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You're Only Young Once

You're Only Young Once

  • Radio sketch show / variety
  • BBC Home Service
  • 1953 - 1954
  • 30 episodes (3 series)

Sketch and music series based around the Morecambe and Wise Detective Agency, starring the loveable comedy duo. Stars Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Pearl Carr and Deryck Guyler.

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Key details

Genres
Sketch Show, Variety
Broadcast
1953 - 1954
Channel
BBC Home Service
Episodes
30 (3 series)
Stars
Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Pearl Carr and Deryck Guyler
Writers
Frank Roscoe, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ronnie Taylor and John Ammonds
Producers
Ronnie Taylor and John Ammonds
Company

Sketches and music based loosely around the Morecambe and Wise Detective Agency. Each episode would see a special guest star visit the agency in search of help or assistance in some manner.

Guests included: Robert Beatty; Charlie Chester; the Dargie Quintet; the Maple Leaf Four; John Slater; MacDonald Hobley; the Ray Ellington Quartet; the Radio Revellers; and Harry Secombe.

Originally broadcast on the North of England Home Service.

Additional details

Part of

Morecambe & Wise

Also known as
  • YOYO (Acronym)
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th November 1953 on BBC Home Service

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