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Barry Cryer's favourite Vera Lynn joke

Blog | By Barry Cryer | By Barry Cryer | Aug 03, 2022


Eric Morecambe inspired writing ideas for Barry Cryer and John Junkin. In one Morecambe and Wise show, starring Vera Lynn, Morecambe came up with the inspired thought that Lynn comes on the show and doesn’t want to sing.

As Barry remembers, ‘Ernie says, “How can we get her to sing?” and Eric says, “I don’t know, short of starting another war…”