Lenny Henry to host Morecambe & Wise retrospective series

Friday 21st June 2019, 10:23am

  • Channel Gold has announced it will air new retrospective series Trust Morecambe & Wise
  • Sir Lenny Henry will host the four-part series, which is filmed in front of a studio audience
  • The producers say: "Every decision you make could be made easier by allowing Eric & Ernie to guide you"
The Morecambe & Wise Show. Image shows from L to R: Ernie Wise, Eric Morecambe. Copyright: BBC.

Channel Gold has announced it will air Trust Morecambe & Wise, a retrospective series about the legendary comedy duo.

The four episodes, each an hour long, will be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.

The channel explains the show will "take a look at rarely seen footage featuring the immortal duo at the peak of their careers. Each episode of the studio-based series will be filmed in front of a live audience and include contributions from comic guests and some of the duo's much-loved co-stars."

Commissioner Joe McVey says: "If you've been at a crossroads in your life or simply trying to work out which sofa cushions to get, Trust Morecambe & Wise is what we've been waiting for. Every decision you make could be made easier by allowing Eric & Ernie to guide you. Also, it really is a great thrill to claim that I have commissioned Morecambe & Wise at some point in my career and that's certainly the way I'm going to spin it on my CV."

Tom Webber from Mercury Productions, the company that also made Saluting Dad's Army for Gold, comments: "It's a thrill to bring Gold viewers the brilliance of Morecambe & Wise - and to have Lenny Henry fronting the series. Lenny's not just a huge fan of Eric and Ernie, he knew them both and is the perfect host to lead this celebration of their genius."

Trust Morecambe & Wise will air later this year.

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