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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

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    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
    Gavin Ames (as Gavin Amess) Editor
    Sean Doherty Series Director
    Sean Doherty Series Producer
    Ricky Kelehar Executive Producer
    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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