Sketches and stand-up comedy from Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise from 1968, remarkably restored after being feared lost for decades. Among Eric and Ernie's guests in this episode is Michael Aspel. Chris Langford, a new face to television, sings an old favourite - Old Devil Moon, and regulars Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen play Shine.
Great to see it on air again. It's actually a repeat from Boxing Day last year. I produced and directed the intro with Mike and Phil, and graded the actual episodes.
I think that we can forgive the BBC for not making 'a song and dance' about it!
One detail I only noticed from the recovered colour version - in the faux Irish pub scene, the etched glass bar backdrop was "modified" to avoid any hint of advertising on the BBC. The 'E' in 'Jameson Whiskey' is scratched out and a well-known stout that is claimed to be good for you is now called 'GUISSENN' !