Once upon a time, Christmas day wasn’t complete without Morecambe & Wise – in fact, the 1977 Christmas Special still holds the British TV viewing record with 28 million viewers – that’s around half of the population. And if you want to know why, you can pick up the Morecambe & Wise: Complete Christmas Specials DVD boxset.
The Christmas shows ran from 1969 to 1980, featuring endless classic sketches from Britain’s finest comedy duo and an endless list of special guests, including Shirley Bassey, Elton John, Michael Parkinson and Andre Previn. This set includes the Christmas Day shows from 1969 – 1977, probably their finest years.
Christmas 2007 will probably see us subjected to Ant ‘n’ Dec and My Family. Do yourself a favour – buy this and remember the days when TV wasn’t mind-numbingly dull. The three-disc set will retail for around £29.99 from the start of November.