Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas
Christmas special starring BAFTA award-winning actress and comedienne Victoria Wood
- Sketch Show
- 2009 - 2010
- BBC One
- Victoria Wood, Stephen Mear, Gina Bramhill, Delia Smith, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Anton Du Beke, Julie Walters and others
- Tony Dow
- John Rushton
The show features highlights from the mid-life Olympics 2009, the popular costume drama Lark Pies To Cranchesterford and the further adventures of soap star Bo Beaumont played by long-term collaborator Julie Walters.
Victoria says: "The show is a whole night's telly crammed into one hour. Christmas is a stressful time, and by compressing an evening's viewing into 60 minutes, we hope families will have more time for other festive traditions such as arguing with relatives and defrosting turkeys under the hot tap."
Accompanying the special is an extra 45-minute behind-the-scenes 'documentary'. Where the word 'documentary' is used in the loosest possible sense of the word.
In June 2010, the BBC re-packaged the show as Victoria Wood's Short Term Memories - essentially it was the same show, just without the Christmas theme.
- Production company
- Also known as
- What Larks! - The Making Of Victoria Wood's Mid-Life Christmas ("Making of" special)
- Victoria Wood's Short Term Memories (Shorter version)
- Laugh track
- Recorded at screening
- First broadcast
- Thursday 24th December 2009 on BBC One at 9pm
- Last repeat
- Monday 5th April 2021 at 2:45am on Gold