Trust Morecambe & Wise

Work and Money

Series 1 - Episode 2 Work and Money

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Review

Lenny Henry convenes another misty-eyed look back at Morecambe and Wise clips in front of an appreciative studio audience. Helping him revel in the old routines are Michael Grade and John Thomson, as well as Eric’s son Gary Morecambe, who recalls how much his father used to enjoy watching his own shows on TV. “He couldn’t stop laughing. He was a huge Morecambe and Wise fan.”

Not all the clips have aged equally well, but in a show themed around work and money one of the best involves the pair recalling a tour where Ernie had booked the accommodation. Eric remembers a landlady in Bradford who was particularly mean: “First time I’ve ever seen anybody deal Cornflakes.”

Summary

Lenny Henry takes a look at rarely seen footage featuring the duo at the peak of their careers. Here, he is joined by guests Michael Grade, John Thomson, Gary Morecambe and Angela Rippon to focus on how the comedy duo approached the themes of work and money in their comedy.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Lenny Henry
Contributor Angela Rippon
Contributor Michael Grade
Contributor Gary Morecambe
Contributor John Thomson
Comedy Documentary