Morecambe & Wise On Stage. Image shows from L to R: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise.

Morecambe & Wise On Stage

ITV stand-up. 1 episode in 1987. Stars Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

Morecambe & Wise On Stage

The only ever fully-recorded stage performance by legendary comedy double act Morecambe & Wise, from Croydon's Fairfield Halls in October 1973

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Alan More

The only ever full recording of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise's life stage act was made at Croydon's Fairfield Halls on Sunday 28th October 1973.

Filmed as a present for the personal collection of their manager, Billy Marsh, the performance was edited down to an hour and broadcast by Thames Television in 1987. A 66-minute long VHS was released in 1997.

This film captures two of Britain's most adored artists performing some of their best loved comedy sketches in front of a live audience.

With the backing of their orchestra, under the musical direction of Johnny Wiltshire, Eric & Ernie deliver and ad lib a torrent of gags and one-liners honed over many years on the live comedy circuit.

The duo close the show with their classic rendition of Bring Me Sunshine.

Production Details

Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th February 1987 on ITV at 8pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Friday 23rd December 2016 at 10:35pm on C5