List of Two of a Kind episodes

This is an episode summary of British TV comedy show Two of a Kind, starring Morecambe and Wise.

The show ran for a total of six series on the ITV network between 1961 and 1968, although only Series 2-6 were broadcast under the title Two of a Kind; Series 1 was transmitted under the title Sir Bernard Delfont Presents Morecambe & Wise.[1] Series 6 was recorded for transmission both by ITV and by ABC in the United States. This was extended from 30 to 60 minutes and, for the US transmission, was given the title The Piccadilly Palace.[2][lower-alpha 1]

Overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1912 October 1961 (1961-10-12)7 December 1961 (1961-12-07)
21330 June 1962 (1962-06-30)22 September 1962 (1962-09-22)
31315 June 1963 (1963-06-15)7 September 1963 (1963-09-07)
4134 April 1964 (1964-04-04)27 June 1964 (1964-06-27)
5927 January 1966 (1966-01-27)19 March 1966 (1966-03-19)
6111 October 1967 (1967-10-01)1 October 1968 (1968-10-01)

Series One (October–December 1961)

Broadcast under the title Sir Bernard Delfont Presents Morecambe & Wise. All episodes missing.

No. Guests Director Writer Broadcast
1.1"None"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green12 October 1961 (1961-10-12)
1.2"The Confederates"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green19 October 1961 (1961-10-19)
1.3"Acker Bilk, The Barney Galbraith Singers"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green26 October 1961 (1961-10-26)
1.4"The McGuire Sisters, Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green2 November 1961 (1961-11-02)
1.5"The Peters Sisters, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green9 November 1961 (1961-11-09)
1.6"Cleo Laine, The Clyde Valley Stompers"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green16 November 1961 (1961-11-16)
1.7"Gary Miller, Monty Sunshine's Jazz Band"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green23 November 1961 (1961-11-23)
1.8"Valerie Masters, Micky Ashman's Ragtime Jazz Band"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green30 November 1961 (1961-11-30)
1.9"The Kaye Sisters, Alex Welsh and his Band"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green7 December 1961 (1961-12-07)

Series Two (June–September 1962)

First series broadcast under the Two of a Kind title. All episodes extant.

Production No. Broadcast No. Guests Director Writer Broadcast
2.11"The Kaye Sisters, Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green30 June 1962 (1962-06-30)
2.22"The Beverley Sisters, Kenny Ball's Jazzmen"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green7 July 1962 (1962-07-07)
2.33"The Beverley Sisters, Alex Welsh"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green14 July 1962 (1962-07-14)
2.44"The Beverley Sisters, Acker Bilk"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green21 July 1962 (1962-07-21)
2.55"Susan Maughan, Mike Cotton Jazzmen"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green28 July 1962 (1962-07-28)
2.66"The Beverley Sisters, Chris Barber's Jazz Band, Ottile Patterson"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green4 August 1962 (1962-08-04)
2.77"The Beverley Sisters, Clyde Valley Stompers"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green11 August 1962 (1962-08-11)
2.88"Teddy Johnson, Pearl Carr, Eric Delaney"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green18 August 1962 (1962-08-18)
2.109"Teddy Johnson, Pearl Carr, George Chisholm's Jazz Gang"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green25 August 1962 (1962-08-25)
2.1110"Lita Roza, Humphrey Lyttleton"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green1 September 1962 (1962-09-01)
2.1211"Jane Marsden, Alex Welsh"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green8 September 1962 (1962-09-08)
2.1312"Teddy Johnson, Pearl Carr, Mike Cotton Jazzmen"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green15 September 1962 (1962-09-15)
2.913"Teddy Johnson, Pearl Carr, Jack Parnell"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green22 September 1962 (1962-09-22)

Series Three (June–September 1963)

All episodes extant.

No. Guests Director Writer Broadcast
3.1"Joe Brown, Michael Sammes Singers and Orchestra, Sheree Winton"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green15 June 1963 (1963-06-15)
3.2"Acker Bilk, The Michael Sammes Singers"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green22 June 1963 (1963-06-22)
3.3"The King Brothers, Barbara Law, Murray Cash"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green29 June 1963 (1963-06-29)
3.4"Sheila Buxton, Michael Sammes Singers and Orchestra, Gillian Cobbold"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green6 July 1963 (1963-07-06)
3.5"The King Brothers, Janie Marden, Norman Mitchell"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green13 July 1963 (1963-07-13)
3.6"The King Brothers, Susan Maughan"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green20 July 1963 (1963-07-20)
3.7"The King Brothers, Sheila Southern"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green27 July 1963 (1963-07-27)
3.8"Roy Castle"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green3 August 1963 (1963-08-03)
3.9"Shani Wallace, Michael Sammes Singers and Orchestra, Jill Curzon"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green10 August 1963 (1963-08-10)
3.10"The King Brothers, Maureen Evans"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green17 August 1963 (1963-08-17)
3.11"The King Brothers, Kathy Kirby, Jill Browne"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green24 August 1963 (1963-08-24)
3.12"Eric Delany's Band, Michael Sammes Singers and Orchestra, Lucille Gaye"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green31 August 1963 (1963-08-31)
3.13"The King Brothers, Rosemary Squires, Gillian Cobbold"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green7 September 1963 (1963-09-07)

Series Four (April–June 1964)

Episode length increased to 35 minutes. All episodes extant.

No. Guests Director Writer Broadcast
4.1"Eddie Calvert and the C Men, The Raindrops"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green4 April 1964 (1964-04-04)
4.2"Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Janie Marden"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green11 April 1964 (1964-04-11)
4.3"The Beatles"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green18 April 1964 (1964-04-18)
4.4"Chris Wrayburn, The Viscounts, Janet Webb"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green25 April 1964 (1964-04-25)
4.5"Acker Bilk, Jackie Trent, Penny Morrell"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green2 May 1964 (1964-05-02)
4.6"Patsy Ann Noble"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green9 May 1964 (1964-05-09)
4.7"Edmund Hockridge, Sheila Buxton"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green16 May 1964 (1964-05-16)
4.8"Kathy Kirby, The King Brothers, Freddie Powell"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green23 May 1964 (1964-05-23)
4.9"Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Joy Marshall"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green30 May 1964 (1964-05-30)
4.10"Dickie Valentine, The Four Macs, Jo Williamson, Judy Mant, Janet Webb, Derek Martin, Johnny Crawford, Robert Jewell"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green6 June 1964 (1964-06-06)
4.11"The Bachelors, Valerie Masters, Gladys Whitehead, Alan Curtis, Jo Williamson"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green13 June 1964 (1964-06-13)
4.12"Ray Ellington, Barbara Law, Penny Morrell"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green20 June 1964 (1964-06-20)
4.13"Susan Maughan, Migil Five, Sandra Boize, Jo Williamson, Sally Douglas, Thelma Taylor, Valerie Van Ost, Christina Wass, Julie Devonshire"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green27 June 1964 (1964-06-27)

Series Five (January–March 1966)

All episodes extant.

No. Guests Director Writer Broadcast
5.1"Lulu, Barry Ryan, Paul Ryan, Jan Williams, Wanda Ventham"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green27 January 1966 (1966-01-27)
5.2"The Morgan James Duo, Susan Maughan"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green29 January 1966 (1966-01-29)
5.3"Jackie Trent, The New Faces, Ann Hamilton"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green5 February 1966 (1966-02-05)
5.4"Millicent Martin, The Fortunes"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green12 February 1966 (1966-02-12)
5.5"Georgie Fame, Julie Rogers"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green19 February 1966 (1966-02-19)
5.6"The Settlers, Barbara Law, Wanda Ventham, Christian Pockett"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green26 February 1966 (1966-02-26)
5.7"The King Brothers, Margaret Bass, Toni Eden"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green5 March 1966 (1966-03-05)
5.8"The Shadows, Janie Marden"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green12 March 1966 (1966-03-12)
5.9"Herman's Hermits, Teddy Johnson, Pearl Carr"Colin ClewsDick Hills & Sid Green19 March 1966 (1966-03-19)

Series Six (October 1967–October 1968)

Episode length increased to 60 minutes and recorded in colour. Millicent Martin features as regular guest. Broadcast from May–August 1967 as The Piccadilly Palace in the United States; first ten episodes broadcast October 1967–March 1968 on ITV; final episode broadcast October 1968.[3] UK episodes 1 and 2 exist as B&W telerecordings.

UK Broadcast No. US Broadcast No. Guests Director Writer UK Broadcast US Broadcast
6.15"Millicent Martin, Freddie and the Dreamers, Jimmy Rodgers"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green1 October 1967 (1967-10-01)17 June 1967
6.23"Millicent Martin, The Small Faces, Bobby Rydell"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green22 October 1967 (1967-10-22)3 June 1967
6.32"Millicent Martin, The Hollies, Tom Jones"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green12 November 1967 (1967-11-12)27 May 1967
6.47"Millicent Martin, Manfred Mann, George Maharis"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green10 December 1967 (1967-12-10)1 July 1967
6.54"Millicent Martin, The New Vaudeville Band, Frankie Avalon"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green31 December 1967 (1967-12-31)15 June 1967
6.68"Millicent Martin, The Moody Blues, Tommy Leonetti"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green14 January 1968 (1968-01-14)22 July 1967
6.711"Millicent Martin, The Tremeloes, Peter Nero"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green4 February 1968 (1968-02-04)24 August 1967
6.810"Millicent Martin, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Gene Pitney"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green25 February 1968 (1968-02-25)5 August 1967
6.96"Millicent Martin, Georgie Fame, Bobby Vinton"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green17 March 1968 (1968-03-17)24 June 1967
6.101"Millicent Martin, the Dave Clark Five, Cliff Richard"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green31 March 1968 (1968-03-31)20 May 1967
6.119"Millicent Martin, The Kinks, Engelbert Humperdinck"Philip CassonDick Hills & Sid Green1 October 1968 (1968-10-01)29 July 1967

Home media

In 1995, ITC released a total of six hour-long VHS "Best of" collections of Two of a Kind.[4] In 2011, Network DVD released what they advertised as the "first" series of Two of a Kind on DVD - this is in fact Series 2, which was the first broadcast under the title.[5] This was subsequently to be followed by Series 3, although this never received a release. In 2016, the company released "The Complete Series", containing all episodes from Series 2-5, plus the two surviving editions of Series 6.[6]

Disc TitleDiscsYearEpisode CountRelease Dates
Region 2Region 4
Morecambe & Wise - Two of a Kind: The Complete First Series 2 1962 13 10 October 2011
Morecambe And Wise - Two Of A Kind: The Complete Series 8 1962-1967 50 5 December 2016

Notes

  1. Morecambe and Wise appeared in a total of eleven out of 14 episodes broadcast of The Piccadilly Palace; other episodes not featuring Morecambe and Wise are not listed.

References

  1. "DVD review – Morecambe and Wise: Two of a Kind". onthebox.com. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. "Piccadilly Palace". Classic TV Archive. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. "Two of a Kind Series 6". morecambeandwise.com. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. "Morecambe & Wise Videos". morecambeandwise.com. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. "Morecambe And Wise - Two Of A Kind: Series 1 - Complete". Amazon UK. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  6. "Morecambe And Wise - Two Of A Kind: The Complete Series". Amazon UK. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
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