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

Morecambe & Wise On Stage

  • TV stand-up
  • ITV
  • 1987
  • 1 episode

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

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
1987
Channels
ITV
Episodes
1
Stars
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Producers
Alan More and Billy Marsh

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th February 1987 at 8pm on ITV
Episode length
1 hour
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 23rd December 2016 at 10:35pm on C5
  • Thursday 24th December 2015 at 11:00pm on C5
  • Friday 26th December 2014 at 8:00pm on C5

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