BBC One to celebrate Victoria Wood

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by Stephen Chapman

BBC One will be airing a 6-part series dedicated to Victoria Wood.

Our Friend Victoria will be a collection of archive material, introduced by her friends, peers and co-stars, including Julie Walters, Michael Ball, Maxine Peake, Jim Broadbent and Celia Imrie.

“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,” said Shane Allen, controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning.

“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.”

The series is produced by Phil McIntyre Television and will air next month on BBC One.

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