We still can’t quite believe that the world won’t be treated to another Victoria Wood masterpiece. What a library of brilliance she’s left us though. How much of it have you seen?
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The Midweek Quiz: Victoria Wood
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In what year did Wood win the talent show New Faces?
Which funny woman reportedly inspired Wood to become an entertainer?
Wood won four BAFTAs during her career, plus a Special Award in 2005. For which performance did she win the Best Actress BAFTA?
In the spoof soap opera Acorn Antiques, what is Mrs Overall’s first name?
Which of Wood’s television dramas was rejected by LWT who said, “a film is not a sketch”, before going on to be made and broadcast by another television company where it garnered an audience of 10 million viewers?
Wood’s first collaboration with Julie Walters was during a revue called In at the Death, performed at the Bush Theatre in 1978. But the pair first met years earlier. Where?
In the song The Ballad of Barry and Freda, what did Freda want Barry to “beat her on the bottom” with?
Which Olivier Award winning actress played Enid opposite Michael Ball’s Tubby in the television version of That Day We Sang that Wood wrote and directed?
Wood holds the record for the longest run of shows by a comedian at the Royal Albert Hall. How many times did she perform there in total?
In one of Wood’s most iconic and beloved sketches, what are the hapless diners trying to order?
Alison is a playwright and would-be tap dancer. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.