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1973 Christmas Special 

The musical guests are John Hanson, Hannah Gordon and The New Seekers. Eric surprises the Ernie with the new years honours list. Ernie's play is called 'Napoleon and Josephine' with Vanessa Redgrave as Empress Josephine.


Eddie Braben, Eric Morecambe (additional material) (as Morecambe) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Eric Morecambe ... Himself
Ernie Wise ... Himself
Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself - Guest
Hannah Gordon ... Herself
The New Seekers The New Seekers ... Themselves
John Hanson John Hanson ... Himself
Arthur Tolcher Arthur Tolcher ... Himself
Yehudi Menuhin Yehudi Menuhin ... Himself
Rudolf Nureyev ... Himself
Laurence Olivier ... Himself - Guest
André Previn ... Himself (as Andre Previn)


Eric surprises the Ernie with the new years honours list and he is now Lord Ern of Peterborough for services to literature. Ernie continually tries to get a well-known co-star but gets knock backs. Ernie introduces John Hanson who sings "Stout-Hearted Men", accompanied by Eric and Ernie. Eric and Ernie introduce Hannah Gordon and give her an unusual present. They then accompany her as she sings "Windmills of your Mind". Ernie is writing his latest play. The New Seekers perform "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me". Ernie introduces Vanessa Redgrave who is to star in Ernie's new play. Eric and Ernie perform a Latin American dance. Ernie's play is called 'Napoleon and Josephine' with Vanessa Redgrave as Empress Josephine. The play concludes with the three of them singing a variation of "You Say the Nicest Things". Written by jem

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25 December 1973 (UK) See more »

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Marvellous comedy from another Era
18 September 2009 | by ewaf58See all my reviews

They don't make em like this anymore. Two top comedians with a host of top stars. These Christmas specials often drew in viewing figures in excess of 20 million with the 1977 special drawing in an audience of plus 27 million.

Figures of this size are unheard of in our multi channel digital age where quality often gives way to choice. The fact is that these specials were national events - if you'd ever wanted to drive at high speed round our very own M25 without meeting any traffic - Christmas day when everyone was watching the show would have been your time (Of course the M25 didn't exist in 1973 - but you could have tried the M1)

I do miss these two guys - not only for their gentle but often very clever comedy - but also the fact that when you watched them - up to half the nation would be watching with you.

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