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

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

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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