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Acorn Antiques (1987)

Video  |   |  Comedy  |  18 December 1987 (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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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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The series was turned into a West End musical in 2005 and after completing a sell out run was renewed for 2007. See more »

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Babs: [on the phone] Well, that certainly *sounds* like a genuine Picasso. But I would have to see it to be sure.
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Towards the end of one episode there is a spoof credit for an "Antiques Adviser Rosamund Crull"! 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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