TV tribute to Eric and Ernie

Morecambe and Wise were voted Britain's best television comedy act last night at a special awards ceremony to mark 60 years of BBC television.

More than half a million viewers cast votes for "Auntie's All-time Greats", with the comedy pair earning two trophies for best light entertainment show and favourite performers.

Des Lynam was voted best television presenter and Ronnie Barker, star of Porridge and Open All Hours, got an award for outstanding achievement. Other winners were: David Jason (favourite sitcom performer); Men Behaving Badly (favourite sitcom); Victoria Wood (favourite comedy series - As Seen on TV; and favourite comedy performer); Colin Firth (favourite actor); Patricia Routledge (favourite actress); Dr Who (favourite popular drama); and Pride and Prejudice (favourite drama serial).