TV Review: Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes, ITV1

It's amazing what you can find in the attic. Though it probably helps if your surname is Morecambe. In 2020, Eric Morecambe’s family made a remarkable discovery. While looking for paperwork, Eric's son found an old film can. Its contents were a mystery because the label had been torn off. When the film was checked by experts, they were amazed by what flickered into view: an episode unseen for 50 years...


ITV To Air Lost Morecambe & Wise Tapes

ITV is to broadcast rarely seen footage of comedy legends Morecambe & Wise.

The kings of comedy fronted 175 shows over a 22-year TV career. In their 1970s heyday they regularly pulled in more than 20 million viewers every week, but one of their classic shows hasn’t been seen since October 1970 and was believed to have been lost forever. 


News: BFI Reveals Lost Morecambe & Wise, Basil Brush, Sid James, Dr Who & More

The BFI celebrates Missing Believed Wiped (MBW)’s 25th birthday on 15 December at BFI Southbank with a treasure trove of television riches.


News: Rare Footage Of Morecambe & Wise In America Revealed In New Documentary

Morecambe & Wise, perhaps more synonymous with Christmas than any other entertainers, will be the focus of a brand new documentary series hosted by Jonathan Ross this December on the nation’s favourite comedy channel Gold.Morecambe & Wise in America (3x60’) is a UKTV Original telling the story of Eric and Ernie’s attempts to break America, featuring over an hour of footage that has never been seen in the UK.


News: BFI Screens Morecambe & Wise Gem And More Rarities

A previously unknown 1963 Morecambe and Wise public information film, one of the earliest drink drive campaign films, is one of the rare finds being screened at the latest BFI Missing Believed Wiped Festival. The film was found in a box of 1960s-era 35mm cigarette advertisements recovered from Ulster Television who were in the process of moving to new premises in Belfast. 


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