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Sir Lenny Henry to host Trust Morecambe & Wise

21/06/2019

Sir Lenny Henry will present Golds brand-new retrospective UKTV Original series Trust Morecambe & Wise (4x60). The series, commissioned by Joe McVey, UKTV commissioning editor, and produced by Mercury Productions, will take a look at rarely seen footage featuring the immortal duo at the peak of their careers. Each episode of the studio-based series will be filmed in front of a live audience and include contributions from comic guests and some of the duos much-loved co-stars. Trust Morecambe & Wise will air later this year.

Joe McVey said,

If youve been at a cross roads in your life or simply trying to work out which sofa cushions to get, Trust Morecambe & Wise is what weve been waiting for. Every decision you make could be made easier by allowing Eric & Ernie to guide you. Also, it really is a great thrill to claim that I have commissioned Morecambe & Wise at some point in my career and thats certainly the way Im going to spin it on my CV.

Tom Webber of Mercury Productions said,

Its a thrill to bring Gold viewers the brilliance of Morecambe & Wise - and to have Lenny Henry fronting the series. Lennys not just a huge fan of Eric and Ernie, he knew them both and is the perfect host to lead this celebration of their genius.

Previous Mercury commissions for Gold include 2018s Saluting Dads Army and Dads Army: The Lost Episodes, due for transmission later this year.

For more information and interview requests, please contact:

Ben Duncan, Publicist, UKTV

About Gold

Sky 110, BT and TalkTalk 310 On demand on Sky, Now TV and TalkTalk

Dedicated to celebrating the best of British comedy, Gold is the nations favourite comedy channel.

Much-loved comedy series Only Fools and Horses and The Royle Family sit comfortably alongside a whole host of heart-warming UKTV Originals from retrospective series Saluting Dads Army, dinnerladies diaries and How The Young Ones Changed Comedy, to the feature length comedy capers Murder on the Blackpool Express and Death on the Tyne. Plus, all-new three part scripted series The Cockfields airing later this year.

Gold is exclusively remaking three lost episodes of the comedy classic Dads Army, with 2019 marking fifty years since the episodes were first broadcast and last seen. Using the original scripts, which were written for the second series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, Dads Army: The Lost Episodes stars a stunning cast including Kevin R McNally as Captain Mainwaring, Robert Bathurst as Sergeant Wilson and Timothy West as mild-mannered Private Godfrey.

The perfect tonic to make you laugh whatever the time of day, Gold tickles with universally funny shows that everyone can enjoy.

Gold.uktv.co.uk / @goldtvchannel
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