How many Christmas shows did Morecambe and Wise do?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is an episode summary of British TV comedy show The Morecambe & Wise Show, starring Morecambe and Wise. This was the first show of this title to be broadcast, and ran for a total of nine series, plus eight Christmas specials, between 1968 and 1977.

How many people watched the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special?

The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show on BBC in 1977 scored one of the highest ever audiences in British television history with more than 20 million viewers (the cited figure varies between 21 and 28 million, depending on the source).

When was the last Morecambe and Wise Christmas show?

The last show broadcast on Christmas Day was in 1980, it’s title: The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show. Eric & Ernie’s Christmas Show, was in 1981 and in 1982 it was Eric & Ernie’s Xmas Show and the final Christmas in 1983 which would be their last show together was again Eric & Ernie’s Xmas Show.

Did Harold Wilson appear on Morecambe and Wise?

The official Morecambe and Wise website does make reference to the Bring Me Sunshine proposal for Stormont but it credits the idea to the late Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who appeared on the duo’s Christmas show in 1978.

Who sang once upon a time on Morecambe and Wise?

Ronnie Carroll
Ronnie Carroll joins Eric and Ernie in two sketches – Irish of course! – and sings Once upon a Time.

Who was Eric Morecambe’s wife?

Joan Morecambem. 1952–1984
Eric Morecambe/Wife

Why did Morecambe and Wise leave the BBC?

Although evenly matched in the financial terms that were offered, it was the fact that Thames Television, through its film production company, Euston Films, were able to offer Morecambe and Wise the opportunity to make a film, that persuaded them to leave the BBC.

Did Eric and Ernie get on?

Ernie Wise, who has died aged 73 following a triple heart bypass operation, was, with Eric Morecambe, one of the two best-loved comedians Britain has ever produced. They were friends for 44 years, partners for most of that time, and seemed inseparable, like two halves of a whole.

How old is Morecambe and Wise?

The Morecambe and Wise Show first ran on BBC Two on 2 September 1968. It marked the return of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise to the BBC after thirteen years away, during which time they had found success at ITV.

Who appeared with Morecambe and Wise?

As the programme hit its stride – particularly after Eddie Braben was engaged as writer in series two – it seemed that all the biggest names in entertainment were queuing up to be involved. Guests ranged from Peter Cushing and Vanessa Redgrave to Andre Previn, Elton John and Shirley Bassey.

How many films did Morecambe and Wise make?

Three films
Three films featuring the comic duo Morecambe and Wise. In the spy spoof The Intelligence Men a man becomes involved in the world of espionage and assassination.

Are Eric and Ernie dead?

Deceased (1925–1999)
Ernie Wise/Living or Deceased

When did the Morecambe and Wise Christmas show start?

Their popularity peaked with the 1977 Christmas Show, when a phenomenal 28 million viewers sat down to watch, the most watched comedy programme in British television history. The Morecambe and Wise Show came to the BBC in 1968, following several successful years at ITV.

When did Morecambe and wise go back to ITV?

The Christmas Shows were longer versions of the main series, with more big name guests, and bigger routines.Eric’s heart condition limited their output in later years, but this only added to the sense of anticipation when the Christmas Show came around. Eric and Ernie went back to ITV in 1978, but never recaptured the momentum of their BBC years.

Who are the singers on the Morecambe and Wise Show?

Ernie continually tries to get a well-known co-star but gets knock backs. Ernie introduces John Hanson who sings “Stout-Hearted Men”, accompanied by Eric and Ernie. Eric and Ernie introduce Hannah Gordon and give her an unusual present. They then accompany her as she sings “Windmills of your Mind”.

When did Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise become famous?

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise were the nation’s most popular double act, a fact confirmed by the calibre of the stars who seemed to be queuing up to appear on their specials. Their popularity peaked with the 1977 Christmas Show, when a phenomenal 28 million viewers sat down to watch, the most watched comedy programme in British television history.