Victoria Wood (Sadie), Daniel Rigby (Eric) and Bryan Dick (Ernie)

THE train from London to Stockport on a wet morning in September for a real television treat.

A day on location with new BBC2 drama Eric & Ernie, plus interviews with cast and production team.

Sitting in the stalls of the Stockport Plaza, we were transported back to 1939 as Ted Robbins, playing impresario and agent Jack Hylton, appeared through the curtains to introduce a young Ernie Wise (Harry MacEntire).

Watching several rows back from the stage is schoolboy Eric Morecambe (Jonah Lees) and his mum Sadie (Victoria Wood).

“I’m not doing it,” is Eric’s line as he’s called to audition on stage.