I was watching the Morecambe and Wise documentary Eric & Ernie – Behind the Scenes on BBC2 last night and, like most references to their successful TV career, there was virtually no mention of their long-running ATV series – the concentration was almost totally on their subsequent BBC series.
Much as Eddie Braben was a good scriptwriter on those later BBC series, I always thought their ATV series Two of a Kind (1961-1968) was funnier – written by the remarkably talented Sid Green and Dick Hills. It established catchphrases and and formats which continued in the later BBC series.
The first series of Two of a Kind is being released on DVD on 31st March 2011.
And not before time.