Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special CD-Audio
by Eddie Braben
A rib-tickling collection of seasonal sketches, songs and plays from Eric and Ernie's BBC television Christmas specials. 'The greatest double act in the history of British television' The Independent Morecambe and Wise are one of the most popular and enduring double acts ever to appear on television.
Their Christmas specials were amongst the highest-rated programmes of all time, with viewing figures in the tens of millions, and they soon became regarded as a national institution. These highlights from the years 1969 to 1975 feature a host of stellar guests including Eric Porter, Fenella Fielding, Peter Cushing, Glenda Jackson and Des O'Connor.
Here, too, is Ernie's play Victoria and Albert, the classic Grieg's Piano Concerto with Eric as soloist, conducted by Mr Andre Previn/Preview and Eric's appearance at the flat with a giant Christmas tree taken from Trafalgar Square ('we were very lucky, there was only one left'). With the duo's inimitable style of delivery and repartee, it's no wonder that a BBC poll saw Morecambe and Wise voted 'Best Light Entertainment Performers of All Time'.
This fantastic compilation represents the very best of Eric and Ernie's festive fun.
Duration: 2 hours approx
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- Publication Date: 10/11/2016
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9781785295249