The Morecambe & Wise Show

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Original run: 2 Sep 1968 – 26 Dec 1983

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Comedy, Sketch/Improv

Network: itv UK

Watched by: 28 of 673 658 0%

Total running time: 5 days 21 hour 40 minutes

Episode duration: 50 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.1 of 10 715

MyShows rating: 2.79 of 5 14


The Morecambe & Wise Show is a BBC television comedy sketch show and the third TV series by English comedy double-act Morecambe and Wise. It began airing in 1968 on BBC2, specifically because it was then the only channel broadcasting in colour, following the duo's move to the BBC from ATV, where they had made Two of a Kind since 1961.

The Morecambe & Wise Show was popular enough to be moved to BBC1, with its Christmas specials garnering prime-time audiences in excess of 20 million, some of the largest in British television history.

After their 1977 Christmas show, Morecambe and Wise returned to ITV, keeping the title The Morecambe & Wise Show.

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