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

Bring Me Morecambe And Wise

Gold documentary. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2012. Features Joan Morecambe, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise and Victoria Wood.

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.

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

Cast & crew

Regular 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
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, Victoria Wood, Lord Grade, Gary Morecambe, David Baddiel.

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