The Benny Hill Show

Season 1 Episode 5

Eddie in August (30 min.)

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Aired Unknown Jun 03, 1970 on ITV
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Eddie in August (30 min.)
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In this one-off half-hour silent film, Benny stars as the title character, a "born loser" who is unlucky in everything - especially love. He fancies a pretty nurse who walks by the park, but ends up with a plainer girl.

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      • Though not aired in its entirety other than its original British airing, portions of this show were included in various episodes of the 1979-87 U.S. syndication package, and one segment (with Benny watching a tennis game) was included in an episode of the post-1987 U.S. syndicated version. This show was first seen in its entirety in the U.S. as part of a "Salute to Thames" (along with Show 42) at New York's Museum of Broadcasting (later the Museum of Television and Radio, now the Paley Center for Media) in 1984, and would also be included in A&E Video's U.S. R.1 DVD compilation Complete & Unadulterated: The Naughty Early Years - Set Three: 1975-1977 and Network Video's U.K. R.2 DVD compilation The Benny Hill Annual: 1970.

      • This special, his ode to the work of Chaplin and French comic Jacques Tati, was Benny Hill's first production for Thames Television. It was filmed in August of 1969, preceding the making of his first series of hour-long comedy/variety specials. However, unlike his regular shows, this was not as enthusiastically received by either the press or the public. Reviews ranged from mixed to outright hostile, and it finished the week in 13th place, seen in 4.5 million households (or, if based on JICTAR's post-1977 audience measurement revamping, by 9.9 million viewers). The relative failure of this project would ensure that Hill would stick to the hour-long comedy/variety format for the remainder of his career.

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