Geoff Posner has an imagined chat with the late Victoria Wood
- BBC Radio 4
- Geoff Posner and Victoria Wood
- Adam Fowler
The conversation through the archives provides an insight into the working methods of one of Britain's most loved and greatly missed entertainers. They discuss the lengths she went to ensuring her work was as good as it could be, how she empowered other women to succeed in comedy, and the way she drew from her insecurities in order to give voice to others who might feel "stuck in corners of their own lives where they didn't want to be".
In 1991, Natalie Cole sang a duet with her long dead father, Nat King Cole. The result was Unforgettable. This is the radio equivalent. In each edition of the series, a different guest is invited to interact with someone, now dead, with whom they have or have wanted to have a connection. Using technology designed for musicians and DJs to spontaneously play out short musical clips, producer Adam Fowler facilitates a real-time conversation between the two participants, using conversational snippets of the deceased from past recordings.
The guest has no advance knowledge of the excerpts, and the conversation can take unexpected turns, occasionally leading to some emotionally charged exchanges, as living voices engage with those preserved in the archive.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Monday 30th July 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 1:45pm
- Episode length
- 15 minutes