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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Customer
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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 has been 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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At the end of one episode there is a credit for "Antiques Advisor Rosamund Grull". 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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