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The Morecambe & Wise Show 

The Morecambe and Wise Show was a comedy sketch show originally broadcast by BBC television and the third TV series by English comedy double-act Morecambe and Wise.
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Eric Morecambe ...  Self / ... 14 episodes, 1978-1983
Ernie Wise ...  Self / ... 14 episodes, 1978-1983
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The Morecambe and Wise Show was a comedy sketch show originally broadcast by BBC television and the third TV series by English comedy double-act Morecambe and Wise.

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After a nine year run at the BBC various cutbacks meant that their expensively mounted TV shows came under fire. The duo refused to cut corners or compromise resulting in them being asked to be released from their contracts. The BBC did this and Morecambe and Wise took their talents to Thames Television, who were part of the ITV network. Thames had offered the duo a decent deal which they picked up on. The show on ITV did well enough although many people consider their best work to have been in their BBC days. The show ran until the early 1980s at which point Eric was in poor health and was told to slow down. He went into semi retirement, made one TV movie with Ernie (Night train to Murder) for Thames Television and died in May 1984 shortly after filming had been completed. The movie was shown on ITV during Christmas 1984 and was dedicated to him. See more »

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Featured in The Unseen Eric Morecambe (2005) See more »

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simply the best
5 May 2006 | by catherinebutterSee all my reviews

when i saw this show i thought it was a refreshing release from some of the crude and sometimes tasteless programs that we can get nowadays. watching the Morecambe and Wise Show proves that you can be funny without all of the swearing, sexual innuendo's etc. I love this show as it gets back to the kind of traditional comedy that I like. Whilst i don't condemn todays comedy shows, this show made me laugh from start to finish, which is why i class it as a firm favourite. Morecambe and Wise were two absolute comedy legends, the like of which we may never see again. They complement each other perfectly and, in my opinion, have provided the viewing public with some of the most memorable comic sketches ever. Even though, sadly neither of Morecambe nor Wise are still with us, this show preserves their comic magic for generations to come.


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UK

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English

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18 October 1978 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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(26 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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