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Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV 

Sketch-based show starring Victoria Wood, Dame Julie Walters, and many others. Included regular items such as "Acorn Antiques" with Julie as Mrs. Overall and a regular advice slot from ... See full summary »
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2   1   Unknown  
1987   1986   1985  
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Victoria Wood ...  Self / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
Julie Walters ...  Mrs Overall / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
Celia Imrie ...  Miss Babs / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
Duncan Preston ...  Mr Clifford / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
Susie Blake ...  Continuity Announcer / ... 13 episodes, 1985-1987
Kenny Ireland ...  Derek / ... 9 episodes, 1985-1987
Rosie Collins Rosie Collins ...  Trixie 8 episodes, 1985-1986
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Sketch-based show starring Victoria Wood, Dame 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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Trivia

While the visuals of "Acorn Antiques" gleefully homaged ITV's Midlands soap Crossroads (1964), the dialogue was Victoria Wood's tribute to BBC Radio 2's weekday serial "Waggoner's Walk" (1969-80) and its sometimes overly-verbose scripting. See more »

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Featured in Our Friend Victoria: At Christmas (2017) See more »

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Legendary.
21 September 2002 | by chuffnobblerSee all my reviews

This sketch show is second to none. Nearly twenty years after its' first outing, it stands the test of time. Victoria Wood's writing is instantly recognisable, and her ear for dialogue has influenced so much that has come after her. Some of the sketches and characters in this series can be spotted a mile off, and have been imitated endlessly.

The immortal Acorn Antiques, with Victoria Wood and Celia Imrie as the overly made-up Miss Babs and Miss Berta, and Julie Walters as the legendary Mrs Overall, queen of the coconut macaroons and homemade sherry, is the sketch everyone remembers. It's quite possible that Acorn Antiques changed British TV comedy forever, but there are so many other gems in the rest of the series.

Susie Blake's scathing and rude continuity announcer; Patricia Routledge as Kitty, fitting in a quick monologue before rushing back home to Cheadle; Victoria and Julie as hopeless daytime TV presenters ... wonderful.

This series is not to be missed. Victoria Wood's work is guaranteed high-quality stuff, and this is the best thing she has done so far.


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English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (UK) See more »

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England, UK

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Black and White (some footage)| Color

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1.33 : 1
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