ONE of the country’s most loved television double acts are the focus of today’s Timeout.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise’s partnership began on stage in 1941 when they were each booked separately to appear in Jack Hylton’s Revue and Youth Takes a Bow at the Nottingham Empire Theatre.

War service broke them up but they reunited by chance at the Swansea Empire Theatre in 1946.

The comedy duo first achieved on-screen success with a TV series produced by ATV in 1961 which ran until 1964, when they made the switch to Auntie.

They are both pictured above during visits to Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s.

Do you know what they were visiting for or where they may have played a show?

The BBC shows they featured in never failed to reel in the viewers and even now they command a high audience at Christmas and on bank holidays.

During their partnership they starred in several films such as That Riviera Touch, and The Intelligence Men.

Morecambe was born Eric Bartholomew in 1926 but adopted the name of his birthplace for the stage. He died on May 28, 1984, and Ernie Wise died on March 21, 1999.

In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted for by industry professionals, The Morecambe and Wise Show was placed 14th.

Another national institution, Sir Terry Wogan, is pictured above signing autographs for fans during a visit to Brighton in 1981.

We also have a picture of him in 1980 in which he appears to be interviewing a police woman.

Limerick-born Sir Terry had a 50-year career on radio and television, including presenting Wake up to Wogan on BBC Radio 2 and the Wogan chat show on BBC1.

He was the voice of Eurovision in the UK for many years and had been involved in the Children in Need appeal since it first aired in 1980.

He died of cancer at his home in Buckinghamshire, on January 31, 2016, aged 77.