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on 6 May 2009
Seven shows from 1971, with Eric and Ernie and Eddie Braben by now clicking on all cylinders. The opening titles still use their old 'Two of a Kind" theme rather than the classic 'Bring Me Sunshine' but in all other respects this series represents some of their best - and least repeated - BBC work. The BBC's obsession with comedy 'moments' means that many people will have seen little more of M&W than the 'Stripper' breakfast and the newsreaders doing 'Nothing Like a Dame'. 90% of the material here has not been broadcast since its original transmission and is top drawer Morecambe and Wise.

The first show features Dame Flora Robson playing 'straight' brilliantly in a 'Good Queen Bess' sketch. The second show has Arthur Lowe, one of the rare occasions when a guest star is allowed to dominate a show comedically (it happened on a Thames with Leonard Rossiter). In their opening spot, Eric stands aside to let Arthur Lowe take over as principle comedian, ad-libbing off-camera "It's an easy day for me, this." It is priceless stuff and thank goodness the DVD era allows these wonderful shows to see the light of day again at last.

Have yet to watch the last four shows but am looking forward to more star guests, sketches, bed routines and hilariously obscure musical guests!
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on 3 September 2009
I am a very young 67 year old but old enough to have been watching Morcambe and Wise for many years. Eric Morcambe can make me laugh without even opening his mouth - just the thought. A lot of todays comedy can only relate to the young. I have always worked with young people but try as I might this modern comedy does very little for me. The young are fortunate because Morcambe and Wise comedy is simple but very effective as it relates to everyday happenings and situations which people of any age can enjoy. Sadly Eric Morcambe is no longer with us but thanks to Amazon it is still possible to enjoy his brand of magic. Well done Amazon
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on 12 January 2010
It is the best comedy duo ever what I have seen. Its really good to have them on DVD now because everyone can now watch good comedy that the family can enjoy. Its brilliant, definitely worth buying.
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on 6 August 2014
The magic of yester years....sadly younger people now run BBC and their idea of entertainment is following bailliffs around with camera's or people watching or following house buyers with cameras......sadly the BBC no longer produce large amounts of real genuine entertainment its lost it way...however this DVD is from when BBC was great and its just not aged....The comedy is quick witted and this DVD is one of my favourites along with Hogans Heros....great buy...good value for money (unlike the TV Licence we all pay to watch reality BBC shows nowadays)/.......do buy this and Amazons was the cheapest too. Good packiaging, good delivery and right prices. Five star buy *****
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on 8 April 2011
The boys are on top form here. I loved Arthur Lowe wanting to meet the "star of the show", My favourite part is Ernie's flying tumble off the sofa, whilst trying to impress Dame Flora. this was all new to me as i had not seen these episodes before. Once again,Eric and Ernie deliver in spades.
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on 5 June 2014
This was bought as a gift for my father in law, and he says it is great - they just don't make em like this any more!
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on 15 December 2012
Amazing product and I am 100% happy for buy this product and I am still laughing so hard when watching
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on 7 October 2013
As I & my friend love M&W this was the perfect gift and full of fun & laughter a must for any fan !
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on 31 January 2015
Excellent DVD and service.
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