The four-part UKTV Original takes a look at rarely seen footage featuring the immortal duo at the peak of their careers. Each episode of the studio-based series includes contributions from comic guests and some of the duo's much-loved co-stars.
Episode 1: Culture and Sophistication
Lenny Henry is joined by special guests Glenda Jackson and Hugh Dennis - with special help from Angela Rippon - to reveal how Morecambe and Wise can tell us all we need to know about being cultured and sophisticated. Stand by for brilliant but rarely seen clips from Eric and Ernie's heyday, along with familiar favourites such as 'Antony and Cleopatra' - a play "what Ernie wrote" - and the immortal encounter with Andre Previn as Eric plays "all the right notes - but not necessarily in the right order..."
Episode 2: Work and Money
Lenny Henry is joined by guests Michael Grade, John Thomson and Eric's son Gary Morecambe to reveal how Morecambe and Wise can tell us all we need to know about work and money. Stand by for brilliant but rarely seen clips from Eric and Ernie's heyday, featuring famous guest stars and highlighting Ernie's legendary miserliness. Plus a spontaneous recreation of Eric's immortal paper bag trick.
Episode 3: Travel and Adventure
Lenny Henry is joined by guests Susan Hampshire, Nina Wadia and Gary Morecambe to reveal how Morecambe and Wise can tell us all we need to know about travel and adventure. Stand by for brilliant but rarely seen clips, including Eric and Ernie joining the Foreign Legion and the dramatic search for the giant gorilla known as 'The Mighty Kong'.
Episode 4: Love and Relationships
Lenny Henry is joined by Eric's son Gary Morecambe and comedian Ben Miller as he looks at Love and Relationships according to Eric and Ernie. Also joining Lenny are Michele Dotrice, who played Betty in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, and appeared in Ernie's play 'The Handyman and M'Lady and news icon Angela Rippon whose barnstorming dance routine on the 1976 Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show is one of the show's most treasured moments.