Sunshine and Laughter
English | 320 pages | epub | 6.25 MB
The unique story of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise – British television’s most iconic double act.
‘A warm and sympathetic portrait of two pals who conquered the world simply by radiating hilarious friendship’ Sunday Times
‘Barfe lifts the lid on the lives of TV’s most iconic double act and gets to the heart of what made them so loved by a nation’ Sunday Post
The Morecambe and Wise Show was the crème de la crème of TV light entertainment from the late 1960s until the early 1980s. The hardy perennial comedy duo at its heart had even greater longevity, spanning five decades from their wartime debut at the Liverpool Empire to Morecambe’s tragically early demise in 1984.
This is no simple, linear story of rags to fame and riches; Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise learnt showbiz the hard way. They began their careers as child stars, became famous in Variety, and then faded just as quickly into obscurity. But they would…