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Victoria Wood’s funniest moments

Victoria Wood’s funniest moments

21/04/2016TV

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Tributes have been pouring in to remember the brilliant funny, one-of-a-kind Victoria Woods, who sadly passed away at the age of 62 after a short battle with cancer.

As a prolific writer, comedian, actress, performer and director, Woods leaves behind a huge legacy of much-loved work across a range of mediums that spanned decades, and she will always be fondly remembered for her down-to-earth, wonderfully relatable humour via stand-up routines, well-observed comic characters and infectious songs.

To pay respect to her immense talent, we have lifted just five of her most memorable moments across her massive career of entertaining audiences of all ages…

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.

Two Soups

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.

Acorn Antiques

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.

Dinnerladies

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.

Step Aerobics

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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