Eric, Ernie & Me – BBC Four’s first single drama since Burton & Taylor – will premiere on Friday December 29th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Eric, Ernie & Me tells the story of comedy scriptwriter Eddie Braben. For over a decade he penned Morecambe and Wise’s material, and reshaped the double act into the Eric and Ernie that the nation took to its heart. But it wasn’t all sunshine. The drama celebrates the man behind Morecambe and Wise’s greatest successes, culminating in their iconic 1977 Christmas Show, whilst showing the pressure and pain he went through to help create Britain’s most beloved double act. It is produced by Objective Fiction and stars Stephen Tompkinson, Mark Bonnar, Neil Maskell, Rufus Jones, Alexander Macqueen and Liz White.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.