Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes (2022)
Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Lost for over fifty years and now available for the first time on DVD, over four hours of never before released episodes of The Morecambe & Wise Show is released 6th June 2022 from BBC Studios.
In 1968, the BBC broadcast the very first series of The Morecambe & 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 & 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, but due to the nature of the archive material, sound and picture quality will vary.
Also included is an extensive collection of additional special features, all previously unreleased.
- Once lost one-off special episode from 1970
- Unbroadcast 1972 studio tape
- A specially shot BBC Two trail
- Two rare 1960s BBC interviews
- Deleted scenes and featurettes.
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.