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Morecambe + Wise

The Morecambe and Wise Show, which ran from 1968-1977 proved to be a golden period in their TV careers.

  • Madame Tussauds, Comedy
Morecambe and Wise wax figures at Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Famous Facts...

  • During the Morecambe and Wise Show the writers developed the relationship between the two, with Eric as the childlike common man and Ernie as the slightly pompous aspiring playwright.
  • Their end-of-year Christmas specials became wildly popular in the 1970s – with the 1977 show attracting over 28 million viewers
  • Both Morecambe and Wise were awarded an OBE in 1976.
  • Their early careers were subject to a television biopic called Eric and Ernie in 2011.

“We were travelling from Birmingham to Coventry during the blitz. Eric's mother suggested that we should try to become a double act".

Ernie Wise