Victoria Wood

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Gavin Millar obituary
Film and television director and leading light of arts journalism in the 1960s and 70s

Ryan Gilbey

28, Apr, 2022 @3:20 PM

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I’m Sorry, I [Still] Haven’t a Clue … how radio’s smuttiest show has beaten the censors for 50 years
Innuendo, tone-deaf singing and dreadful wages: as the cherished BBC panel game celebrates its half century, we look back at its finest moments – and its future

Mark Lawson

11, Apr, 2022 @4:47 PM

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The week in theatre: The Collaboration; Good Fun
Warhol and Basquiat prove fertile inspiration for writer Anthony McCarten, while an early play by Victoria Wood reveals more than a glimpse of the marvels to come

Susannah Clapp

27, Feb, 2022 @5:30 AM

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King’s Head theatre toasts Victoria Wood and Tom Stoppard in season of rare plays
Dramas by Bryony Lavery, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Stephen Jeffreys also feature in readings to mark the venue’s 50th birthday

Chris Wiegand

15, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Talent review – Victoria Wood’s first play comes home
Wood’s trademarks are all in place in her talent-show debut drama, first performed at the Crucible in 1978

Clare Brennan

11, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Talent review – Victoria Wood drama tackles the squalid side of celebrity
Wood’s 1978 play about a young woman’s quest to win a local talent show handles weighty issues, including sexual exploitation, breezily

Mark Fisher

04, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘Explosively funny’: Victoria Wood’s song-filled slog to comedy glory
Joyce Grenfell inspired her, she wrote her own musical at school and a fringe theatre show with Julie Walters paved the way to TV fame. As Victoria Wood’s Talent returns, we revisit her early stage years

Rachael Healy

09, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jordan North: 'Other kids were out drinking – I was watching the Vicar of Dibley'
The Radio 1 DJ and I’m a Celebrity runner up on a childhood spent watching sitcoms with his mum, from the Dawn French classic to The Royle Family and Keeping Up Appearances

As told to Hannah J Davies

16, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood by Jasper Rees – review
This profile of the astute observer of domesticity is warm-hearted and full of detail

Hannah Jane Parkinson

15, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Let's Do It by Jasper Rees review – Victoria Wood, perfectionist
An unflinching, affectionate portrait of the hugely popular writer and performer with a flair for very English comedy

Viv Groskop

24, Oct, 2020 @6:30 AM

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From Acorn Antiques to Funny Girl: the most hilarious songs for women
Vikki Stone and Natasha Barnes’s new show celebrates comic songs for actresses – here are their favourites from musicals

Vikki Stone and Natasha Barnes

06, Aug, 2020 @5:22 PM

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Screen queens: the funny, fearless women who revolutionised TV
Phoebe Waller-Bridge exploded into our living rooms with Fleabag, her vicious comedy about an angry, awkward woman. As it returns, Guardian writers pick their TV heroines

03, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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