Morecambe And Wise - The Show What Paul Merton Did
Paul Merton looks back and Morecambe and Wise's contribution to comedy. Features archive footage and interviews with A-list fans
- BBC One
- Paul Merton, Bruce Forsyth, Jack Dee, Angela Rippon, Eddie Braben, Eddie Izzard, Andre Previn, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
- Paul Merton and Suki Webster
- Mick Thomas
- Tom Barrett
With unrivalled access to the Morecambe and Wise archives and interviews with A-list fans and contributors to the series, this special aims to relive some of the magic that made The Morecambe And Wise Show so unmissable.
Life-long aficionado Paul Merton hosts the definitive celebration of arguably the greatest British comedy duo ever, in this hour-long festive feast honouring the magic and genius of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.
Combining nostalgic tributes from their comedic peers together with contemporary comment from performers who still feel their influence today, Paul Merton guides viewers through the remarkable life and times of Eric and Ernie.
Replete with unrivalled access to the archive of classic Morecambe & Wise moments, the show revisits the legendary stars and sketches that became required viewing for millions of families, and without which no Christmas would have been complete.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Friday 2nd January 2009 on BBC One at 9pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour
- Last repeat
- Saturday 31st December 2011 at 8:00pm on BBC2