Morecambe and Wise sketch with Andre Previn

Eddie Braben, who was known as the third man behind the success of Morecambe and Wise, has died.

He helped write and produce Eric and Ernie's sketches, including the famous one starring the conductor Andre Previn from their 1971 Christmas show.

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Sketch writer Eddie Braben dies

The comedy writer Eddie Braben, the third man behind the success of Morecambe and Wise, has died this morning aged 82 after a short illness. He also wrote for Ken Dodd, David Frost and Ronnie Corbett.