Our Friend Victoria. Victoria Wood. Copyright: BBC
Our Friend Victoria

Our Friend Victoria

  • TV documentary
  • BBC One
  • 2017
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

A series dedicated to the body of work from Victoria Wood. Also features Julie Walters, Richard E. Grant, Michael Ball, Maxine Peake, Daniel Rigby and more.

Press clippings

Festive instalment of the series that ran earlier this year, commemorating the life of the late Victoria Wood. Hosted by Anne Reid, this one focuses, reasonably enough, on Wood's Christmas specials, and includes reflections from participants in some of them, including Celia Imrie, Julie Walters and Richard E Grant. Ann Widdecombe also explains what it felt like to find herself on the receiving end of Wood's gently biting mockery.

Andrew Mueller, The Guardian, 23rd December 2017

Our Friend Victoria, Episode five, BBC1 review

We keep hearing that there is going to be a League of Gentlemen reunion at some point and there is one - of sorts - in the penultimate instalment of this six-art tribute to Victoria Wood.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th May 2017

Julie Walters & Maxine Peake reflect on Victoria Wood

A year after her death, Wood's contemporaries pay tribute to the comedy legend in Our Friend Victoria.

Radio Times, 9th May 2017

Our Friend Victoria review

Julie Walters presents the first of a six-part celebration of a comedian without equal.

Jasper Rees, The Arts Desk, 12th April 2017

Review: Our Friend Victoria

I laughed a lot through this first episode. Of course I did, it's Victoria ruddy Wood. Her delivery, her word choice, the rhythm of a line. Even if it's not her saying it, you know it's Victoria Wood. Her voice was so strong, in everything she wrote.

Alison Carr, Standard Issue, 12th April 2017

Our Friend Victoria review

Admittedly, this was a glorified clip show - but what clips they were.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 12th April 2017

Our Friend Victoria review

You won't learn much in this tribute to Victoria Wood, but you'll chuckle and feel warm in that uniquely BBC way.

Chitra Ramaswamy, The Guardian, 12th April 2017

With Britain needing laughter more than ever, it seems especially cruel that Victoria Wood, one of the brightest comic minds ever to illuminate our lives, was unexpectedly taken from us last year. In this new series, Julie Walters looks back at some of the characters her friend and collaborator created, including Chrissie the long-distance swimmer and shambolic pseudo-soap Acorn Antiques, with colleagues from Wood's career also offering recollections.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 11th April 2017

Julie Walters and Maxine Peake reflect on their friend

A year after her death, Victoria Wood's contemporaries pay tribute to the comedy legend.

Radio Times, 11th April 2017

Victoria Wood was writing scripts days before death

Victoria Wood was writing jokes and scripts days before death - but they'll never be released.

The Mirror, 9th April 2017

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