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Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show, The

Synopsis
Variety show. A conceit of the show was Wise’s confident presentation of amateurishly inept plays which often parodied historical television plays or films. Wise’s character would write a play, complete with cheap props and dreadful writing ("the play what I wrote" became a catchphrase), which would then be acted out by Morecambe, Wise and the show’s guest star. In this episode Ernie re-writes Hamlet, with Peter Barkworth as the Prince, Hannah Gordon as Ophelia, Ernie as King Claudius and Eric as the ghost.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
25 Dec 1980 at 20:30 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
John Ammonds
Writer
Eddie Braben
Cast
Peter BarkworthHamlet
Ernie WiseClaudius
Hannah GordonOphelia
Eric MorecambeGhost

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Available on video in the compilation LOTS MORE OF MORECAMBE AND WISE.

Production Company

Name

Thames Television

Notes
See: GL Education (www.gl-education.com/)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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