Various sketches written by Victoria Wood




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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


Series cast summary:
 Herself / ... 8 episodes, 1981-1982
 Herself / ... 8 episodes, 1981-1982
Robert Longden ...
 Various Characters / ... 5 episodes, 1981-1982
Gregory Floy ...
 Contest Host / ... 5 episodes, 1982
Roger Brierley ...
 Auditioning Actor / ... 3 episodes, 1982
Frank Crompton ...
 Granville Powell / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Russell Dixon ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 1982
Shirley Roden ...
 Singer / ... 3 episodes, 1982
Debbie Doss ...
 Singer / ... 3 episodes, 1982
Michael Angelis ...
 Chuck Sweeney / ... 2 episodes, 1982
John Dowie ...
 Himself - Performer 3 episodes, 1982
Alan Lake ...
 Artist Backstage 2 episodes, 1982
Duncan Preston ...
 Various Characters 1 episode, 1982
Susan Rutherford ...
 Beauty Pageant Contestant 2 episodes, 1982
Keith Hodiak ...
The Irving Davies Dancers ...
 Themselves 2 episodes, 1982
Simon Meryl ...
Claire Moore ...
 Beauty Pageant Contestant 2 episodes, 1982
 Various Characters 1 episode, 1982
Ian Platt ...
Jacqui Ross ...
 Beauty Pageant Contestant 2 episodes, 1982
Pam Conway ...
 Beauty Pageant Contestant 2 episodes, 1982
 Contestant / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Jeep ...
 Themselves 2 episodes, 1982
Sue Jenkins ...
 Beauty Pageant Contestant 1 episode, 1982
Barry Banks ...
Jill Summers ...
 Station Porter 2 episodes, 1982
Joel David ...


Various sketches written by Victoria Wood

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Did You Know?


Granada had intended for the show to be a solo vehicle for Victoria Wood, but Wood asked for Julie Walters to receive equal billing, as she felt unable to "go it alone" and have the show focused solely on her. Wood's next show, for the BBC, was a solo project, the hugely acclaimed Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV. See more »


Featured in Best of British: Victoria Wood (1998) See more »

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Rather wooden!
23 October 2017 | by (Wallyford, East Lothian, Scotland) – See all my reviews

It has been a year and a half since Victoria Wood passed away. She is still remembered with fondness for her work on her BBC sitcom 'Dinnerladies' as well as her earlier sketch show 'Victoria Wood - As Seen On TV', yet how many people can remember her even earlier Granada Television show 'Wood & Walters'? Not to put too fine a point on it, it was a dire series. Like her later BBC series, each episodes had visual sketches sandwiched in between stand-up slots and musical items, but unlike her later series, the sketches were both written and performed in a very amateurish way.

Initially intended to be a solo vehicle for Wood, Walters landed second billing here as Wood felt she didn't have the confidence to carry the show herself. It was clear by the drab nature of the show that neither were capable of carrying the show off of the ground.

One sketch saw Wood in a hairdressing salon, asking the hairdresser to give her red highlights in her hair. We then see the hairdresser stab the customer in the top of her head so that blood trickles down her hair, making it look like highlights. Rikki Fulton and Gregor Fisher later did a much funnier sketch of a similar idea in 'Scotch & Wry'. The only really amusing sketch featured Rik Mayall in a self contained item entitled 'Mitch The Feminist'. Other than that, there was as many laughs to be found here than there would be in a hospital morgue.

Only one season got made of 'Wood & Walters' before it was axed. Just as well 'As Seen On TV' got underway four years later, otherwise Wood may have done a Paul Squire ( remember him? ) and vanished without a trace.

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