The Ballad Of Barry And Freda (Let’s Do It)
Perhaps her most famous song, this ditty will not just stick in your head for days, but will make you look at avocados and Woman’s Weekly in a whole new light.
It is fitting that one of Woods’ most popular sketches relies on the performance of her friend and frequent collaborator Julie Walters, with who she wrote and performed with at many points throughout her career.
A perfect send-up of cheaply made soaps, complete with dodgy dialogue, flimsy sets and live gaffes. This regular segment of Woods’ sketch show combined her best remembered frequent co-stars – including Celia Imrie and Duncan Preston as well as Julie Walters again – to create a cast of hilarious awkward characters.
Woods wrote, directed, produced and starred in (as well as composed and performed the theme tune) this wildly popular sitcom, which first aired in 1998.
A brilliant example of Victoria Woods incredibly knack for writing familiar characters that make the mundane look utterly absurd – showing up her real talent for finding humour in all of our everyday lives.
Gold will be airing Dinnerladies from the beginning on Saturday 23rd April at 5.40pm
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