Series 1, Episode 1
In March 1963, Eric and Ernie made their first trip across the Atlantic to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. Jonathan Ross tells the story of how they had been spotted appearing at The London Palladium by Sullivan, and how he booked them for three performances in that year.
At first the American studio audience weren't sure what to make of Eric and Ernie, and on their first appearance they were listened to in virtual silence. They selected a more physical routine for their second performance, and the reaction improved. With the Sullivan Show's huge ratings, they had begun to crack America.
Featuring footage never seen in Britain before, as well as personal home movie footage from Eric and Ernie's own collections, this episode tells of Morecambe and Wise's first steps in their American adventure.
- Thursday 27th December 2018
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Jonathan Ross||Host / Presenter|
|Diana Rigg (as Dame Diana Rigg)||Self|
|Stephen K Amos||Self|
|Penn Jillette (as Penn & Teller)||Self|
|Teller (as Penn & Teller)||Self|
|Joan Morecambe (as Joan Morecambe OBE)||Self|
|Eric Morecambe||Self (Archive Material)|
|Ernie Wise||Self (Archive Material)|
|Simon Lloyd||Series Director|
|Simon Lloyd||Series Producer|
|Mark Wells||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Solt||Executive Producer|
|Joe McVey||Executive Producer|
|Helen Nightingale||Executive Producer|