1938: Ernie Wise, still aged only 12, enters what is probably his final talent contest.
1940: Eric Bartholomew wins a local telent contest and gets to audition in front of Jack Hylton.
1954: Just before Running Wild was due to air, Eric and Ernie talk about their hopes..
Stan Stennett, who was putting on lots of shows at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury,
rang me to ask if I would do a very special charity show and would I book the band…
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1938 - Chuse Ow
Still only twelve Ernie Wise, then known as Ernest Wiseman, was entering local talent contests and slowly getting noticed. Here are newpaper articles that cover one of his last ones.
1963 - Getting Wise To Morecambe
The return of the Morecambe and Wise Show next Saturday has prompted many TV Times readers to ask: “Who is Morecambe and who is Wise?”
1966 - Date With A Calendar
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise duly reported for lunch. With a calendar. A good article about Eric and Ern's writers Sid and Dick.
1967 - Titbits - January 1967
Company will report at 06:30 hours in battle order. All ranks will parade with automatic weapons in a state of readiness…
1969 - Eric's Back
Back from a heart attack, and with his partner Ernie, Eric chats about his future and the future of Morecambe and Wise. A new article for our archives from 1969
1970 - Articles from the KP Family Fun Book
Here are a series of articles taken from the Family Fun Book produced by KP in 1970. Articles cover the Morecambe & Wise Story plus their views on each other and themselves
1974 - Two Of A Kind
Morecambe & Wise rank alongside bacon and eggs, cheese and pickles and bubble and squeak as one of the great partnerships of our time. Article taken from the 1974 Look-In TV Comedy Annual.
2002 - Bring Me Sunshine
As the successful stage show "The Play What I Wrote" brought praise from anyone who went to see it - in England - how well did it do in America? This review from The New Yorker tells us.
2009 - Simply Eric and Ernie
Do you know what you were doing on Christmas Day 1977 around 8:55pm? A recent article from Best Of British magazine.
2010 - 2009 Roundup
Our first yearly round up of Morecambe & Wise news, all wrapped up in a nice PDF newsletter.
2011 - Eric's Last Performance
Stan Stennett, who was putting on lots of shows at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury, rang me to ask if I would do a very special charity show and would I book the band…