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

Directors: Marcus Mortimer, Geoff Posner
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The comedienne stars in this festive sketch show, alongside a host of celebrity guests.

Director: John Birkin
Stars: Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Susie Blake
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In the late 1930s Nella Last,a housewife aged 49,living in Barrow-in-Furness on the North West English coast,agrees to send details of her routine to the Mass observation project,a ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar
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Stars: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph
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 Herself / ... (13 episodes, 1985-1987)
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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 Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s (2011) 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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