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Dear Diary

Victoria Wood
Rory Bremner
Dear Diary

Rory Bremner asks what diaries can offer to history. Rory looks at the diaries of various people, but this 20 minute section of the show relates to Victoria Woods play called Housewife 49, (2006 - see below) based on Nelly Last's diary as part of the Mass Observation project during the second world war.

2010 20

clunes
horses

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South Bank Show
REVISITED
Victoria Wood
Melvyn Bragg
South Bank Show : REVISITED

Interviewed by Melvyn Bragg for the third time on the show - something very few people acheive. Includes clips from her many shows and current (2010) interview.

2010 50

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Midlife Christmas
Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Midlife Christmas

New for 2009 featuring new sketches (Lark Pies over Cranchesterford / Midlife Olympics)

2009 60

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26-12-09

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What Larks - Making of Midlife Christmas
Victoria Wood What Larks - Making of Midlife Christmas

Victoria explains the making of various scenes in Midlife Christmas.

2009 45
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Seen On TV
[not "As Seen on TV"]
Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Celia Imre
Duncan Preston
Jo Brand
Richard E.Grant
Jimmy Tarbuck
Barry Cryer
Richard Curtis
Seen On TV
[not "As Seen on TV"]

Documentary about Victoria with clips and new interviews from herself, friends and collegues. New for 2009. Shown Xmas 2009.

2009 90

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26-12-09

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Victoria Wood Presents
Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Celia Imrie
Lisa Tarbuck
Patricia Hodge
Susie Blake
Una Stubbs
Jane Horrocks
Duncan Preston
Rory Bemner
Joan Simms.
Classic clips from her 1989 series 'Victoria Wood Presents' In which she writes and stars in mini comedy dramas.

•  Mens Sana In Thingummy Doodah
•  The Library
•  Over To Pam
•  We'd Quite Like To Apologise
•  Val De ree (ha ha ha ha ha ha)
•  Staying In

2007 6x30
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Victoria's Empire
Victoria Wood Victoria's Empire

In this reflective travelogue, Victoria Wood takes on the task of visiting the far-flung reaches of Queen Victoria's British Empire.

From India to Borneo, from Ghana to Hong Kong, Jamaica and many places between, Wood combines thoughts on Britainís imperial past with modern-day postcards from former colonies.

She explains the origins of the British Empire and the importance of its trade relationships in a clear and entertaining way.

2007 3x60
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Girls Who Do
Victoria Wood Girls Who Do

Dawn French interviews Victoria Wood for her series about female comedians.

2006 30
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South Bank Show
Victoria Wood South Bank Show

Interviewed by Melvyn Bragg for the second time on the show - something very few people acheive. Includes clips from her many shows.

2007 50
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Housewife 49
Victoria Wood
David Threlfall
Housewife 49

The 1940s are caringly recreated for this series in which Victoria Wood, who also wrote the drama, plays it straight as a Lancashire housewife struggling to recover from a nervous breakdown, a difficult marriage and the realisation that her two sons are now grown up and no longer need her.

She finds companionship and a sense of purpose when she joins the Women's Voluntary Service and also in her diary, which she keeps as a volunteer for the Mass Observation Archive.

Based on the real-life diary of Nella Last, a housewife from Barrow-in-Furness.

2006 94
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Comedy Connections
Victoria Wood Comedy Conections

This show traces the actors involved in Victoria's work on stage and TV. Dinnerladies Family Tree.

2006 30

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Girls Who Do
Victoria Wood
Dawn French
Girls Who Do [new window]

Dawn French interviews Victoria for her series about female comedians.

2006 30
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Acorn Antiques
The Musical
Neil Morrisey
Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Duncan Preston
Celia Imrie
Acorn Antiques [Original Cast Stageshow]

Bonus Material :

5 scenes where Victoria plays Mrs Overall
instead of Julie Walters.

2005 157

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With All The Trimmings
Victoria Wood
Alan Rickman
Richard E.Grant
Michael Parkinson
Bob Monkhouse
Hugh Laurie
Angela Rippon
Roger Moore
Caroline Aherne

Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings

Harking back to the classic BBC Christmas comedy specials of yesteryear, the show features a star-studded cast.

The show takes a typically idiosyncratic canter through a dream set of telly programmes for Christmas Day.

Thus we get expertly played skits of A Christmas Carol (with Delia Smith as the cook); Brassed Off (in which Tony Blair solves the North/South divide by declaring everything The South); Brief Encounter (Parky as the station master, with a side order of drugs and lesbianism); a regency romantic drama (with the line "could you not stick your hand in your muff?") and lots more.

What makes the production a true cut above, however, is the linking theme that takes a blatant pot shot at the modern BBC, or as Wood sees it...BBC Upmarket, BBC Downmarket, BBC Newmarket (for racing), BBC Makeover, BBC Takeover etc.

This is funny, cutting and achingly on the ball about the state of modern television

Includes outtakes.

2000 60
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dinnerladies

Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Duncan Preston
Celia Imrie
Thelma Barlow
Maxine Peake
Andrew Dunn
Shobna Gulati
Anne Reid

Special Guests
Sue Cleaver
Sue Devaney
Joanne Frogatt
Bernard Wrigley
Christopher Greet
Janette Krankie

Series 2 - [10 Episodes]

The show is set entirely in the canteen of HWD Components, a fictional factory in Manchester, featuring the caterers and regular customers as the main characters. The inner lives and social interactions of the mostly female, mostly middle-aged characters are vividly and amusingly depicted.

   Catering
   Trouble
   Holidays
   Fog
   Gamble
   Christmas
   Minellium
   Christing
   Gravy
   Toast

1999 300

  2 disks

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dinnerladies

Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Duncan Preston
Celia Imrie
Thelma Barlow
Maxine Peake
Andrew Dunn
Shobna Gulati
Anne Reid

Special Guests
Bernard Wrigley
Christopher Greet
Simon Williams
Eric Sykes
Thora Hird
Dora Bryan
Lynda Baron
Elspet Gray

Series 1 - [6 Episodes]

The show is set entirely in the canteen of HWD Components, a fictional factory in Manchester, featuring the caterers and regular customers as the main characters. The inner lives and social interactions of the mostly female, mostly middle-aged characters are vividly and amusingly depicted.

   Monday
   Royals
   Scandal
   Moods
   Party
   Nightshift

1998 180

  2 disks

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Crewe To Crewe
Victoria Wood Crewe To Crewe

Part of Great Railway Journeys which featured a different persona each week. This is episode 1 of series 2.

Victoria Wood travels by train through Northern England and Scotland.

1996 55

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All Day Breakfast
Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Duncan Preston
Celia Imrie
Susie Blake
All Day Breakfast

Broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC1 (not available on DVD - TV broadcast only), this spoof of Breakfast TV (intercut with typical sketches) parodies real TV presenters Richard & Judy (Wood and Duncan Preston) to great effect.

The follow up to Acorn Antiques spoof The Mall is here complete and ends with Mrs Overall opening up a new shop; what could it be?

1992 50

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Sold Out
Victoria Wood Sold Out

This is live stand up routine from The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

Not listed at www.imdb.com - why?

1991 65

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Pat & Margaret
Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Duncan Preston
Celia Imrie
Pat & Margaret

Unexpected events occur over a long weekend when Pat, a glamorous British born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her auto biography on television and meets, for the first time since they were teenagers, Margaret her plain, fat and frumpy younger sister.

The meeting is painful for both sisters highlighting the vast differences in their lives and resurrecting painful memories of their unhappy childhood with their uncaring mother.

1994 90
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An Audience With...
Victoria Wood An Audience With...

Stand-up routine for an invited celebrity audience.

This version was recorded from TV to VHS and includes the adverts.

1988 60
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An Audience With...
Victoria Wood An Audience With...

Stand-up routine for an invited celebrity audience.

This version was recorded from TV to dvd-r and I've edited out the adverts.

1988 50

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As Seen on TV
Victoria Wood
Julie Walters
Susie Blake
Duncan Preston
Celia Imrie

Special Guests
Roger Moore
Robert Lyndsey
Delia Smith
Hugh Laurie
Bobby Ball
Craig Cash
Pete Postlethwaite
Jim Broadbent
Caroline O'Hearne
Julie WaltersRichard E.Grant
Micheal Parkinson
Bob Monkhouse
Alan Titchmarch

As Seen on TV

A compilation from her TV show of the same name.

Includes songs, sketches and all the regulars.

   Acorn Antiques x 5 (+ Making of...)
   Kitty x 3 (Patricia Routledge)
   The Continuity Announcer x 5 (S.Blake)

Original series scripts
Offsite. [new window]

1985 110
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Victoria At
The Albert Hall
Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood Live at the Albert Hall provides proof, if any were needed, that after two decades at the top of her profession, Wood is one of a small handful of British comedians of either sex capable of filling the country's largest venues.

For the consistently high quality of her penetrating observations of the mundane she has no equal.

Recorded in 2001, this performance has all the hallmarks of her microscopic examinations of life's perplexing minutiae and trivia. From her recent hysterectomy to Paul Daniels, from the NHS help line to wheelie bin covers, from Americans in Disneyworld to the ageism of catalogue mailing lists, nothing escapes Wood's attention. Not even in-vogue authors: she refuses to read "Captain Corelli's friggin' Mandolin" as it sits reproachfully at her bedside.

Wood even provides her own interval act: a devastatingly accurate parody of a vulgar, second-rate cabaret singer shot to stardom on the wings of a cruise ship docu-soap. Jane McDonald's sense of humour will never face a harder test.

More poignant are Wood's observations on parenthood and marriage, with all the physical ailments of middle age ("We've only got one fully operating leg between us").

She has since separated from her husband, the magician Geoffrey Durham. Fans will await the impact of that on her stand-up material with some interest.

2001 110
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