Christmas with Eric & Ernie

This production, from Christmas Day 1979, is largely a chat show introduced by David Frost. He lifts the performance pressure from Eric, who was recovering from major heart surgery. Eric's illness is played down, and the show is great fun. Old friends Des O'Connor, Glenda Jackson, Arthur Tolcher and Janet Webb rally round, and Sweeney star Garfield Morgan doubles for Eric as an opening gag. Four more specials and twenty-six half-hours were to follow, until the last Morecambe and Wise show on 26/12/1983.