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Victoria Wood (1989)
Years: 1989
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Comedy (playlets)
Written by: Victoria Wood
Stars: Victoria Wood, Lill Roughley
Episodes: 6
Episode Average: 7.833
BEST EPISODE:
Val De Ree (Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha) (1989)
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0

VICTORIA WOOD

as VICTORIA

EPISODE 1
MENS SANA IN THINGUMMY DOODAH


EPISODE 2
THE LIBRARY


EPISODE 3
OVER TO PAM


EPISODE 4
WE'D QUITE LIKE TO APOLOGISE


EPISODE 5
VAL DE REE (HA HA HA HA HA)


EPISODE 6
STAYING IN

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THE SERIES

(1989)
6 episodes
Series Score: 47
Episode Average: 7.83
Perfect 10's: 1
EPISODE 1

MENS SANA IN THINGUMMY DOODAH

Originally broadcast: 16 November 1989
Directed by: Kevin Bishop
Written by: Victoria Wood
THE REST OF THE CAST
NICOLA
(Julie Walters)
LILL SUTCLIFFE
(Lill Roughley)
DANA
(Liza Tarbuck)
CONNIE
(Meg Johnson)
ENID
(Anne Reid)
SALLYANNE
(Georgia Allen)
JUDY
(Selina Cadell)
MAINTENANCE MAN
(Bryan Burdon)
WOMAN IN SLIMMING VIDEO
(Rosalind March)
CAFE OWNER
(Peter Martin)
Victoria struggles to get into the spirit of things at a disorganised health farm, Lill desperately wants to lose weight to impress her married lover, and a chocolate raisin threatens to undermine everything.

"But Mrs. Fernihough can't be here, she had a slight accident and scratched her Volvo."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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EPISODE 2

THE LIBRARY

Originally broadcast: 23 November 1989
Directed by: Geoff Posner
Written by: Victoria Wood
THE REST OF THE CAST
SHEILA
(Anne Reid)
MADGE
(Carol MacReady)
JOHN
(Richard Kane)
KEITH
(Philip Lowrie)
RICHARD
(David Henry)
TED
(Danny O'Dea)
Victoria's friend uses the local library for video dating, an uninteresting gooseberry attracts the attentions of a very boring man, and further attempts to hit the wrong note prove to be just as misplaced.

"And you... put those sandwiches away at once! I will not have chutney on my periodicals!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 3

OVER TO PAM

Originally broadcast: 30 November 1989
Directed by: Kevin Bishop
Written by: Victoria Wood
THE REST OF THE CAST
PAM
(Julie Walters)
LORRAINE SPENCE
(Kay Adshead)
SAUNDRA
(Meg Johnson)
MARGE
(Shirley Cain)
CAROLINE
(Julia St John)
JIM MOTTERSHED
(Hugh Lloyd)
ALMA MOTTERSHED
(Margery Mason)
SUE
(Lill Roughley)
NEIL
(William Osborne)
DR. RANI NAJITWAR
(Charu Bala Chokshi)
SERVER
(Alison King)
Victoria accompanies her friend to the studio for an appearance on daytime TV, a clash in the canteen gets things off to a bad start, and a series of unreasonable demands lead to second thoughts.

"She's a hairdresser! She has to sniff lacquer. That's like accusing Fatima Whitbread of sniffing javelins."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 4

WE'D QUITE LIKE TO APOLOGISE

Originally broadcast: 7 December 1989
Directed by: Kevin Bishop
Written by: Victoria Wood
THE REST OF THE CAST
JOY-ANN
(Julie Walters)
UNA
(Una Stubbs)
BARBARA APPLEBY
(Lill Roughley)
JOHN APPLEBY
(Philip Lowrie)
CATHY WARBURTON
(Jane Horrocks)
ALAN WARBURTON
(Richard Hope)
CAROL
(Celia Imrie)
GUY
(Tristram Wymark)
CHECK-IN ATTENDANT
(Susie Blake)
WOMAN IN CAR PARK
(Rosalind March)
WOMAN IN LIFT
(Valerie Minifie)
MAN ON TRAVELATOR
(Peter Martin)
SPANISH WAITER
(Joe Fraser)
Rory Bremner, David Jacobs, Duncan Preston and Graham Seed all made voice-only contributions.
Victoria struggles through traffic to get to the airport, fellow holidaymakers use flight delays as an excuse to introduce themselves, and a stray snack item just adds to the mountain of misery.

"I'm Carol, your SunSeaKing representative. I'm flying out to replace Donna, she's still in hospital. She had an accident - she fell off an architect."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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EPISODE 5

VAL DE REE (HA HA HA HA HA)

Originally broadcast: 14 December 1989
Directed by: Kevin Bishop
Written by: Victoria Wood
THE REST OF THE CAST
JACKIE
(Celia Imrie)
GIRL ON FARM
(Sian Thomas)
JAMIE
(Michael Lumsden)
MIM
(Avril Angers)
DADDY
(Michael Nightingale)
SUSAN
(Joan Sims)
Victoria and her friend head out to the country for a walking weekend, the tent proves to be more than a match for their level of survival know-how, and the chance to stay in a youth hostel comes at a cost.

"Well, that fits together, doesn't it? Good heavens, what is a tent when you think about it? It's only four big oboes and an evening dress."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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EPISODE 6

STAYING IN

Originally broadcast: 21 December 1989
Directed by: Geoff Posner
Written by: Victoria Wood
THE REST OF THE CAST
MOIRA
(Patricia Hodge)
JANE
(Deborah Grant)
HILARY
(Phyllis Calvert)
DULCIE
(Lill Roughley)
GERALD
(Roger Brierley)
CHARLES
(John Nettleton)
ALAN HAMMOND
(Jim Broadbent)
JIM
(Bryan Burdon)
JULIA/SPOOF TV ACTRESS
(Celia Imrie)
JUDITH
(Susie Blake)
KEVIN
(Richard Lintern)
AILSA
(Dawn Archibald)
DORIS
(Susan Leong)
Peter Goodwright made a voice-only contribution.
Victoria isn't too keen on the idea of going to a Christmas party with her friend, the guests turn out to be anything but her sort of people, and it's soon made clear that she's expected to put on a comedy performance.

"The playwright. He's having the most tremendous success with his clever Buttocks."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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Part of the
British Comedy Collection
A series of six comedy playlets, written as a way of getting away from the boredom of writing short sketches.

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