Eric Morecambe at left and Ernie Wise in 1954 on their first BBC TV sries

Eric Morecambe at left and Ernie Wise in 1954 on their first BBC TV sries

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise on their Thames TV show in 1982

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise on their Thames TV show in 1982

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise on the ITC’s Piccadilly Palace about 1965.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise on the ITC’s Piccadilly Palace about 1965.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise in the 1965 Rank film The Intelligence Men

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise in the 1965 Rank film The Intelligence Men

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise in May 1982 on their Thames TV show.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise in May 1982 on their Thames TV show.

Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise on ITC’s Piccadilly Palace show in 1962 with Millicent Martin

Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise on ITC’s Piccadilly Palace show in 1962 with Millicent Martin

Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise in their own Thames TV show in September 1980.

Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise in their own Thames TV show in September 1980.

Eric and Ernie at the launch of their book, October 1974

Ernie and Eric in 1955.

Ernie and Eric in 1955.

Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise’s guest appearance in an episode of The Sweeney (Hearts & Minds).

Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise’s guest appearance in an episode of The Sweeney (Hearts & Minds).

↳dt