VICTORIA WOOD—AS SEEN ON TV

FIRST SERIES

SHOW ONE

‘Chipper’ Patel arrived from New Delhi in 1962 with an artificial leg and five pounds in his pocket. He now controls a multi-million-pound vinyl flooring empire. He didn’t want to be filmed. So here’s a tatty old comedy programme with some women in it.

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Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Susie Blake and Sue Jones Davies, Hope Jackman, Gerrard Kelly also Jim Broadbent, Frances Cox, Christine Hargreaves, Meg Johnson, Andrew Livingstone, Sue Wallace.

Written by Victoria Wood
Musical director David Firman
Produced and directed by Geoff Posner

*****

SHOW TWO

Three years ago a woman from a north Lancashire village forgot to stoke her solid-fuel boiler. An award-winning camera crew followed her determined and often heartbreaking attempts to light it.

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Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Susie Blake, Special guest Patricia Routledge and Jim Broadbent, Kenny Ireland, Denis Lawson, Andrew Livingstone, Neil Braithwaite, Mary Carewe, Samantha Shaw also Janet Henfrey, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Ron Pember.

I loved it. (Daily Mail)

Written by Victoria Wood
Musical director David Firman
Designer Richard Morris
Produced and directed by Geoff Posner

*****

SHOW THREE

Would Jane Austen have used a food processor? Did Mendelssohn have a mole in the same place as Anita Harris? Where can you buy stair rods? All these questions, and more, are ignored in tonight’s programme.

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Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Susie Blake and Rosie Collins, Deborah Grant, Kenny Ireland, Rosalind March, John Nettleton also Mary Jo Randle, Tony Aitken, Lill Roughley.

Written by Victoria Wood
Musical director David Firman
Designer Richard Morris
Produced and directed by Geoff Posner

*****

SHOW FOUR

18: The Incredible Journey. Before a paper-clip reaches your stationery tray it will have undergone over 800 separate manufacturing processes, none of them interesting.

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Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Susie Blake, Special guest Patricia Routledge and Celia Bannerman, Jim Broadbent, Rosie Collins, Peter Ellis, David Foxxe, Andrew Livingstone, Daphne Oxenford also Tilly Vosburgh, Peter Bland, Barbara Graley, Suzanne Sinclair.

Written by Victoria Wood
Musical director David Firman
Produced by Geoff Posner
Directed by Marcus Mortimer

*****

SHOW FIVE

It’s February. It’s drizzling. Charlie Coleridge is discovered, unemployed and homeless. He has enough painkillers to leave a heartless and uncaring world behind. But first—he has to tie his cravat…

Fairly amusing (Daily Telegraph)

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Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Susie Blake and Rosie Collins, Kenny Ireland also Denis Lawson, Maureen Lipman, Georgia Allen, Tracey Childs, Felicity Montague, Barbara Miller, Zara Nutley.

Written by Victoria Wood
Musical director David Firman
Designer Richard Morris
Produced and directed by Geoff Posner

*****

SHOW SIX

The last of the series. 47: Managing Without Opera. It’s the third week of the experiment. How are Hannah and Gavin coping? Why is their sitting-room pale green? Why can’t they laugh without showing their gums? What’s on the other side?

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Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Susie Blake and Rosie Collins, Gretchen Franklyn, Kenny Ireland, Andrew Livingstone, Leslie Sarony also Patrick Barlow, Deborah Grant, Kay Adshead, Peter Postlethwaite.

Written by Victoria Wood
Musical director David Firman
Choreographer Nicky Hinckley
Designer Richard Morris
Produced and directed by Geoff Posner

*****


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