Sketch based show starring 'Victoria Wood', 'Julie Walters' and many others. Included regular items such as "Acorn Antiques" with Julie as Mrs Overall and a regular advice slot from Agony ... See full summary »
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An Audience with Victoria Wood (TV Special 1988)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Victoria Wood giving her observations on life and songs that reflect what it's like to be a in a relationship.

Director: David G. Hillier
Stars: Victoria Wood, Tony Adams, Dave Allen
Dinnerladies (1998–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen.

Stars: Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn
Acorn Antiques (Video 1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

We meet the regulars of Acorn Antiques going about their daily lives.

Directors: Marcus Mortimer, Geoff Posner
Stars: Victoria Wood, Celia Imrie, Julie Walters
Victoria Wood (TV Series 1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A series of six self-contained comedy playlets written by and starring Victoria Wood

Stars: Victoria Wood, Lill Roughley, Julie Walters
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The comedienne stars in this festive sketch show, alongside a host of celebrity guests.

Director: John Birkin
Stars: Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Susie Blake
Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A sitcom about two dreamy roommates in London. Gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere, and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a centenary nun, yet has ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Beth Goddard
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel
Birds of a Feather (1989–2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph
Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern
Shooting Stars (1993–2011)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A bunch of lads have a right good time

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Ulrika Jonsson
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: John Birkin
Stars: Victoria Wood
It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–1981)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

Stars: Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Donald Hewlett
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 Continuity Announcer / ... (13 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Derek / ... (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Trixie (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
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Sketch based show starring 'Victoria Wood', 'Julie Walters' and many others. Included regular items such as "Acorn Antiques" with Julie as Mrs Overall and a regular advice slot from Agony Aunt Kitty (Patricia Routledge). Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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As well as writing and starring in the show, Victoria Wood also wrote the Radio Times listing, which was always completely irrelevant to the particular episode. See more »

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Various characters: [as the continuity announcer] I'd like to apologise to viewers in the North. It must be awful for them.
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Featured in Julie Walters: A Life on Screen (2014) See more »

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Legendary.
21 September 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This sketch show is second to none. Nearly twenty years after its' first outing, it stands the test of time. Victoria Wood's writing is instantly recognisable, and her ear for dialogue has influenced so much that has come after her. Some of the sketches and characters in this series can be spotted a mile off, and have been imitated endlessly.

The immortal Acorn Antiques, with Victoria Wood and Celia Imrie as the overly made-up Miss Babs and Miss Berta, and Julie Walters as the legendary Mrs Overall, queen of the coconut macaroons and homemade sherry, is the sketch everyone remembers. It's quite possible that Acorn Antiques changed British TV comedy forever, but there are so many other gems in the rest of the series.

Susie Blake's scathing and rude continuity announcer; Patricia Routledge as Kitty, fitting in a quick monologue before rushing back home to Cheadle; Victoria and Julie as hopeless daytime TV presenters ... wonderful.

This series is not to be missed. Victoria Wood's work is guaranteed high-quality stuff, and this is the best thing she has done so far.


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