Our Friend Victoria. Victoria Wood. Copyright: BBC.

Our Friend Victoria

BBC One documentary series about Victoria Wood. 7 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Features Julie Walters, Richard E. Grant, Michael Ball, Maxine Peake and others.

Our Friend Victoria. Image shows from L to R: Victoria Wood, Richard E. Grant. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

Series 1, Episode 2 - People

Episode 2 is presented by Victoria's close-friend Richard E. Grant, who recalls the times they used to meet in St. Martin In The Fields simply to watch the world go by.

Further details

Episode 2 is presented by Victoria's close-friend Richard E. Grant, who recalls the times they used to meet in St. Martin In The Fields simply to watch the world go by.

He looks at how moments like this made Victoria a master of observation, and at how her Northern roots - along with people-watching in everyday life - inspired a raft of characters and sketches that spanned the social scale. Whether it was sending up the clich├ęs of Northern hardship or mocking snobbery, pretentiousness, ambition or the lack of it, Victoria delighted in deriding the British class system and the neuroses it can inflict.

Clips include classic sketches featuring Victoria as Kimberley's friend; Jim Broadbent's fabulous Northern playwright; Susie Blake's unforgettable Continuity Announcer; Celia Imrie's oh-so posh Miss Babs (from Acorn Antiques); Patricia Routledge's extraordinary monologues as the snooty housewife Kitty - and not forgetting Is It On The Trolley?

Appearance from friends and fans including Julie Walters and Michael Ball along with rare photos from Victoria's own personal archive, make this series a must-see for Victoria Wood fans.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Richard E. Grant Host / Presenter
    Jim Broadbent Self
    Celia Imrie Self
    Aisling Bea Self
    Victoria Wood Self (Archive Material)
    Guest cast
    Joanna Scanlan Self
    Maxine Peake Self
    Duncan Preston Self
    Michael Ball Self
    Diane Morgan Self
    Julie Walters Self
    Production team
    Richard Dean Series Director
    Richard Dean Series Producer
    Jessika Barcynski Producer
    Lucy Ansbro Executive Producer
    Lindsay Jex Executive Producer
    Kate Deadman Editor
    Victoria Wood Composer
    Rachel Ashdown Commissioning Editor

    Video

    Episode 2 Trailer

    Victoria Wood's archive is introduced and celebrated by her friends, peers and co-stars.

    Featuring: Victoria Wood.

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