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Today's picture - Morecambe and Wise and Previn and Grieg

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Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick | 09:15 UK Time, Friday, 25 May 2012

Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise and André Previn on 'The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show' in 1971.

"Im playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order"

Donald Macleod reaches Grieg's best-known work today. He discusses the composer's twilight years and his piano concerto on Composer of the Week at 1200 and again at 1830. And, inevitably, our thoughts turn to Eric Morecambe, whose near-legendary interpretation of the work has been causing involuntary fits of laughter since Christmas 1971. The picture, from that landmark or British comedy, is from the BBC's picture archive.

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Steve Bowbrick, Interactive Editor, BBC Radio 3


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