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Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV 

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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Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen.

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

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 Herself / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
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 Mrs. Overall / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
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 Miss Babs / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
Duncan Preston ...
 Mr. Clifford / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
Susie Blake ...
Kenny Ireland ...
 Derek / ... 9 episodes, 1985-1987
Rosie Collins ...
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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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Kitty: "Are you familiar with Marks?", she said. I said, "Well, I think their pants have dropped off." She said, "I was referring to Karl Marx, who as you know is buried in Highgate cemetery." I said, "Of course I knew! But were you aware," I said, "that Cheadle crematorium holds the ashes of Stanley Kershaw, patenter of the Kershaw double-gusset? To my mind a far bigger boom than communism!"
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Victoria Wood, and we're glad that she did
5 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I haven't actually seen this movie, although my faith is such that I do not feel that I need to in order to recommend it. I have, however, seen Victoria Wood Live. Dinnerladies (Victoria Wood not so live) is the definitive comedy programme, and this generation can relax knowing that, despite Norman Foster, we have left something of value behind us. But Victoria Wood Live has a closing aerobic routine that makes being born a small price to pay for being in her audience (for both parties). We are not worthy.

(Embarrassed silence: The sponsors have warned me that concision in these comments is not rewarded, and a minimum of ten lines of text is required. Pithy.)


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