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

The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978)

ITV variety / sketch show. 34 episodes (4 series), 1978 - 1983. Stars Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

Morecambe & Wise: The Thames Christmas Specials - Volume One

Morecambe & Wise: The Thames Christmas Specials - Volume One

One of the most successful double acts of all time, Morecambe and Wise were a staple ingredient of British television for four decades, and nothing showcased their comedic brilliance more memorably than the wonderful Christmas specials that enlivened festive viewing for tens of millions of viewers.

Families across the country gathered around the box for these legendary shows - as much a part of Christmas Day as the Queen's speech and the after-dinner nap - with Eric and Ernie aided by an array of guest stars, including David Frost, Hannah Gordon, Glenda Jackson, Leonard Rossiter, Peter Barkworth, Des O'Connorp and Alec Guinness.

Now you can relive those magical moments with this first volume, comprising three shows from their Thames television series, screened on Christmas Day in 1978, 1979 and 1980. Bursting with botched song and dance numbers, mangled classics, bad puns and short fat hairy legs, these ratings record-breakers show why Morecambe and Wise remain the nation's favourite comedy duo!

Note: The entire contents of this release are already available in The Morecambe & Wise Show: The Thames Years - The Complete First Series.

First released: Monday 7th October 2013

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: 7954043

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