Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story. Image shows from L to R: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise. Copyright: BBC
Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story

Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2013
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

The story of Eric and Ernie, from struggling variety turns to the kings of TV comedy. Features Michael Grade, Gary Morecambe, Gail Morecambe, Joan Morecambe, Tony Hannan and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2013
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
2 (1 series)
Features
Michael Grade, Gary Morecambe, Gail Morecambe, Joan Morecambe, Tony Hannan, Christopher Paul Lee, Graham McCann, Ernest Maxin and more
Director
Andy Humphries
Producers
Andy Humphries and Caroline Wright
Companies

Dean Lennox Kelly narrates this documentary charting the rise of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise from obscurity to being the most popular entertainers in the country.

Eric and Ernie started out on the variety circuit after the end of the Second World War and found success both there and on radio, but their first venture into TV in 1954 was a complete disaster.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 24th November 2013 at 9pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Sunday 1st December 2013 at 9pm on BBC Two

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