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Joe6,443 posts since 9 Oct 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
Afraid I’ve only got time to watch the first couple of minutes but just wanted to post an observation: though Ernie obviously looks really very sad, it’s amazing to me how ‘well’ he speaks. It’s almost as though he has the benefit of speaking some days or weeks after the event rather than mere hours. I couldn’t imagine somebody’s professional partner appearing on TV like this so soon after that person’s death these days, regardless of existing commitment.
Whataday9,252 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Afraid I’ve only got time to watch the first couple of minutes but just wanted to post an observation: though Ernie obviously looks really very sad, it’s amazing to me how ‘well’ he speaks. It’s almost as though he has the benefit of speaking some days or weeks after the event rather than mere hours. I couldn’t imagine somebody’s professional partner appearing on TV like this so soon after that person’s death these days, regardless of existing commitment.


He's clearly in a state of shock and nowadays I don't think the interview would have been allowed today, certainly not live. But breakfast television was in its infancy at the time and still quite experimental.
Neil Jones4,706 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Unsure as to what Ernie Wise had gone to Camden Lock originally for (presumably to promote something is the usual reason) but I suppose it may have been a case of the show must go on.

TV did have a precedence of having to carry on regardless, the case of Armchair Theatre in 1958 I think it was when a key actor died between scenes (forcing, so the story goes, a mass reorganisation and rewrite pretty much on the fly as the show was live) and more recently Tommy Cooper who had collapsed on stage six weeks earlier prior to Eric Morecambe passing..
Inspector Sands12,882 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Unsure as to what Ernie Wise had gone to Camden Lock originally for (presumably to promote something is the usual reason) but I suppose it may have been a case of the show must go on.

More likely that he went to the studio just because of the news, it would have been an amazing coincidence for him to have been due on the programme anyway