The Unforgettable.... Copyright: North One Television / Watchmaker Productions
The Unforgettable...

The Unforgettable...

  • TV documentary
  • ITV
  • 2000 - 2012
  • 38 episodes (5 series)

Factual documentaries diving into the lives of some of Britain's most influential comedians, comics and actors. Features Daniel Abineri.

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2011 Specials - Ernie Wise

One-half of the most popular comedy duo Britain has ever produced, Ernie Wise passed away in March 1999. This is his remarkable story.

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The Unforgettable.... Copyright: North One Television / Watchmaker Productions

A tribute to one half of Britain's greatest double act. A successful child star by the time he was 12, Ernie Wise went on to become a consummate comedian and foil to Eric Morecambe as Morecambe and Wise.

Ernie was a passionate traveller and would film many of his trips to Europe in the 1950s with his wife Doreen, as well as visits to the US and Australia with Eric. The programme features much of this previously unseen personal footage as well as private photographs and contributions from family, friends and co-stars.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 26th December 2011
Time
7pm
Channel
ITV
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 15th February 2014 1:05pm ITV
Saturday 9th August 2014 1:20pm ITV

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Barry Cryer Self
Michael Grade Self
Doreen Wise Self
Joan Morecambe Self
Teddy Johnson Self
Pearl Carr (as Pearl Johnson) Self
John Ammonds Self
Eddie Braben Self
Ann Hamilton Self
Ernest Maxin (as Ernest Maxim) Self
Michael Barratt Self
Eddie Plumley Self
Fran Plumley Self
Laurie Holloway Self
Ernie Wise Self (Archive Material)
Martin Glyn Murray Narrator
Production team
Karen Steyn Series Producer
John Quinn Executive Producer
Andy Kinnear Editor

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