The NME in December 1969 ran a short report that Cash would be going to New York in the summer of 1970 to shoot his own thirteen part TV series. Guest stars will appear in each hour long show, with a budget of $140,000 per show. Record Mirror also reported Dave's enthusiasm for the show "It's a groovy show and will be going out in America during the summer, probably on ABC. It's going to cost something about 140,000 dollars a week to shoot. We're making 13 shows to start with and the first one one will probably have the Beatles and the Stones. But it won't be a 'Top Of The Pops' type show in that it won't deal with the new chart entries or current hits so much. I went to New York earlier this month to sort the TV show out and everyone was very enthusiastic about it. I don't know whether it will be shown in Britain or not though."
The New York show came to nothing, so he decided to take the matter into his own hands. The Dave Cash Comedy Hour was made as a pilot in 1972 and featured actresses Hilary Pritchard (previously seen in Braden's Week), Tricia Gently and The Golden Shot's Anne Aston as support acts while Chris Andrews and The Spectrum were the musical guests. A twenty minute film reel appeared on eBay in September 2020 which credits an appearance by Sammy Davis Jr and an interview with then Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. However, the seller dates the reel to 1969 rather than the previously thought 1972. To confuse matters further Sammy Davis Jr appears to have been in Britain for TV show recordings on both dates.
The pilot found no takers, so after a re-
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Many other ITV stations would pick up the show, but it was never fully networked, and certainly not at the same time with many stations not showing it until October 1972.
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After the show finished many of these clips were later made available in the 8mm home movie format and later on DVD under the Music Unlimited banner.