Ernie Wise is best known as one half of the legendary comedy duo Morecambe and Wise. He and Eric Morecambe began their award-winning double-act in 1941 after meeting in Jack Hylton's revue, Youth Takes a Bow at the Nottingham Empire Theatre. They temporarily separated during the war, but reformed after and went on to star in a series of hit shows that spanned over 20 years and included the ratings smash The Morecambe and Wise Show. They became one of Britain's best-loved comedy acts and their partnership lasted until Eric Morecambe's death in 1984.
Bringing us sunshine on this recording are 'Ern’s magnificent body', 'A visit from the police' and Ernie’s going to be 'Bob Hope’s chief scriptwriter'. Other highlights from Eric and Ern’s TV show from 1971 include 'The diamond ring in the windo... SEE MORE