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All eight episodes of the early 1980s ITV comedy sketch show by British comediennes Victoria Wood and Julie Walters. As well as skits and sketches, the show featured Wood's trademark songs as well as weekly guidance from Walters' fearsome agony aunt Dorothea Chubb.
"Hi! I'm Victoria Wood and I've proved that playing the piano and singing songs very inaccurately can help you to lose weight and more importantly keep that weight off on a permanent basis. No calorie counting! No faddy restrictions! No weird combinations! Just sing songs at the piano for several hours a day, then drink eight pints of distilled water and lock yourself in the lavatory. Try it! It worked for me."
On the outskirts of Manchesterford, a small antiques shop is a hotbed of scandal and gossip. This spoof soap opera, compete with unrealistic sets and sensationalist dialogue, originally appeared as a series of sketches on Victoria Wood's television show 'As Seen on TV', with absurd storylines that lampoon the whole soap opera genre. Featuring performances from Wood herself, as well as Celia Imrie and long-term collaborator Julie Walters, the sketches are here brought together in one volume.
All episodes from the first and second series of the crime drama adapted from the novels by Kate Atkinson. In the first series, Jason Isaacs plays the protagonist, Jackson Brodie, a private detective troubled by events in his personal life. He investigates three mysterious cases involving family tragedies that appear to be unconnected - but all is not what it seems... The episodes are: 'Case Histories: Part 1', 'Case Histories: Part 2', 'One Good Turn: Part 1', 'One Good Turn: Part 2', 'When Will There Be Good News?: Part 1' and 'When Will There Be Good News?: Part 2'. In the second series, Isaacs returns as Brodie who continues his investigation work in Edinburgh, Scotland, while dealing with troubles in his personal life. Victoria Wood, James Cosmo, Gary Lewis and Maurice RoŽves guest star. The episodes are: 'Started Early, Took My Dog', 'Nobody's Darling' and 'Jackson and the Women'.
Christmas special of the classic British television sketch show, starring Julie Walters and Victoria Wood, with contributions from writers Alan Bennett, Willy Russell and Alan Bleasdale.
Three TV plays written by and starring comedienne Victoria Wood. The plays, first broadcast between 1979 and 1981, include her debut offering, 'Talent', in which Julie (Julie Walters) and Maureen (Wood) attempt to escape their dreary domestic lives by signing up for a talent show at a local club. 'Nearly a Happy Ending' finds Maureen having attended the local slimmers' club, but is she any happier? Finally, in 'Happy Since I Met You', Frances (Walters) is happy and single until she meets Jim (Duncan Preston) and soon realises her life is about to change.
Six favourite nursery tales, read by Victoria Wood. A welcome return to the audio list for Jonathan Langley's warmly humorous retellings of these traditional tales. Perfect for an audience of age 3+. The stories on this tape are: THE THREE BEARS AND GOLDILOCKS RUMPELSTILTSKIN LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG THE UGLY DUCKLING
A collection of complete BBC series starring Britain's best-loved comedienne Victoria Wood. The collection includes 'As Seen On TV', 'Acorn Antiques', all six short plays from 'Victoria Wood Presents' and the travel documentary series 'Victoria's Empire'.
All six episodes of the travel series presented by American writer Bill Bryson. Based on his successful book 'Notes from a Small Island', the series follows Bill as he travels from Dover to John O'Groats while musing on the eccentricities of British life. Along the way, he meets up with British comedians Stephen Fry, Alexei Sayle and Victoria Wood, who all contribute their own thoughts and perspectives on the attractions of their native country.
All-singing, all-dancing stage version of the TV soap spoof. This West End production brought together the original cast of the series, including Julie Walters as Mrs Overall, Celia Imrie as Miss Babs and Duncan Preston as Mr Clifford. Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and written by the award-winning, Victoria Wood, it was filmed during the sell-out run at the Haymarket Theatre, and features a supporting cast including Josie Lawrence, Neil Morrissey and Sally Ann Triplett.
Part of the popular series where a famous face performs before a star-studded audience. Five-time BAFTA award winner Victoria Wood delights her celebrity guests with her inimitable songs and witty monologues.
The biggest stars in British comedy team up to raise money for the Tsunami disaster in Asia, with all proceeds from the show donated to the Disasters Emergency Comittees. Stars include: Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee, Graham Norton, and Lily Savage will host a stellar comic line-up that includes; Dawn French, Julie Walters and Victoria Wood, Lee Evans, Jimmy Carr, Johnny Vegas, Bill Bailey, Bo' Selecta! star The Bear, Jo Brand, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal, John Culshaw, Omid Djalili, Otis Lee Crenshaw, Eddie Izzard, The League Of Gentlemen, Alistair McGowan, Dylan Moran, Dave Spikey, psychological illusionist Derren Brown and international percussion sensation Stomp.
For the first time, a collection of Britain's top comedy performer's plays and TV scripts in one volume This volume includes the Evening Standard award-winning play Talent 'Very funny - at times, too near the knicker-wetting degree' (Guardian) and her other stage play Good Fun ('...blisteringly funny one-liners' The Times), which both premiered at the Sheffield Crucible. Also includes her acclaimed television script Pat and Margaret which Time Out hailed as 'The most impressive thing that Wood has written.' Introduced by Victoria Wood herself
In Victoria on Victoria, Victoria Wood travels through the old British Empire in search of the legacy of Queen Victoria. Victoria's irreverent pilgrimage will feature in a major new BBC1 series in early 2007 which will take her to key places around the world that also share her namesake, from Fort Victoria in Ghana, to Victoria, Nova Scotia, and finishing at Zambia's Victoria Falls. Victoria's adventure will be fuelled by her fascination with the Queen Victoria - both her public and private persona. She will explore how Victoria felt about the colonisation being forged in her name and what she was like as a wife and mother. In her inimitable fashion, Victoria Wood will record her adventure tracing a nation's colourful history -- blending the outrage and eccentricity with a celebration of the ordinary. We definitely will be amused.
The Alexander Technique offers a deeper understanding of the working of the self, and sets us free to think and act creatively. By applying these principles to swimming, this book aims to help produce impressive results in swimmers and previous non-swimmers alike.
One of our finest comedians in a live concert from London's Royal Albert Hall. Considered to be one of her best ever recordings, Victoria dazzles with a hilarious collection of stories, jokes and songs. The Daily Mail : 'The range of her material is awesome'.
This collection from the award-winning television shows, includes new and previously unpublished monologues. This omnibus edition comprises the three bestselling titles Up to you Porky, Barmey and Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah.
Rebecca Front presents this two-part look back at Victoria Wood's stand-up and songs using her own archives and tapes - including never-before-heard material Victoria Wood was a comedian, actress and all-round national treasure. She wrote and starred in countless sketches, plays, musicals, films and sitcoms over four decades, winning numerous awards, and her work remains timeless to this day. With her perceptive observational humour, she made the everyday and mundane hilarious - but how did she do it? In this BBC Radio 4 documentary, Rebecca Front uses Victoria Wood's personal rehearsal recordings, rare live performances and behind-the-scenes footage to reveal some of her comedy tricks and techniques. We hear about her instinctive sense of rhythm, amazing rhyming ability and unerring knack for finding the perfect word to make a sentence sing, and learn how she honed her unique talent to become one of Britain's favourite funny women. With unprecedented access to Victoria's own boxes of battered cassette tapes, this programme is a shameless chance to hear some wonderful stand-up comedy, characters and songs, mixed with a look back at what made her so funny and so universally loved. Executive Producer: Geoff Posner Produced by David Tyler A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.
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