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Lost for over 50 years, these precious episodes featuring Britain’s best loved comedy duo are now available for the first time on DVD! After more than a decade of patient archive research and restoration, four full episodes from their first BBC series in 1968 are now available to enjoy again, and four more as high-quality audio-only recordings – plus a treasure trove of great extras! Subtitles
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Over four hours of never before released episodes of ‘The Morecambe and Wise Show’. Lost for over fifty years, now available for the first time on DVD.
In 1968, the BBC broadcast the very first series of ‘The Morecambe and Wise Show’. One of the BBC’s first ever full colour comedy series, the programme would run for another nine years, quickly becoming one of the most beloved BBC television shows of all time.
Sadly, none of the eight episodes that made up series one of ‘The Morecambe and Wise Show’ were ever archived. And until recently, they were thought lost forever. However, after more than a decade of patient archive research and restoration, the series is now available to enjoy again. Four complete episodes have been recovered on film, with the other four surviving as high-quality audio-only recordings. Following extensive restoration all eight episodes are presented here on DVD for the very first time.
Also included is an extensive collection of additional special features, all previously unreleased. They include a once lost one-off special episode from 1970; an unbroadcast 1972 studio tape; a specially shot BBC 2 trail; two rare 1960s BBC interviews; deleted scenes and featurettes.
Due to the nature of the archive material, sound and picture quality will vary.
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