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

Morecambe & Wise In America

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2018 - 2019
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Jonathan Ross presents this three-part documentary series telling the story of how Eric and Ernie attempted to break America. Also features Glenda Jackson, Nicholas Parsons, Millicent Martin, Diana Rigg, Shaparak Khorsandi and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

This episode looks at Eric and Ernie's first work in colour on American television and how they were invited to perform on a major TV special alongside stars like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

Further details

Eric and Ernie first worked in colour on American television and were invited to perform on a major TV special alongside stars like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Back in Britain, and ill-fated endeavour to record a series designed for both British and American audiences is disappointing end to their time at ATV, and drives them into the waiting arms of the BBC where they go on to deliver the best work of their careers.

Broadcast details

Thursday 10th January 2019
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 12th January 2019 4:45pm Gold
Sunday 13th January 2019 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 15th January 2019 5:40pm Gold
Sunday 27th October 2019 7:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 29th December 2019 1:00am Gold
Tuesday 31st December 2019 12:35am Gold
Saturday 4th January 2020 9:00am Gold
Sunday 31st May 2020 7:00pm Yesterday
Saturday 3rd October 2020 12:40am Gold
Saturday 3rd October 2020 3:10am Gold
Monday 26th April 2021 3:10am Gold
Saturday 1st May 2021 7:10am Gold
Monday 25th September 2023 2:15am Gold

Cast & crew

Jonathan Ross Host / Presenter
Glenda Jackson Self
Nicholas Parsons Self
Millicent Martin Self
Diana Rigg (as Dame Diana Rigg) Self
Shaparak Khorsandi (as Shappi Khorsandi) Self
Gina Yashere Self
Anita Harris Self
Stephen K Amos Self
Penn Jillette (as Penn & Teller) Self
Teller (as Penn & Teller) Self
Michele Lee Self
Michael Grade Self
Gary Morecambe Self
Vince Calandra Self
Graham McCann Self
Susan Hampshire Self
Joan Morecambe (as Joan Morecambe OBE) Self
Gail Morecambe Self
Debra Supnik Self
Steve Punt Self
Barry Cryer Self
Jon Culshaw Self
William Cook Self
Eric Morecambe Self (Archive Material)
Ernie Wise Self (Archive Material)
Guest cast
Richard Holloway Self
Hannah Gordon Self
Production team
Simon Lloyd Series Director
Simon Lloyd Series Producer
Mark Wells Executive Producer
Andrew Solt Executive Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Helen Nightingale Executive Producer
Greg Vines US Producer
Victoria Wimpenny Edit Producer
Nick J. Webb Editor
Paul King Director of Photography

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