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 ...  Himself 70 episodes, 1968-1977
Ernie Wise ...  Himself 70 episodes, 1968-1977
Ann Hamilton Ann Hamilton ...  Nurse / ... 42 episodes, 1968-1976
Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen ...  Themselves / ... 36 episodes, 1968-1976
Janet Webb Janet Webb ...  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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Bringing you sunshine all the way...

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UK

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English

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2 September 1968 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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In the King Arthur sketch in (#2.1), Peter Cushing played King Arthur. 8 years later, Peter Cushing went on to play Grand Moff Tarkin in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope". The "Star Wars" films were influenced by myths, legends and fairy tales and the Legend of King Arthur was one of George Lucas's influences behind the "Star Wars" saga. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in The End of 'Life on Mars' (2007) See more »

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Comedy Perfection
7 April 2009 | by manimal99See 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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