The musical guests are Angharad Rees and Elton John. Elton John has trouble getting correct directions. Eric and Ernie move house. Ernie's play is called 'Cyrano de Bergerac' and stars Francis Matthews and Penelope Keith.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Morecambe ...
Ernie Wise ...
Herself / Roxanne
Himself - Performer: Shine on Through
Himself / Count de Basie
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Theatre Patron
Stella Starr
Michael Parkinson ...
Himself - Performer: There Ain't Nothing Like a Dame
Angela Rippon ...
Herself - Dancer


The show starts with an episode of 'Starkers and Krutch'. Eric is not happy with the opening set as his name is misspelt. Elton has a lot of trouble getting directions to the correct studio. Angharad Rees is introduced as she is to star in a scene set in a country cottage, which ends with a duo by Angharad and Ernie singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Angela Rippon is in a chorus line of dancers. Eric and Ernie reminisce as they move home to a new place. Eric and Ernie perform "There is Nothing Like a Dame" backed by a chorus. Ernie's play is called 'Cyrano de Bergerac' and stars Francis Matthews as Count de Basie and Penelope Keith as Roxanne. Eric, Ernie and Penelope conclude by singing "Darn It, Baby, That's Love". Elton John concludes the show singing "Shine On Through". Written by jem

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25 December 1977 (UK)  »

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Penelope Keith: I can't get down there in this dress.
Eric Morecambe: Well do something with the dress.
Penelope Keith: It's been specially made.
Eric Morecambe: Yes, I realise that.
Ernie Wise: Just climb down that.
Penelope Keith: I really don't like that.
Eric Morecambe: Now can you get that leg down.
Ernie Wise: Yes. I'll hold onto it.
Eric Morecambe: Dignity at all times.
Ernie Wise: Yes.
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