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The Morecambe and Wise Story: Look Back in Laughter

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Summary

Documentary making use of old performances, chat-show appearances and archive interviews to shed light on the success of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The film explores the pair's working-class roots in the north of England, and their early encounters. Eric's mother Sadie claimed to be the first person to spot their potential as a comedy double-act when, as children, they spent an entire train journey to Coventry annoying her with their antics. The Second World War would see the duo split up, but they were reunited by chance, and by 1968 they had become established household names, and were on track to become the most-watched comedy act in the history of British TV.

Cast & Crew

Director Liam Caroll
Executive Producer Will Smith
Producer Liam Caroll

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