• Short Summary

    Benny Hill and Tommy Steele fool about dressed as chefs pretending to make Xmas pudding.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Stir, Wish, Xmas Coming".

    Cabdy Hall, London.

    L/S of singer Tommy Steele and comedian Benny Hill stirring Christmas pudding mix. M/S of the pair fooling around pretending to cook, there is a large Australian flag behind them. They are both dressed as chefs, a large audience of press watch - it's a publicity stunt. Australia has donated ingredients to make the biggest Xmas pud in the world to be donated to the Wellington Boys' Club in South London.

    C/U Benny Hill. They put horrible doughy mess into a bucket, Tommy plonks the pudding onto the table midst a cloud of flour. C/U women in aprons and cooks' caps laughing. C/U Tommy putting currants into the bucket. Benny lifts a bottle of brandy to his lips. Tommy goes to empty contents of the bucket over Benny, but the bucket slips from his hands and hits Benny on the back of the head.

    C/U Benny wiping the bottle, he takes another drink from it, turns towards camera, wipes his mouth with his sleeve and burps. C/U real pudding being stirred. Benny tastes the pudding and nods his approval. C/U Tommy stirring the pudding. C/U Benny with a great mess of pudding on the end of large wooden spoon, he tries to get some women to eat it but they all shrink back.

    Note: press release about story & ingredients list for pudding on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:09:00 / 01:42:09:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Cabdy Hall" in the text should read Cadby Hall.

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