Production info

Antony and Cleopatra
UK, 1978  TV  

TV-series Morecambe and Wise

Sketch from an episode of the 1978 popular show "Morecambe and Wise", one of the best known double acts of UK television history. Their typical show was effectively a sketch show crossed with a sitcom. Some sketches had the form of staged historical drama, which usually parodied genuine historical television plays or films such as Napoleon and Josephine, Stalag 54 and Antony and Cleopatra. Guests who participated included many big names of the 1970s and 80s. In this particular sketch Glenda Jackson appears as Cleopatra: "All men are fools. And what makes them so is having beauty like what I have got…".

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