Victoria Wood. Copyright: BBC
Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1989
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Series of six comedy plays written by and starring Victoria Wood. Also features Lill Roughley, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1989
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Victoria Wood, Lill Roughley, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie
Writer
Victoria Wood
Director
Kevin Bishop
Producer
Geoff Posner
Companies

This series of six Victoria Wood plays perfectly showcases her wit, comic observation and fabulous turn of phrase. Focusing in turn on the various annoyances of modern life, each play finds Victoria appearing as a reluctant participant in her friends' efforts at self-improvement

In Mens Sana In Thingummy Doodah Victoria's friend drags her to the merciless Pinkney's health farm. But Enid and her water retention, Connie and her runaway midriff, and jogging at 6:25am are enough to make her plan a desparate escape.

In The Library Victoria accompanies her friend as she braves the draconian librarian Madge to watch her new video dating cassettes, then decides she'll tag along on the dates to root out any potential axe-murderers...

In Over To Pam Victoria stands in for her friend on Live With Pam. Is daytime TV really just to stop unemployed people running to the social security to demand mad luxuries like cookers and showers?

In We'd Quite Like To Apologise the happy anticipation of a holiday in the sun turns into a nightmare at the airport.

In Val De Ree (Ha Ha Ha Ha) Victoria and her best friend Jackie are off hiking and camping in the Yorkshire Dales. But their happy wanderings don't last long especially when they encounter the haughtiest of hostel wardens.

In Staying In Victoria is just snuggling up to a night in front of the telly when her friend Jane drags her off to a dinner party. Not only is the atmosphere snooty and the people charmless, but Victoria has just discovered she's the evening's entertainment.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The musical director was David Firman.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 16th November 1989 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Thursday 21st December 1989 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 15th August 2021 at 10:55am on Gold - Episode 6
  • Sunday 15th August 2021 at 10:15am on Gold - Episode 5
  • Sunday 15th August 2021 at 9:35am on Gold - Episode 4

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