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Rebecca Front presents this two-part look back at Victoria Wood's stand-up and songs using her own archives and tapes - including never-before-heard material Victoria Wood was a comedian, actress and all-round national treasure. She wrote and starred in countless sketches, plays, musicals, films and sitcoms over four decades, winning numerous awards, and her work remains timeless to this day. With her perceptive observational humour, she made the everyday and mundane hilarious - but how did she do it? In this BBC Radio 4 documentary, Rebecca Front uses Victoria Wood's personal rehearsal recordings, rare live performances and behind-the-scenes footage to reveal some of her comedy tricks and techniques. We hear about her instinctive sense of rhythm, amazing rhyming ability and unerring knack for finding the perfect word to make a sentence sing, and learn how she honed her unique talent to become one of Britain's favourite funny women. With unprecedented access to Victoria's own boxes of battered cassette tapes, this programme is a shameless chance to hear some wonderful stand-up comedy, characters and songs, mixed with a look back at what made her so funny and so universally loved. Executive Producer: Geoff Posner Produced by David Tyler A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.Show more
Dinnerladies is a classic BBC sitcom based around the lives of the staff of the canteen at Manchester factory HWD Components. Written by and starring Victoria Wood a Brenda, these eight classic TV episodes are brilliantly funny, where the jokes fly as thick and as fast as granary torpedoes. Along with the day to day feeding the faces of folk, the canteen staff Bren, Twink, Jean (and all the others!) have to contend with the arrival of a Royal on site, a Japanese-themed party complete with costumes, and the controversial delivery of new uniforms. And will Tony finally succumb to Brenda's advances? With a wonderful cast including Victoria Wood, Celia Imrie and Thelma Barlow also star in this trayful of comedy from the BBC hotplate. Episode list: Monday Royals Moods Party Catering Minnellium Gravy Toast Please note that sound quality may vary due to the archive nature of these recordingsShow more
Twelve of the best-loved children's book stories to get your little ones through the longest journeys this summer. Worried about how to keep your little ones occupied this Summer? . . . Worry no more with this compilation of twelve of the best-loved children's stories. Two hours of audio fun to keep your children entertained on even the longest journeys - keeping at bay the dreaded question, ARE WE THERE YET? Featuring some of the biggest names in children's stories - Michael Morpurgo, Oliver Jeffers, Michael Bond and Jill Barklem - this collection has it all. Full of laughter, and tonnes of fun. A must-have for the Summer Holidays. Playlist: Jonathan Langley: NURSERY TALES (The Three Bears and Goldilocks) - read by Victoria Wood Michael Bond: PADDINGTON: THE ORIGINAL STORY OF THE BEAR FROM PERU - read by Paul Vaughan Michael Morpurgo: DOLPHIN BOY - read by Jot Davies Jonathan Langley: NURSERY TALES (The Three Billy Goats Gruff) - read by Victoria Wood Ian Whybrow: LITTLE WOLF AND SMELLYBREFF: WHAT'S THE TIME, LITTLE WOLF? - read by Griff Rhys Jones Oliver Jeffers: THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY - read by Jim Broadbent Jonathan Langley: NURSERY TALES (Rumpelstiltskin) - read by Victoria Wood Jenny Valentine: IGGY AND ME (And in my Suitcase I Put) - read by Charlotte Stevens S. A. Wakefield: THE ADVENTURES OF BOTTERSNIKES AND GUMBLES (Running Down to the Beach) - read by Nicholas Osmond Jill Barklem: BRAMBLY HEDGE: SUMMER STORY - read by John Moffatt Jonathan Langley: NURSERY TALES (Little Red Riding Hood) - read by Victoria Wood Michael Bond: PADDINGTON AND THE MARMALADE MAZE - read by Jim Broadbent Copyright: PADDINGTON AND THE MARMALADE MAZE © 2009 Michael Bond (P) 2009 HarperCollins Publishers; DOLPHIN BOY © 2010 Michael Morpurgo (P) 2010 HarperCollins Publishers; IGGY AND ME (AND IN MY SUITCASE I PUT) © 2009 Jenny Valentine (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; BRAMBLY HEDGE: SUMMER STORY © 1980 Jill Barklem (P) 2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; NURSERY TALES (Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Bears and Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Billy Goats Gruff) © 2011 Jonathan Langley (P) 2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY © 2006 Oliver Jeffers (P) 2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; PADDINGTON: THE ORIGINAL STORY OF THE BEAR FROM PERU © 2007 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P) 2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; THE ADVENTURES OF BOTTERSNIKES AND GUMBLES (Running Down to the Beach) © 2016 S. A. Wakefield (P) 2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; LITTLE WOLF AND SMELLYBREFF: WHAT'S THE TIME, LITTLE WOLF? © 1980 Ian Whybrow (P) 2013 HarperCollins Publishers LimitedShow more
Four more extended episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith'ISIHAC is still unmissable. It remains the most thrillingly anarchic panel show in any media you care to name' Simon Mayo, Mail on Sunday'The funniest comedy quiz show of them all' Sue Arnold, The ObserverThe antidote to panel games returns with this sixteenth glorious collection, in which Jack Dee gives regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden silly things to do. Joining them in this compilation are special guests Rob Brydon, Victoria Wood, Susan Calman and David Mitchell.Highlights include Uxbridge English Dictionary, One Song to the Tune of Another, French Monopoly, Swanee Kazoo, Sound Charades, Pensioner's Film Club, Complete Cats, 84 Chicken Cross Road, Hirsute Film Club, Unromantic Endings, Just a Minim, the delightful Add a Word, Ruin a Film and, of course, Mornington Crescent.Get ready to chuckle along with the gang as they deploy the finest wit and wordplay, accompanied by Colin Sell on the piano and the lovely Samantha keeping score.Show more
READ BY VICTORIA WOOD! these Nursery tales are perfect for your little ones!READ BY VICTORIA WOOD! A welcome return to the audio list for Jonathan Langley's warmly humorous retellings of these traditional tales. Perfect for an audience of age 3+.The stories on this tape are:THE THREE BEARS AND GOLDILOCKSRUMPELSTILTSKINLITTLE RED RIDING HOODTHE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFFTHE PRINCESS AND THE FROGTHE UGLY DUCKLINGShow more
One of Britain’s most popular writers and comedians journeys through the British Empire - as seen on BBC TV. Victoria Wood was named after Queen Victoria. So who better to take us on a journey through the British Empire? The story of the Empire is a key part of the story of Queen Victoria’s reign and the Empire was the largest the world had ever known, covering a fifth of the earth’s surface and including a quarter of its population. Victoria’s mammoth journey takes in the beauty and splendour of Hong Kong, Borneo, Ghana, Jamaica, Newfoundland, New Zealand and Australia before she finishes at the Victoria Falls in Zambia. ‘Britain used to be top country. English was top language and pink was the colour on the maps. Now when people talk about it, the Empire’s an embarrassment, something slightly regrettable.’ With those thoughts, Victoria didn’t know what she would find, or what welcome she would get from those countries that have evolved since being colonised, and that was her journey: tip-toeing round the remnants of the Empire to all those places named after the grumpy-looking monarch who never went further than the Isle of Wight. 'Victoria’s Empire' is read by Victoria Wood and Russell Boulter and is a worldwide journey of a lifetime seen through the eyes of one of our most popular celebrities.Show more
A selection of classic moments from Victoria Wood's award-winning BBC TV programme. Here it is - the first collection of assembled highlights from Victoria Wood's award-winning BBC television show 'Victoria Wood - As Seen on TV'. This release spills forth the likes of Julie Walters, Patricia Routledge, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston and Susie Blake in an all-singing, all-dancing (well, in a manner of speaking) spectacular. Victoria sings some of her classics, including 'the ballad of Barry and Frieda', 'Let's Do It Tonight', and brings together the very finest episodes of Britain's best-loved soap, the consummate display of method acting which is 'Acorn Antiques'. And as if that weren't enough, tucked in amongst the inter-sketch nooks and crannies, we get Victoria's unique perspective on life. Anyone else want to swap a man for a thirteen-colour biro?Show more
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