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Morecambe And Wise - The Show What Paul Merton Did

BBC One documentary. 1 episode in 2009. Features Paul Merton, Bruce Forsyth, Jack Dee, Angela Rippon, Eddie Braben, Eddie Izzard, Andre Previn and others.

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Arguably the best-loved comedy duo of all time are given due reverence in this celebration hosted by fan Paul Merton. All the usual clips will be present and correct, but there's also some early material thrown in, alongside fond recollections of the mighty pair's comedy mastery from fans and colleagues. Morecambe and Wise: always a pleasure, never a chore.

Mark Wright, The Stage, 2nd January 2009

Paul Merton introduces this tribute to the comedy duo. We'll be honest - we could quite happily spend the entire festive period eating dark chocolate Digestives and watching these two muck about with Angela Rippon and prepare breakfast to The Stripper. So, we're ever so excited - even more than if Baileys flowed from the taps - that Paul Merton's uncovered rare material of the duo in action for this tip-top celebration of the best British double act who didn't share the same first name. What a treat.

What's On TV, 2nd January 2009

Everybody has a favourite Morecambe and Wise sketch - including those too young to see the shows when they first aired.

Thanks to repeats and tribute shows such as these, even babies are familiar with the 'Andrew Preview' music sketch and the time newsreader Angela Rippon got her pins out for the boys.

Both pop up in this homage to the great comedy duo, hosted by lifelong fan Paul Merton.

It's lovely watching a presenter who genuinely cares about the subject. He's joined by people who worked with Eric and Ernie, including Angela, Bruce Forsyth, conductor Andre Previn and writer Eddie Braban - who provided acres of material for the duo and wrote many of their famous Christmas specials.

Watching the footage again, you realise just how pants today's sketch shows are. Who will remember Tittybangbang in 30 years' time, let alone pay tribute to it?

Jane Simon, The Mirror, 2nd January 2009