Morecambe and Wise

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Glenda Jackson answers your questions: ‘I think that’s a gross insult about politicians and actors, frankly’
The groundbreaking actor and politician answers your questions about the difficulties of Ken Russell, the joys of Morecambe & Wise and whether she sends Tony Blair a Christmas card

As told to Rich Pelley

16, Jun, 2022 @11:16 AM

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Bring me sunshine: ‘new’ Morecambe and Wise Show episode brings Christmas cheer
Eric and Ernie, John and Paul, Jennifer and Dawn... ‘lost’ tapes by comedy duo highlight creative power of friendship

Andrew Anthony

25, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Play What I Wrote review – Tom Hiddleston has a laugh in farce masterclass
The A-lister provided joyous shock on opening night, as Morecambe and Wise’s screen routines return to the boards

Mark Lawson

07, Dec, 2021 @2:13 PM

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‘Roger Moore collapsed one night. I thought he’d died’: how we made The Play What I Wrote
‘Ralph Fiennes strode into the dressing room and said he loved the show – we booked him there and then. The whole thing was very kick-bollocks-scramble’

Interviews by Andrew Dickson

22, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Morecambe and Wise found Monty Python ‘boring’ and ‘irritating’
Comedy duo’s damning verdict revealed in newly discovered footage from Norfolk student TV station

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

27, Aug, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Alan Curtis obituary
Other Lives: Stage, film, and TV actor who was the voice of the public address system at Test matches

Michael Billington

07, Mar, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Des O’Connor was in on the joke with Eric Morecambe | Letter
Letter: Claire Whatley says the late TV entertainer was the butt of affectionate teasing rather than cruelty or snobbery


17, Nov, 2020 @5:50 PM

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Bobby Ball obituary
Half of the popular comedy duo Cannon and Ball who enjoyed huge television success in the 1980s

Anthony Hayward

29, Oct, 2020 @4:43 PM

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From the archive: the genius of Eric Morecambe
Theatre critic Kenneth Tynan celebrates the funny straight man – one of British television’s comedy masters

Chris Hall

12, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Top 10 books about comedy | Louis Barfe
Ken Dodd’s biographer picks his zingers from the literature of laughter-giving

Louis Barfe

04, Dec, 2019 @1:03 PM

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André Previn, the classical maestro who knew the value of pop culture | Petroc Trelawny
His charismatic TV appearances won the conductor huge fame and introduced millions to Mozart and Grieg

Petroc Trelawny

02, Mar, 2019 @6:30 PM

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Morecambe & Wise in America review – Eric and Ern are back! What a joy
It’s a true Christmas treat, witnessing magical footage of the comedy nonpareils, seen for the first time in the UK. May our hearts bubble over with helpless laughter

Lucy Mangan

27, Dec, 2018 @9:00 PM

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