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

The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968)

BBC One variety / sketch show starring Morecambe and Wise. 70 episodes (9 series), 1968 - 1977. Stars Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

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

The Morecambe & Wise Show

Sketch series starring comedy legends Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name celebrity guests

Genres
Variety, Sketch Show
Broadcast
1968 - 1977
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
70   (9 series)
Starring
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Writers
Eddie Braben, Sid Green and Dick Hills
Directors
John Ammonds and Ernest Maxin
Producers
John Ammonds and Ernest Maxin

A long-running and hugely successful sketch series starring comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

Peppered with A-list celebrity guests, varied and inspired comedy routines, music, dance and song, the series sees Eric and Ernie taking on theatre, cinema, politics, society, entertainment, comedy itself, and everything else in-between. Not to mention plenty of plays wot Ern' wrote.

Production Details

Part of

Morecambe & Wise

Production company
Also known as
  • Morecambe & Wise (Other official name)
  • The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show (Other official name)
  • The Morecambe And Wise Christmas Show (Other official name)
  • Show Of The Week: The Morecambe And Wise Show (Series 2 billed title)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 2nd September 1968 on BBC Two at 8:10pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 25th December 1977 on BBC One at 8:55pm
Last repeat
Saturday 26th December 2020 at 5:30pm on BBC2

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