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Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 1985 - 1987
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Victoria Wood casts another comic glance at the world, with help from Julie Walters and Celia Imrie. Also features Susie Blake and Duncan Preston.

Press clippings

100 BBC TV gamechangers

The Sooty Show, Goodness Gracious Me and Hancock's Half Hour have been named amongst 23 comedy titles in a BFI list of the 100 most important television programmes from the BBC, as the broadcaster marks its 100th anniversary.

British Film Institute, 28th April 2022

My discovery of 80 unseen Victoria Wood scripts

The treasure of trove sketches for As Seen on TV are as good as anything she wrote.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 20th April 2021

Show that shaped me: Steven D. Wright on Victoria Wood

As a teenager, seeing the comic perform live at TVC - including four long takes of her most iconic song - set the Kerfuffle managing director's career on track.

Steven D. Wright, Broadcast, 10th April 2019

By turns affectionate, biting and poignant, this remains one of the finest sketch shows of all time. Meticulously crafted gems include the naïve schoolgirl who decides to swim the Channel, regular updates from shabby soap Acorn Antiques, plus a Coronation Street parody (with Wood as a startlingly accurate Ena Sharples). So it's heartening to see it back in the schedules - part of a season celebrating Wood's career. Tonight we also get dinnerladies, the rarely repeated Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah (from a 1989 series of one-off sitcoms), plus a 1992 Christmas special.

David Brown, Radio Times, 5th September 2010

A night to settle in with a sausage dumpling and a pot of hot coffee as BBC2 offers a much-deserved hooray to Britain's top lady comic. First a 90-minute documentary featuring favoured collaborator Julie Walters and one-time co-star Roger Moore. Then another chance to see her frankly wonderful Christmas special from 2000 (it's been that long), plus a classic episode of dinnerladies to finish. Burp. Pardon. She's a clever old thing.

The Guardian, 21st December 2009

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