Birmingham Mail’s Graham Young focuses on fun ATV Today film of a Morecambe & Wise ‘interview’ by John Swallow – Sunday Mercury, 14th July


On 14th July Birmingham Mail Reporter Graham Young showcased a ATV Today film MACE preserve that features on our highly popular DVD, From Headlines to ‘Tight-Lines’ – The Story of ATV Today in Birmingham’s Sunday Mercury,

His article can be found online HERE.

Graham focuses on the report ATV Today: 26.12.1966: Morecambe and Wise in which ATV Today Reporter John Swallow interviews (or at least tries to!) comedians Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise who are in Birmingham to appear in pantomime at the Birmingham Theatre. A poster from the time suggests that this pantomime was The Sleeping Beauty and that it also also starred Dorothy Damperánd Eddie Molloy. The panto was produced by Theatre Impresarios Tom Arnold and Bernard Delfont.

Morecambe & Wise 3 Morecambe & Wise 1 Morecambe & Wise 2Above, John Swallow interviews Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise with comical results.

(Stills (c) ITV Studios Global Entertainment (Associated Television 1966)

 

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