We represent the legendary recorded & written material of Britain’s most celebrated talents.



Ensuring that the talent and creative work of the great names of the industry are fully recognised, remembered and rewarded, in perpetuity.

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Legends (Management) is a niche agency
specialising in the genre of comedy archive.

We are proud and honoured to represent and remain actively responsible for the broadcasting of legendary recorded and written material of some of Britain’s most celebrated talents. This is achieved by way of new compilation and entertainment programmes or documentaries, together with ongoing television repeats, as well as developing concepts and ideas to create new television shows.

We cover all aspects of the entertainment industry as well as all derivative fields including television/radio, stage productions, advertising, publishing, DVD and video on demand. We have extensive experience and a strong understanding of rights and positive negotiation, in striving always to achieve the best possible deal for our clients.

Legends success is due to the genuine care and absolute commitment to the lasting legacy of the great comedians and writers we represent, with carefully controlled exploitation. We pride ourselves on working closely with both Producers and the families of those we represent, to ensure factual accuracy and quality programming whilst celebrating the iconic material. We also assist in providing memorabilia to compliment any project.

Legends (Management) ensure that the talent and creative work of the great names of the industry are fully recognised, remembered and rewarded, in perpetuity.



Suzanne Westrip

Legends (Management) Limited was incorporated in 2015 and is led by Suzanne Westrip.

Suzanne started her career in 1988 when she joined the highly-respected top television and theatrical agency, Billy Marsh Associates Limited, and has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. In her capacity as a Director of Billy Marsh Associates, Suzanne was privileged to work alongside impresario Billy Marsh “the doyen of theatrical agents” together with renowned Managing Director and Agent Jan Kennedy in the representation of some of Britain’s most established star names.

Suzanne was also responsible for the legal and business affairs for all clients represented as well as personally representing the Estates of Morecambe & Wise, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore and Kenny Everett.

Suzanne has a keen interest in developing successful programme ideas and was instrumental in the development of and, acted as Consultant for “Pete & Dud : The Lost Sketches” (Hot Sauce/BBC2) where a number of comedians recreated the scripts written by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, which had been wiped by the BBC.

What We Do



Legacy
Legacy
Legacy
Legacy

Legacy

Legends Management were proud to be involved in the commissioning of a new statue in Blackpool to mark the 75th Anniversary of Eric & Ernie’s debut performance as a double act in 1941.

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Legends Management were proud to be involved in the commissioning of a new statue in Blackpool to mark the 75th Anniversary of Eric & Ernie’s debut performance as a double act in 1941. The 8ft bronzed statue, which was created by renowned sculpture Graham Ibbesson.

Graham Ibbeson has sculptured many other legendary comedians including Les Dawson which was unveiled in 2008 live on “The One Show” and stands proudly in the ornamental gardens on the North Promenade, Lytham St. Annes. Prior to this Graham sculptured a lifesize Eric Morecambe, which was unveiled by the Queen in 1999 and remains a popular tourist attraction on the picturesque Morecambe Bay.

In 2015 Graham Ibbeson exhibited many variations of the public sculptures he has created within an exhibition “Art of Comedy” in the stunning Lavery Room, South Kensington.



Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Gail Morecambe and Legends Management collaborated with Lancashire Museum Service, on the exhibition titled “Bring Me Sunshine : The Legacy and Laughs of Eric Morecambe” at Lancaster City Museum in 2016.

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Gail Morecambe and Legends Management collaborated with Lancashire Museum Service, on the exhibition titled “Bring Me Sunshine : The Legacy and Laughs of Eric Morecambe” at Lancaster City Museum in 2016. This involved the loan of various artefacts and memorabilia from the Morecambe family collection, together with ensuring the accuracy of all text panels. We also continue to work with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Blackpool Museum which is expected to open in 2021.



Concepts, Formats & Consultation
Concepts, Formats & Consultation

Concepts, Formats & Consultation

Alongside consulting on authorised dramatisations based the life and work of our clients, we have a keen interest in developing […]

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Alongside consulting on authorised dramatisations based the life and work of our clients, we have a keen interest in developing our own programmes ideas with Broadcasters and Producers. Previous credits include “Pete & Dud : The Lost Sketches” (Hot Sauce/BBC2).



Programme Licensing
Programme Licensing
Programme Licensing
Programme Licensing

Programme Licensing

Whatever your needs, we are always happy to assist in the licensing and/or clearing of applicable rights for the inclusion […]

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Whatever your needs, we are always happy to assist in the licensing and/or clearing of applicable rights for the inclusion of performance, written work or personally owned memorabilia and artefacts controlled or owned by our clients for authorised television and radio programmes, whether this be a third party licence for a few short extracts or the licence of copyright material owned by the clients we represent.



DVD, VOD & Audio
DVD, VOD & Audio
DVD, VOD & Audio
DVD, VOD & Audio
DVD, VOD & Audio
DVD, VOD & Audio

DVD, VOD & Audio

We have worked on a number of DVD, VOD and audio titles with BBC Studios, FremantleMedia and Network including the […]

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We have worked on a number of DVD, VOD and audio titles with BBC Studios, FremantleMedia and Network including the DVD “Morecambe & Wise : Still Bringing Us Sunshine” and the audio collection “Morecambe & Wise : The Complete BBC Radio 2 series”. We are now delighted to announce the long awaited release all of the Thames Series and Specials of “The Morecambe & Wise Show” on the Network label, together with a bumper box set including all series recorded for ATV and Thames starring Eric & Ernie.

Following the earlier release of “Hancock’s Half Hour Collectibles” Volumes 1 – 4 which contained excerpts from scripts written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin, in November 2021 BBC Studio Distribution/Penguin Random House have released an audio book containing classic episodes and extracts from the vintage variety show “Calling All Forces” written by Bob and Denis.



Books
Books
Books

Books

With experience in contractual negotiation for various autobiographies, Legends Management continues to enjoy working with publishers and has more recently […]

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With experience in contractual negotiation for various autobiographies, Legends Management continues to enjoy working with publishers and has more recently negotiated deals for the following publications, “The Treasures of Morecambe & Wise”, “Morecambe & Wise 50 Years of Sunshine” (both Carlton Publishing) and “Eddie Braben’s Morecambe & Wise Book” (Ebury Press).



Productions
Productions
Productions

Productions

We are pleased to work closely with Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephenson who perform a nostalgic homage to the brilliance […]

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We are pleased to work closely with Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephenson who perform a nostalgic homage to the brilliance of Morecambe & Wise in “Eric & Ern” which is currently touring the UK and have also previously worked with Evolution Productions for the tour of the Laurence Olivier Award winning one-man play “Morecambe” starring Bob Golding and written by Tim Whitnall, where Eric’s son, Gary, acted as Associate Producer.

This year sees the return of the award winning “The Play What I Wrote” opening at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre before touring the UK with original cast member and writer, Sean Foley, directing.



Advertising
Advertising

Advertising

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Morecambe & Wise, and Legends were thrilled to licence material of Morecambe & Wise for […]

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Morecambe & Wise, and Legends were thrilled to licence material of Morecambe & Wise for inclusion within M&S’s much anticipated Christmas commercial 2015 ‘The Art of Christmas’. In 2019 Morecambe & Wise were chosen to appear in the print advertising campaign for Tesco Clubcard Plus.



Who We Work With



BBC
Channel 5
Crook Productions
Mercury Productions
Double Yellow
ITV
Network
Objective
North One
ITN
UKTV
All rights clearance
Young & Rubicam
Cube Room Productions
Carlton
Transworld Publishing
Evolution Productions