News: BBC Tribute To Victoria Wood

BBC One is to broadcast a series dedicated to much loved comedian, writer and actor Victoria Wood.

Our Friend Victoria is a six-part series in which Wood's archive is introduced and celebrated by her friends, peers and co-stars. 

Julie Walters (Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV), Michael Ball (That Day We Sang) Maxine Peake (Dinnerladies) Daniel Rigby (Eric And Ernie) and others to be announced will each present an episode of the series dedicated to the star.

Jim Broadbent, Conleth Hill, Anne Reid, Thelma Barlow, Celia Imrie, Ted Robbins, David Threlfall, Shobna Gulati and Aisling Bea will also be amongst the many other guests talking about their love of her work.

Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning says: “British comedy lost its most prolific and multi-talented star last year. Victoria was unparalleled in what she achieved as a creator, writer, character actress, sketch and sitcom performer, director, singer, songwriter and stand-up – she did the lot with a unique humour and a broad appeal common touch. Close colleagues from across her career guide us on a celebration of Victoria’s finest work so we can revel in her brilliance once more as her work and influence will live on for a long time to come.”

Our Friend Victoria will air next month on BBC One marking the one-year anniversary of Victoria Wood’s death.

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