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

Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story

BBC Two documentary. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Features Michael Grade, Gary Morecambe, Gail Morecambe, Joan Morecambe, Tony Hannan, Christopher Paul Lee, Graham McCann and others.

Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story

The story of Eric and Ernie, from struggling variety turns to the kings of TV comedy

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2013
Channel
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 others
Director
Andy Humphries
Producer
Andy Humphries

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 24th November 2013 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 1st December 2013 on BBC Two at 9pm
Length of episodes
90 minutes