The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.
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Eric Morecambe ...
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Ernie Wise ...
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Ann Hamilton ...
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Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen ...
 Themselves / ... (38 episodes, 1968-1976)
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 Diva / ... (34 episodes, 1969-1973)
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

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A lot of people in The Morecambe and Wise Show were given nicknames-Andre Previn was Andre Preview or Privet, Vanessa Redgrave was Vanilla Redgrave, Des O'Connor was Desperate O'Connor. See more »

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Eric Morecambe: [as Cyrano de Bergerac] What would it take for you to kiss me?
Penelope Keith: [as the Queen of France] Chloroform.
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Comedy Perfection
7 April 2009 | by (Nottingham) – See all my reviews

Morecambe And Wise were THE British comedy double act of all time. Their influence on British comedy remains as strong, and their performances will forever be imprinted on the minds of generations of British TV viewers. With their iconic seventies shows that the "A" list celebrities of the time were queuing up to get on (Glenda Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and who can forget Angela Rippon), they achieved what comedians these days seem to shy away from - they produced classic, family friendly shows that were actually funny, inventive and entertaining.

They were the absolute (and without a shadow of a doubt) best comedians of all time.


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