Bring Me Morecambe & Wise

Series 1 - 1. From Stage to Screen

Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

If RT had a Smile of the Week category, this first of a five-part series would be it. Fans and family share their love of Britain’s highest-rated TV comics (up to 28 million watched them) as we’re treated to joyously funny clips.

It’s worth noting that, for all their front-of-cloth prowess, even Eric and Ernie sometimes had to take their hat off to a guest. Conductor/pianist André Previn, who only learnt his lines on the way to the studio, made the famous Grieg Concerto sketch work by both his timing and his poker-faced delivery. It’s packed with laughs, rare footage and possibly the finest use of the line “No I always walk like this” you’ve ever heard.

About this programme

1/5. Tribute to the comedy double act, featuring clips from some of their earliest TV performances and an interview with Eric Morecambe's widow Joan. Narrated by Victoria Wood.

Cast and crew


Joan Morecambe
Victoria Wood