Trust Morecambe & Wise. Lenny Henry.

Trust Morecambe & Wise

Gold sketch show highlights hosted by Lenny Henry. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Lenny Henry, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Culture And Sophistication

Lenny Henry is joined by guests including Glenda Jackson and Hugh Dennis to reveal how Morecambe & Wise can tell us all we need to know about being cultured and sophisticated.

Further details

Lenny Henry is joined by special guests Glenda Jackson and Hugh Dennis - with special help from Angela Rippon - to reveal how Morecambe & Wise can tell us all we need to know about being cultured and sophisticated.

Stand by for brilliant but rarely seen clips from Eric and Ernie's heyday, along with familiar favourites such as Antony and Cleopatra - a play "what Ernie wrote" - and the immortal encounter with Andre Previn as Eric plays "all the right notes - but not necessarily in the right order..."

Broadcast details

Friday 8th November 2019
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Lenny Henry Host / Presenter
    Eric Morecambe Self (Archive Material)
    Ernie Wise Self (Archive Material)
    Guest cast
    Gary Morecambe Guest
    Glenda Jackson Guest
    Angela Rippon Guest
    Hugh Dennis Guest
    Writing team
    Max Davis Writer
    Production team
    John L Spencer (as John L. Spencer) Director
    Tom Webber Executive Producer
    Joe McVey Executive Producer
    Chris Toft Editor
    Yvonne Wootton Editor
    Sarah Milton Production Designer
    Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
    Inca Bayer Costume Designer
    Nora Robertson Make-up Designer
    Chris Kempton Lighting Designer


    The legend of Eric and Ernie is still potent. Fronted by Lenny Henry, this series combines guests and clips to explore different aspects of their comedy. Tonight, Glenda Jackson recalls the mixture of hilarity and intense professionalism that was a feature of working with the duo. Sunshine is brought.

    Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 8th November 2019

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