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Victoria Wood 

A series of six self-contained comedy playlets written by and starring Victoria Wood.
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1989  
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Series cast summary:
Victoria Wood ...  Victoria 6 episodes, 1989
Lill Roughley Lill Roughley ...  Barbara Appleby / ... 4 episodes, 1989
Julie Walters ...  Joy-Ann / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Celia Imrie ...  Carol / ... 3 episodes, 1989
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A series of six self-contained comedy playlets written by and starring Victoria Wood.

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Comedy

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

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sadly underrated mini-masterpieces
9 June 2020 | by mikeleach-1See all my reviews

I was astounded to find this series rated as low as 7.4, and equally astounded to read in another review both of its declining viewing figures and the reviewer's opinion of the relative talents of Victoria Wood and Rik Mayall. To my mind these playlets are possibly the best thing Victoria Wood ever did, and believe me I am aware that there is a LOT of competition. The characterisation is superb, the dialogue snappy and beautifully detailed (rather like Alan Bennett's, who has himself expressed admiration for this aspect of Victoria's writing), and the acting by Victoria's regular repertory company and a few perfectly cast guests (NB Patricia Hodge, Kay Adshead) spot-on. One of the things I find most appealing is their depiction of female friendships, which was probably still a bit unusual in TV and film at the time. Maybe fans of The Sweeney and The Professionals found this off-putting.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Victoria Wood Presents See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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