Victoria Wood

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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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Life of Victoria Wood celebrated in Bury exhibition
Show in comedian’s home town includes original scripts, song sheets, photos and costumes

Helen Pidd North of England editor

06, Sep, 2018 @12:40 PM

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Mary Berry to reunite with Mel and Sue for BBC Christmas schedule
Former Bake Off judge will join comedians to host party for town in South Wales, while other programmes include tribute to late Victoria Wood

Graham Ruddick Media editor

28, Nov, 2017 @12:01 AM

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Dying Laughing review – savagely funny documentary about standup
Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Stewart Lee, Garry Shandling and Victoria Wood feature in this film about the craft and catharsis of comedy

Gwilym Mumford

16, Jun, 2017 @9:30 AM

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Our Friend Victoria review: a lovefest in honour of a silly, sweet and brilliant talent
You won’t learn much in this tribute to VictoriaWood, but you’ll chuckle and feel warm in that uniquely BBC way. Plus: Peter Kay’s Car Share, a direct descendant of her brand of comedy

Chitra Ramaswamy

12, Apr, 2017 @6:20 AM

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