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

The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968)

  • TV variety / sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 1968 - 1977
  • 70 episodes (9 series)

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

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

Key details

Genres
Variety, Sketch Show
Broadcast
1968 - 1977
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
70 (9 series)
Stars
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
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

Morecambe & Wise

Also known as
  • Show Of The Week: The Morecambe And Wise Show (Series 2 billed title)
  • The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show
  • The Morecambe And Wise Christmas Show
  • Morecambe & Wise
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 2nd September 1968 at 8:10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 25th December 2021 at 7:45pm on BBC2 - Series 4, Christmas Special
  • Saturday 25th December 2021 at 7:00pm on BBC2 - Series 6, Christmas Special
  • Saturday 26th December 2020 at 6:10pm on BBC2 - Series 1, Episode 7

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