1977 Christmas Show 

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.


Eddie Braben, Eric Morecambe (additional material) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Morecambe ... Himself
Ernie Wise ... Himself
Penelope Keith ... Herself / Roxanne
Elton John ... Himself - Musical Guest
Angharad Rees ... Herself
Francis Matthews ... Himself / Count de Basie
Arthur Lowe ... Capt. George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Arthur Wilson
John Laurie ... Pte. James Frazer
Richard Briers ... Theatre Patron
Paul Eddington ... Theatre Patron
James Hunt ... Chauffeur
Stella Starr Stella Starr
Michael Parkinson ... Himself - Performer: There Ain't Nothing Like a Dame
Angela Rippon 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) See more »

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Did You Know?


Talk show host Michael Parkinson is credited in the end credits yet doesn't appear in the episode. See more »


Sgt. Arthur Wilson: Do you think that's Wise, Sir?
Capt. George Mainwaring: No, that's Morecambe.
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