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Eric & Ernie - Behind The Scenes

Victoria Wood narrates this documentary about Morecambe & Wise. Drawing from BBC comedy drama Eric And Ernie, this celebratory documentary charts the duo's early years and the hurdles they faced.

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Eric & Ernie. Sadie Bartholomew (Victoria Wood). Copyright: Blue Door Adventures

Featuring specially shot, behind-the-scenes footage from the film, treasured Morecambe and Wise archive and celebrity interviews, this documentary visits important landmarks in the journey of the comedy duo and uncovers the hard work and secrets of their phenomenal success.

Featuring contributions from the people who knew Eric and Ernie best: their family, peers, greatest fans and fellow comics of stage and screen.

Contributors include Cilla Black, Michael Grade, Eddie Braben, Joan and Gary Morecambe, Doreen Wise, Miranda Hart, Lee Mack, Reece Shearsmith, Penelope Keith and Andrew Marr.

Broadcast details

Saturday 1st January 2011
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 28th February 2011 10:00pm BBC4
Saturday 26th June 2021 8:00pm BBC2
Saturday 25th December 2021 8:35pm BBC4

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Victoria Wood Host / Presenter
Vic Reeves (as Jim Moir) Self
Cilla Black (as Cilla Black OBE) Self
Miranda Hart Self
Lee Mack Self
Reece Shearsmith Self
Andrew Marr Self
Penelope Keith (as Penelope Keith CBE) Self
Eddie Braben Self
Michael Grade (as Michael Grade CBE) Self
Joan Morecambe Self
Gary Morecambe Self
Arthur Smith Self
John Ammonds Self
Peter Bowker Self
William Cook Self
Doreen Wise Self
Tony Hannan Self
Steve Punt Self
Sean Foley Self
Tim Vine Self
Fenella Fielding Self
Bob Golding Self
Lorna Watson Self
Ingrid Oliver Self
Production team
Zoe Thorman Director
Dee Kahlon Behind Scenes Director
Zoe Thorman Producer
Caroline Roberts-Cherry Executive Producer
John Edwards Editor

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