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Acorn Antiques (1986)

Video  -  Comedy  -  1986 (UK)
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An on-going soap-opera segment within Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985) which was a spoof on the wooden acting and flimsy sets of the real-life soap-opera Crossroads (1964).

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Victoria Wood ...
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Susie Blake ...
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Duncan Preston ...
Kenny Ireland ...
Derek
Rose Collins ...
Trixie (as Rosie Collins)
Peter Ellis ...
Jerez Martinez
Nicholas Barnes ...
Roberts - Scriptwriter
Bryan Burdon ...
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Graham Callan ...
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Deborah Grant ...
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Paul Heiney ...
Himself - Reporter
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Director
Albert Welch ...
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An on-going soap-opera segment within Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985) which was a spoof on the wooden acting and flimsy sets of the real-life soap-opera Crossroads (1964).

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Trivia

Characters were often alluded to but never seen. These included Miss Babs' husband Mr. Kenneth. Miss Babs' triplets. Trixie's fiancé Bobby and the family doctor Dr. Wimley. See more »

Quotes

Mrs Overall: Sometimes I think that being widowed is God's way of telling you to come off the pill.
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At the end of one episode there is a credit for "Antiques Advisor Rosamund Grull". See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 6 July 2011 (2011) See more »

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The best soap - ever
26 October 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Acorn Antiques is without doubt the best soap opera ever produced. Okay, so the sets were wonky, the lines were terrible and the actors couldn't act their way out of a paper bag - but this was era defining television...

All jokes aside, Victoria Wood and her 'family' made this spoof perfect and each episode is a gem. You have to be extremely talented to do spoofs this well.


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