Morecambe And Wise

Morecambe And Wise

From children’s variety stars to national treasures, this drama is about the making of one of the best comedy double acts of our time – Morecambe and Wise.

Starring Victoria Wood as Eric Morecambe’s mother, it is written by Peter Bowker (Desperate Romantics, Occupation) and made by production company Blue Door Adventures and BBC Wales Drama Production.

A chance meeting between precocious child star Ernie Wiseman (Wise) and reluctant performer Eric Bartholomew (Morecambe) on the children’s variety circuit saw the start of an unlikely friendship. Encouraged by his well meaning but pushy mother Sadie (Victoria Wood), because “you aren’t good at anything else”, Eric Morecambe became the funny man to Ernie Wise’s “feed”.

After a successful stint in children’s variety, Eric and Ernie struggled to make their way in the world of mainstream entertainment. But after a few dubious tours and an ill-advised television series, Running Wild, Morecambe and Wise learnt to trust their own instincts and just make people laugh – and laugh they did.

 

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