- BBC One
- 6 (1 series)
- Victoria Wood, Lill Roughley, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie
- Victoria Wood
- Kevin Bishop
- Geoff Posner
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.
- The musical director was David Firman.
- First broadcast
- Thursday 16th November 1989 at 8:30pm on BBC One
- Most recent repeats
- Sunday 1st January 2023 at 2:50am on Gold - Episode 2
- Sunday 1st January 2023 at 1:35am on Gold - Episode 1
- Saturday 31st December 2022 at 2:05am on Gold - Episode 1