Trust Morecambe & Wise

Travel and Adventure

Series 1 - Episode 3 Travel and Adventure

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Review

Something that occurs to me while enjoying this clipshow is the skill of the feed lines. Eric and Ern’s writer Eddie Braben was so good at them that they became as funny as the pay-offs. Watch Peter Cushing in a King Arthur sketch failing to keep a straight face while delivering “I must ask you, Sir Eric: tell me about your doings?” and you’ll see what I mean.

There are heaps of incidental joys such as these in tonight’s “travel and adventure” edition, including good sport and former M&W guest Susan Hampshire taking an unexpected diversion over her use of socks while on the show, and an outing for the puppyish, lesser-known sign-off song Following You Around.

Summary

Lenny Henry takes a look at rarely seen footage featuring the immortal duo at the peak of their careers, here joined by guests including Gary Morecambe, Susan Hampshire, Nina Wadia and Angela Rippon to focus on how they approached the themes of travel and adventure in their comedy.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Lenny Henry
Contributor Angela Rippon
Contributor Gary Morecambe
Contributor Susan Hampshire
Contributor Nina Wadia
Comedy Documentary