Morecambe & Wise In America. Image shows from L to R: Ernie Wise, Eric Morecambe.

Morecambe & Wise In America

Gold documentary series hosted by Jonathan Ross. 3 episodes (1 series), 2018 - 2019. Features Jonathan Ross, Glenda Jackson, Nicholas Parsons, Millicent Martin and others.

Morecambe & Wise In America. Image shows from L to R: Ernie Wise, Eric Morecambe.

Morecambe & Wise In America

Jonathan Ross presents this three-part documentary series telling the story of how Eric and Ernie attempted to break America

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2018 - 2019
Channel
Gold
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Features
Jonathan Ross, Glenda Jackson, Nicholas Parsons, Millicent Martin, Diana Rigg, Shappi Khorsandi, Gina Yashere, Anita Harris and others
Director
Simon Lloyd
Producer
Simon Lloyd

Morecambe & Wise In America tells the story of Eric and Ernie's attempts to break America, featuring over an hour of footage that has never been seen in the UK.

Over the course of five years in the 1960s, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise made multiple trips to New York to appear on the USA's biggest variety show, The Ed Sullivan Show - also credited with helping The Beatles 'crack' America. The untold story of their attempt to make it in the States is documented for the first time, including footage that has never been shown on British television before, alongside Eric and Ernie's own photographs, home movies and memorabilia from the time.

In Morecambe & Wise In America, host Jonathan Ross will also peel back the curtain on the working dynamic of the legendary pair behind the scenes, with contributions from family and colleagues as well as some of the legendary guest stars who worked with them including Glenda Jackson, Nicholas Parsons, Millicent Martin and Dame Diana Rigg.

The series also includes Morecambe & Wise's very first appearances on television in colour.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 27th December 2018 on Gold at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 10th January 2019 on Gold at 8pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Saturday 11th May 2019 at 1:10pm