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Further Benny Hill Annual DVD releases and The ATV Shows

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    [1]Jul 30, 2007
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    Is there any news yet on when the 1980 and 1981 Benny Hill Annual R2 DVDs will be released? It seems like ages since the last two years of the 1970s era of The Benny Hill Show were released on R2.

    Also a listing has been on for a while for the "ATV Shows". There has been a release date for this DVD but it's been removed recently. When were these shows aired on UK TV? They have been rated by the BBFC (British Board of Film ****fication) a few weeks ago. Some of the shows are over an hour long.

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    [2]Jul 30, 2007
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    As for the ATV shows, Network Video will be releasing them; however, it is being delayed to an interminate date due to the proverbial "rights issues." As to the post-1980 Thames shows, your guess is as good as mine.

    What I'm curious about, however, is whether A&E's upcoming R.1 DVD Complete Collection, due in October (with all six sets, plus further bonus material [than was already on the existing sets] promised), would have his 1977 Australian Benny Hill Down Under special, given that it wasn't on any of the sets - and given that Eddie in August was in Set 3.

    Edited on 07/30/2007 4:10pm
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