Bring Me Morecambe And Wise. Image shows from L to R: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise. Copyright: North One Television
Bring Me Morecambe And Wise

Bring Me Morecambe And Wise

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2012
  • 5 episodes (1 series)

2012 documentary series showcases rare and never seen before sketches and routines from much loved double act Morecambe & Wise. Features Joan Morecambe, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise and Victoria Wood.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - From Stage To Screen

A tribute to the much-loved double act, featuring never-before-seen clips of their early TV shows and a rare interview with Eric Morecambe's wife, Joan.

Preview clips

Further details

The first episode uncovers an early incarnation of one of their most classic sketches, which even their nearest and dearest didn't know existed. It also recalls the moment that the nation discovered news reader Angela Rippon had legs, and celebrates Eric's love of props, from a ventriloquist dummy to the infamous curtain.

Bring Me Morecambe And Wise also explains how the comedy legends were brought together by Eric's mum in 1939, after the two teenage comics met during auditions for Jack Hylton for a variety tour. The series follows their career performing together from 1941 until Eric Morecambe's death in 1984, as they became the kings of British comedy with famous sketches such as Singin' in the Rain, The Grieg Piano Concerto and The Breakfast Sketch.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 21st November 2012
Time
9pm
Channel
Gold
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 23rd November 2012 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th November 2012 4:20pm Gold
Sunday 25th November 2012 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 22nd December 2012 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 25th December 2012 11:00am Gold
Thursday 27th December 2012 1:00pm Gold
Thursday 27th December 2012 8:00pm Gold
Friday 29th March 2013 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 30th March 2013 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd April 2013 12:00pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd April 2013 6:00pm Gold
Monday 17th June 2013 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 18th June 2013 12:00am Gold
Monday 24th June 2013 5:25pm Gold
Tuesday 24th September 2013 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 29th September 2013 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 6:00pm Gold
Saturday 7th December 2013 8:50am Gold
Saturday 7th December 2013 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 12th March 2014 9:00pm Gold
Friday 14th March 2014 8:00pm Gold
Monday 17th March 2014 7:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th May 2014 12:35pm Gold
Sunday 25th May 2014 7:40am Gold
Sunday 19th October 2014 7:10pm Gold
Monday 1st December 2014 7:00pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 12:30pm Gold
Sunday 21st December 2014 9:00am Gold
Friday 26th December 2014 9:00am Gold
Sunday 5th July 2015 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 7th July 2015 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 8th July 2015 10:00pm Gold
Friday 13th November 2015 1:20pm Gold
Saturday 12th December 2015 8:35pm Gold
Sunday 13th December 2015 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 1st December 2016 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 19th December 2017 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 20th December 2017 7:00pm Gold
Saturday 1st December 2018 5:40pm Gold
Sunday 2nd December 2018 1:20pm Gold
Tuesday 4th December 2018 2:50pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Joan Morecambe Self
Eric Morecambe Self (Archive Material)
Ernie Wise Self (Archive Material)
Victoria Wood Narrator
Guest cast
Chris Tarrant Self
Tamsin Greig Self
Angela Rippon Self
Michael Grade (as Lord Grade) Self
Stephen Mangan Self
Eddie Braben Self
Gail Morecambe Self
Des O'Connor Self
Gary Morecambe Self
David Baddiel Self
Rhys Thomas Self
Jan Kennedy Self
Ingrid Oliver Self
Lorna Watson Self
Charlie Baker Self
Ronni Ancona Self
Debra Stephenson Self
Arthur Smith Self
Ann Hamilton Self
Ben Elton Self
Fenella Fielding Self
Derek Taylor Self
Reece Shearsmith Self
Andi Osho Self
Production team
Sean Doherty Series Director
Sean Doherty Series Producer
Ricky Kelehar Executive Producer
Emma Clarke Edit Producer
Gavin Ames (as Gavin Amess) Editor
Ian Masterson Composer

Video

Morecambe & Wise - Grieg concerto (original 'Previn' sketch)

Bring Me Morecambe And Wise reveals an earlier version of the famed 'Previn' sketch, from 1963's second series of Two Of A Kind.

Featuring: Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise.

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