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Benson

NEVER-ENDING BUBBLE floated off from SOAP centring on exploits of titular butler (ROBERT GUILLAUME) who, on leaving the ancestral Tate dynasty, found employment at the mansion of US State Govenor Gene Gatling (JAMES NOBLE). Predictable upstairs/below stairs power play as butler is hundred times smarter than his boss, but morphed from being simple domestic chicanery to stuff far grander, as Benson became successively the State’s budget director, Lieutenant Govenor and, blimey, a contender for the top job itself. Outcome of said showdown ‘tween employer/employee never – ho ho – revealed. Supporting “humour” from tight-lipped German housekeeper Gretchen Kraus (INGA SWENSON) and surreal appearances by Jessica Tate’s “ghost”.

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  1. James Masterton

    November 19, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I used to watch it religiously for the appearances of Missy Gold who played the Governor’s daughter Katie.

    8 years old and I knew what I wanted even then.

  2. paulus

    May 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    would it get past the politically correct crowd today….
    It’s servant-tastic

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