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R.I.P. Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

More sad news for British comedy fans I’m afraid, as this increasingly tragic “Giant Killer” of a year claims yet another cultural icon: The much-loved comedienne, actress, singer/songwriter, screenwriter, and director, Victoria Wood. Although I haven’t mentioned her nearly enough on this … Continue reading

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More Tea, Victoria?

This week, BBC1 aired a two-part documentary in which Victoria Wood explored the origin and extent of the British love affair with a hot brown beverage we call “Tea”. Despite its innocuous name and the cosy, comforting role that it … Continue reading

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BritComAw 2011

The British Comedy Awards took place last night, and I feel obligated to write a post about it, even though I had very little personal investment in most of the nominees. Last year I was whining about Getting On being … Continue reading

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Got Wood?

We all know that technology is cyclical, so this week I picked up a couple more VHS tapes at a charity shop… one was a compilation of sketches from Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1986), and the other contained … Continue reading

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Anita & Me II: The Crackering

I can’t get any of the Sky channels, but if I could then I would definitely be asking my digibox pixies to record Little Crackers, a series of short, seasonal films in which the cream of British comedy present semi-autobiographical … Continue reading

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