Anthropologist Kerry Askham gave a chimpanzee Chester a typewriter and lots of paper. After three years he came up with an idea for a jean commercial, a sonnet and a Victoria Wood Special. Sadly, after this programme was made, Chester contracted an infection and is now working for Channel 4.



Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters and Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Susie Blake also Kay Adshead, Georgia Allen, Nicholas Barnes, David Bexon, Jim Broadbent, Bryan Burdon, Graham Callan, Christopher Connah, Rowena Cooper, Deborah Grant, Mary Hammond, Paul Heiney, Kenny Ireland, Meg Johnson, Sam Kelly, Terence Longdon, Lill Roughly, Chris Sanders, Sandra Voe, Sue Wallace, Clive Walton and Maggie Steed.

Written by Victoria Wood
Musical director David Firman
Videotape editor Mykola Pawluk
Sound Laurie Taylor
Lighting Fred Wright
Designer Andrew Howe-Davies
Produced and directed by Geoff Posner


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