In This Month
4th July 1963...
Eric and Ern open the Ape house at Belle Vue Zoo.1st July 1970...
The BBC broadcast series 4 of The Morecambe & Wise Show12th July 1977...
Eric was presented with an Honorary Degree from Princess Alexandra by The University of Lancaster23rd July 1999...
A statue of Eric is unveiled by the Queen in Morecambe.
Morecambe & Wise News 2017
Please note, links from older news items may no longer be accurate.
Topping The Charts
Posted: 24th December 2017
Over on the Guardian website it seems Morecambe and Wise are still favourites at Christmas time according to recent survey. BBC researchers asked viewers to name their most memorable Christmas shows and Eric & Ern hit the top spot, beating even the Queen.
It is great that people still recall the brilliant shows and there is certainly a lot of Morecambe & Wise on this festive season.
Other shows making the top ten include Only Fools and Horses, Doctor Who, Two Ronnies and the Royle Family.
Read the Guardian feature.
Posted: 16th December 2017
The festive season will be good to us this year, with plenty of Morecambe & Wise things to watch. We have collated a list of shows to save you trawling through endless listings and you can view them here.
Unseen Xmas Special
Posted: 22nd November 2017
The BBC are to broadcast a 1 hour special at Christmas that will feature previously unseen footage of Eric and Ernie. The footage will come from home movies provided by the estates, and the show will include interviews with people who appeared in them along side the double act. One to keep an eye out for this year.
Posted: 21st November 2017
Paul Hendy has written and directed what is probably the best short film about comedy we have ever seen. It is set is a dressing room and revolves around a conversation with Bob Monkhouse, Tommy Cooper and Eric Morecambe.
Staring Bob Golding, the man who was in the fabulous stage show `Morecambe`, this really is worth watching. It is funny, clever and poignant.
Watch on Vimeo
Posted: 14th November 2017
The One Show`s Rickshaw Challenge in aid of Children In Need arrived in Morecambe on November 14th, and passed the Eric Morecambe statue. The crowds were out in force, so please join in and donate if you can.
Posted: 11th November 2017
The Jensen Interceptor once owned by Eric Morecambe, rescued from rotting away, sold to a UK car auction company and renovated, was sold recently for £95,625.
One of Eric`s favourite cars, and that also of his chauffeur, we hope this wonderful car gets a good home.
Posted: 24th August 2017
The BBC are to make a new biographical film about Eddie Braben, Eric and Ernie’s script writer for most of the career. Eddie, Ken Dodd’s gag man joined Eric and Ern when they left ATV for the opportunity to produce shows in colour.
Their writers did not follow them to the BBC and so Ken was drafted in. The rest, is history.
The new film, named Eric, Ernie and Me will hopefully be ready for Xmas 2017.
On The Patio
Posted: 10th June 2017
From time to time on the web you stumble across an interesting article that makes you smile.
The Blackpool Museum Project interviewed Mr Tom Roberts, who has a remarkable patio. Over a period of time this patio was signed by stars of variety, including Ernie.Read the interview here.
Posted: 23rd April 2017
The BBC are releasing the complete radio archives on CD and they will be available from October 2017. The set contains all 18 episodes of the radio shows with guests like Anita Harris, Hayle Hunnicutt, Richard Caldicot, Percy Edwards and Clodagh Rodgers. You can pre-order from Amazon now.
View on Amazon
ATV DVD Review
Posted: 9th April 2017
The review of the ATV DVD set released last year has finally gone live. We apologise for the delay and will hopefully have more additions shortly. The review can be found in our reviews section.