We just can’t believe that another Comedy legend has been taken from us. Today, we bid a heartfelt farewell to Victoria Wood – the incredible talent that brought us Acorn Antiques, Two Soups and The Ballad of Freda and Barry and who died today but will live on in quotes that still play a part in our every day banter up and down the country in dressing rooms and box offices. Here are our top twelve favourite moments – we could have chosen so very many more:
Number 1: Acorn Antiques The Musical
Number 2: Brief Encounter
Number 3: Step Aerobics
Number 4: Kitty
Number 5: Acorn Antiques
Number 6: Swim The Channel
Number 7: Continuity Announcer
Number 8: Cafe Sketch
Number 9: Two Soups
Number 10: The Shoe Shop
Number 11: Dinner Ladies
Number 12: The Ballad of Freda and Barry
Victoria’s writing was genius – and that’s what drew such incredible actors to work alongside her: Susie Blake, Julie Walters, Duncan Preston, Celia Imrie to name but a few.
It’s tough to stop there…. What are your favourites?
Bon voyage you wonderful woman. Thank you for writing such brilliant comedy and making all our lives so very much happier. We’ll miss you.