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Ten Benson


Among the U.K.’s stranger hard rock and roll clothes, Ten Benson mixes the natural, basic audio of rings like Dark Sabbath, Kiss, and AC/DC with lyrics which range from the most obvious (sex, bad) towards the peculiar (robots, consumerism, Xmas). The music group, led by vocalist/guitarist Chris Teckkam, shaped in the past due ’90s and released their debut recording, Hiss, in 2000. Satan Kidney Pie adopted in 2002, as well as the music group released two albums, Threat of Deaf and their U.S. debut Benson Burner, in 2003. Bitch Town was planned to drop afterwards that calendar year or early in 2004.

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Full Name Ten Benson
Music Songs Robot Tourist, Rock Cottage, Black Snow, The Claw, Evil Heat, I Don't Buy It, City Hoppers, The Loozin' Line, Under Heavy Riffage, Mystery Man, Uncle Benson, Snowman - Snowgirl, One Way Ticket, Dark Forces, Oh General, Come Home to Me, Nobodys Wife, Magical Moon, Hell This Hour, Dirty Job, Raggedy Man, Transport Overseas, Bardot Style, Sweat Part 2, Dr. Helmlock, Sweat, Part 3, Sweat, Part 1, Luvly Guy, Mad Ferret, Tits, Roll On, Sweat
Albums Benson Burner, 6 Fingers of Benson, Satan Kidney Pie, Danger of Deaf, Hiss, Black Snow, United Colors of Benson

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1 In his later years painted portraits of noted Shakespearean actors, including Olivier, Gielgud and Guiness, staging a 1993 exhibition at the Shakespeare Globe Centre.
2 Served as a gunner with the British Army in North Africa during World war II, rising to the rank of captain. He organised entertainment for his fellow soldiers and built a theatre from scratch in Alexandria, Egypt, assisted by future "Dad's Army" star Arthur Lowe.
3 Due to his dark, somewhat sardonic looks, he was often cast as a continental villain.
4 Initially aimed for a career as a pharmacist.
5 British stage and film actor who has played noted supporting roles in films both in England and the U.S. He is best known in the U.S. for his non-singing role as the Kralahome, in the 1956 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I". He is sometimes confused with South Coast Artistic Director Martin Benson, who has directed Horton Foote's "The Carpetbagger's Children".



Casualty 2005 TV Series Rudy Goldspink
Angela's Ashes 1999 Christian Brother
Last of the Summer Wine 1998 TV Series The Vicar
The Camomile Lawn 1992 TV Mini-Series Pauli
The Bill 1989 TV Series Craven
Mystery!: Campion 1989 TV Series Isaac Melchizadek
Wyatt's Watchdogs 1988 TV Series Judge Goodman
Il giovane Toscanini 1988 Comparsa (uncredited)
The Clairvoyant 1986 TV Series Browser
Arch of Triumph 1984 TV Movie Goldberg
The Hello Goodbye Man 1984 TV Series Mr. Renwick
Schoolgirl Chums 1982 TV Movie Count Slansky
Tales of the Unexpected 1981 TV Series Vasco
Sphinx 1981 Muhammed
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy 1981 TV Mini-Series Vogon Captain
The Sea Wolves 1980 Mr. Montero
BBC2 Playhouse 1980 TV Series Schrayer
The Human Factor 1979 Boris
Meetings with Remarkable Men 1979 Dr. Ivanov
Telford's Change 1979 TV Series Jacques Dupont
Return of the Saint 1978 TV Series
The Many Wives of Patrick 1978 TV Series Sheikh Abdul
The Professionals 1978 TV Series Villa
The Onedin Line 1977 TV Series Ranocci
Jesus of Nazareth 1977 TV Mini-Series Pharisee
Al-risâlah 1976 Kisra
The Message 1976 Abu-Jahal
The Omen 1976 Father Spiletto
Thriller 1976 TV Series Spiros Lemke
A Little Bit of Wisdom 1974 TV Series Sharkie
Tiffany Jones 1973 Petcek
The Adventurer 1973 TV Series Nicky Asteri
The Protectors 1973 TV Series President
Pope Joan 1972 Lothair
The Champions 1969 TV Series Garcian
Mogul 1968 TV Series Major General Hassef
Battle Beneath the Earth 1967 Gen. Chan Lu
The Magnificent Two 1967 President Diaz
Theatre 625 1967 TV Series
The Saint 1963-1967 TV Series Inspector Yolu / Sanchez / Maj. Louis Quintana
The Man Who Never Was 1966 TV Series
Court Martial 1966 TV Series Padre Verga
A Man Could Get Killed 1966 Politanu
The Wednesday Play 1966 TV Series Rudi
BBC Play of the Month 1965 TV Series Rezso Kantner
The Secret of My Success 1965 Rex Mansard
No Hiding Place 1961-1965 TV Series Tomas Bexiga / Bernard Huntley
Secret Agent 1965 TV Series General Ventura
Goldfinger 1964 Solo
Behold a Pale Horse 1964 Priest
A Shot in the Dark 1964 Maurice
The Secret Door 1964 Edmundo Vara
Mozambique 1964 Da Silva
Cleopatra 1963 Ramos
Suspense 1963 TV Series John Haythorn
Ghost Squad 1963 TV Series Zervas
ITV Television Playhouse 1960-1963 TV Series Harry Salvi / Colonel Alvarez
The Fur Collar 1962 Martin Benson
The Verdict Is Yours 1962 TV Series Prosecuting Counsel
Richard the Lionheart 1962 TV Series Jeweller / Forked Beard
Silent Evidence 1962 TV Series Shufru-Ka
I tre nemici 1962 Prof. Otto Kreutz
Night Creatures 1962 Mr. Rash (innkeeper)
Village of Daughters 1962 1st Pickpocket
Satan Never Sleeps 1962 Kuznietsky
The Silent Invasion 1962 Borge
A Matter of WHO 1961 Rahman
One Step Beyond 1961 TV Series Klaus Karnak / Dr. Evans - Minister
The Charlie Drake Show 1960-1961 TV Series Fagin
Five Golden Hours 1961 Enrico
Gorgo 1961 Dorkin
Whack-O! 1960 TV Series Admiral Sir Archibald Ballard
Exodus 1960 Mordekai
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver 1960 Flimnap
The Gentle Trap 1960 Ricky Barnes
Danger Man 1960 TV Series Fawzi
Our House 1960 TV Series
Sands of the Desert 1960 Selim
On Trial 1960 TV Series Edward Carson
An Arabian Night 1960 TV Movie Wazir Al-Muin
Oscar Wilde 1960 George Alexander
The Four Just Men 1960 TV Series Captain Renald
Once More, with Feeling! 1960 Luigi Bardini
The Army Game 1960 TV Series Captain Strickley
Interpol Calling 1960 TV Series Ahmed
Killers of Kilimanjaro 1959 Ali
The Third Man 1959 TV Series Karsos
The Invisible Man 1959 TV Series Col. Omar
Make Mine a Million 1959 Chairman
Dial 999 1959 TV Series Wayman
The Two-Headed Spy 1958 Gen. Wagner
Desert Patrol 1958 German Half-track Officer (uncredited)
Sword of Freedom 1957-1958 TV Series Duke de Medici / De Medici / Duke De Medici
The New Adventures of Charlie Chan 1958 TV Series Roberto Ricci / Ahmed
The Cosmic Monster 1958 Smith
The Verdict Is Yours 1958 TV Series Counsel for the plaintiff
The Vise 1954-1958 TV Series Chou / Carlos
White Hunter 1958 TV Series Piet Ritter
Windom's Way 1957 Samcar, Rebel Commander (uncredited)
Thunder Over Tangier 1957 Voss
O.S.S. 1957 TV Series Tullio
The New Adventures of Martin Kane 1957 TV Series
Sailor of Fortune 1956-1957 TV Series Police Chief / El Saiyid
The Flesh Is Weak 1957 Angelo Giani
Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! 1957 TV Series Dimitrios
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot 1957 TV Series Hassim
Pickup Alley 1957 Captain Varolli
Doctor at Large 1957 Maharajah of Rhanda
The Jack Benny Program 1957 TV Series Man Using Telescope
Aggie 1957 TV Series Sheikh Feisal
Assignment Foreign Legion 1957 TV Series Novac / Legionnaire Crazy Horse / Kassar
Istanbul 1957 Mr. Darius
Rheingold Theatre 1953-1956 TV Series Party Chief / Howard Geiger / First Frenchman / ...
The King and I 1956 Kralahome
Colonel March of Scotland Yard 1956 TV Series Dupont
23 Paces to Baker Street 1956 Pillings
Spin a Dark Web 1956 Rico Francesi
Doctor at Sea 1955 Head Waiter (uncredited)
Passage Home 1955 Gutierres
Lovers, Happy Lovers! 1954 Art (uncredited)
The Young Cyrus 1954 TV Movie Astyages, King of the Medes
West of Zanzibar 1954 Lawyer Dhofar
You Know What Sailors Are 1954 Agrarian Officer (uncredited)
Escape by Night 1953 Guillio
Black 13 1953 Bruno
Desert Adventure 1953 TV Movie Steve
Always a Bride 1953 Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Recoil 1953 Farnborough
Wheel of Fate 1953 Riscoe
Top of the Form 1953 Cliquot
The Gambler and the Lady 1952 Tony - Pat's Dance Partner
The Plate on the Wall 1952 TV Movie A policeman
Chevron Theatre 1952 TV Series
The Man with the Gun 1952 TV Movie Rico
Ivanhoe 1952 Minor Role (uncredited)
Wide Boy 1952 Rocco
The Frightened Man 1952 Alec Stone
Judgment Deferred 1952 Pierre Desportes
Mystery Junction 1951 Steve Harding
Hotel Sahara 1951 Minor Role (uncredited)
The Passing Show 1951 TV Series
The Dark Light 1951 Luigi
Night Without Stars 1951 White Cap
Assassin for Hire 1951 Catesby
The Mysterious Count 1951 TV Movie Gaston
Jack Sterling: White Hunter 1951 Short
Lucky Nick Cain 1951 Frankie Sperazza
The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel 1949 Skinny Ellis
Under Capricorn 1949 Man Carrying Shrunken Head (uncredited)
Trapped by the Terror 1949 Prison Governor
But Not in Vain 1948 Mark Meyer
The Blind Goddess 1948 Count Stephan Mikla
The Unthinking Lobster 1948 TV Short Folgoree Division type
Othello 1946 Short Minor Role (uncredited)
Suspected Person 1942 Minor Role (uncredited)



One Step Beyond 1961 TV Series story supervisor - 14 episodes



Parrot Fashion 2007 Video documentary short Vogan Captain
Reputations 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Omen Legacy 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' 1993 Video documentary Himself

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Behind the Scenes with 'Goldfinger' 1995 Video documentary short Mr.Solo
The Dick Cavett Show 1971 TV Series Maurice in film A SHOT IN THE DARK

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