The Eric Morecambe And Ernie Wise Show 1975 – 1978
Many people regard the 1970’s as the heyday of British Comedy and so it’s fitting that they also regard the 1970’s as Morecambe And Wise’s greatest work.
It was during the 70’s that Eric and Ernie appeared in their own BBC radio show. The idea was nothing new as we have seen in other posts, Dads Army and Steptoe and Son to name but two also popped up on radio.
Three series were made for the BBC, totalling 18 episodes and broadcast between 1975 and 1978.
The show mirrored the duo’s work on their popular BBC TV series of the same name, mixing stand-up routines with sketches and special guests.
As no radio series clips are available here’s a classic sketch from the TV show
Eric Morecambe And Ernie Wise with special guests.
Radio Station: BBC Radio 2
Written By: Eddie Braben
John Browell (Series 1)
Bobby Jaye (Series 2 & 3)
Originally Broadcast: 26th January 1975 – 25th March 1978
Morecambe and Wise’s BBC Radio shows are regularly repeated on BBC Radio 4Extra