Paul Merton chats to Angela Rippon
'The Show What Paul Merton Did'
Eddie Braben chats about Bill Cotton
'The Man Who Made Morecambe & Wise'
Eric and Ern interviewed
'In Their Own Words'
Eric and Ern on Parkinson
Gail Morecambe chats about her father
'The Unseen Eric Morecambe'
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Morecambe & Wise On Television
Many documentaries have been made about Eric and Ern. Here are details
about them, plus other shows they appeared in..
My Hero - Eric Morecambe
Miranda Hart travels the UK visiting places and People connected to her hero.
Morecambe & Wise - Song and Dance
Looking at the song and dance numbers of Eric and Ern with plenty of full routines.
Bring Me Morecambe & Wise
A series of five hour long documentaries broadcast by GOLD in 2012.
Unforgettable Ernie Wise
This new documentary, first broadcast in December 2011, concentrates on Ernie, or
at least that was the premise.
Behind The Scenes - Eric and
Documentary to accompany the Victoria Wood television drama looking at the making
of the show plus the lives of Morecambe and Wise.
The Show What Paul Merton Did
Broadcast on 2nd January 2009,Paul Merton hosts this hour long special, looking
at the lasting appeal of Morecambe on Wise through clips and guest interviews.
The Man Who Made Eric and Ernie
Broadcast on 25th December 2008, this tribute to Sir Bill Cotton covers his work
in at the BBC and his influence on shows like Morecambe and Wise.
Morecambe & Wise - In Their
Broadcast on New Years Day 2008, this one hour special aimed to tell the story of
Britain’s best loved double act through their own words...
Morecambe & Wise - The Greatest
Broadcast to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the 77 Christmas show that reached
a staggering 28 million viewers, this 90 minute UK Gold special was really two programmes
Eric and Ern appeared on the Parkinson Show 1972 along with Racel Welch. Segments
of the footage have often been played in other documentaries, but the whole footage
has not been released. It was re-shown for a Parkinson special in 1999.
In a programme about, strangely enough, local heroes, this episode concentrates
on Morecambe, and there is no greater hero of Morecambe than Eric. Narrated by Glenda
Jackson, it takes us on a journey from the first time they met, to the new stage
show "Play What I Wrote".
The Unseen Eric Morecambe
Tied in with the book release, this TV documentary contained much that was in the
earlier Heart and Soul one, but with added extras. There is a look inside Eric's
study, previously unreleased photographs and home video plus recording of Eric working
through ideas for the shows.
The Heart and Soul of Eric Morecambe
Probably the best documentary about Eric. Many stars appear in this 60 minute special,
telling of their times with the great man like Des O'Connor and Dave Alan. Eric's
family are also interviewed about home life, and this is supplemented by many home
The Unforgettable Eric Morecambe
This particular 60 minute episode concentrated on Eric, and attempts to explain
who he was as a person and why he was so popular.
Omnibus: Fools Rush In
A documentary following Eric and Ern through 2 weeks of rehearsals and to the recording
of one of their shows. Features the process of writing, rehearsing, changing and
finally broadcasting several routines to appear in the show. A great behind the
The Importance of Being Ernie
Part of the 40 Minute series, this in depth look at Ernie Wise was made after Eric's
death. Ernie talks us through the early days, the success of Morecambe & Wise
and of course life after Eric.
The Story of Light Entertainment:
One in a series of specials looking at the story of light entertainment. This episode
looks at double acts.
In Novemebr 1978 Eric and Ern appeared as themselves in an episode of the hard hitting
cop drama The Sweeney (Episode:Hearts and Minds). The episode was specially written
for them after John Thaw and Dennis Waterman appeared on the Christmas 1976 Morecambe
& Wise show
Magazine programme from the 70's. This particular episode saw Mavis Nicholson interviewing
Morecambe & Wise.
Pebble Mill At One
Magazine programme from the 80's. This particular episode Eric, alone, is interviewed
about his new novel, Mr. Lonely.
Adventures of Morecambe &
A TV special hosted by Steven Tompkinson that showed various clips from Eric &
Ernie appeared in an episode of the children's TV program Rainbow in 1989.
Life On Mars
Fans of this great programme will have seen and heard the direct references to Eric
and Ern in the first episode of series 2. Featured on the wall behind the actors
was a huge "Keep Britain Tidy" poster. The villain was also prone to whistling
"Bring me sunshine" for some reason.