The BBC has just announced that they will be putting on a new six-part series dedicated to the late Victoria Wood, in order to celebrate her life and work.
The show, which will be called ‘Our Friend Victoria’, will take a look at some of Victoria’s most brilliant work, as told by some of her famous friends, including Celia Imrie, Julie Walters, and Michael Ball. Her celebrity friends are also set to narrate part of the programme, offering up their own personal memories of Victoria.
Other friends of hers expected to contribute include Jim Broadbent, Maxine Peake, and Conleth Hill.
Shane Allen, controller at BBC Comedy Commissioning, said, “British comedy lost its most prolific and multi-talented star last year. Victoria was unparalleled in what she achieved as a creator, writer, character actress, sketch and sitcom performer, director, singer, songwriter and stand-up – she did the lot with a unique humour and a broad appeal common touch,”
“Close colleagues from across her career guide us on a celebration of Victoria’s finest work so we can revel in her brilliance once more as her work and influence will live on for a long time to come.”
Victoria died on 20th April last year at just 62 years old, following a battle with cancer. She began her long comedy career back in 1974, with the talent show New Faces. But she’s perhaps most well-known for the hilarious Dinnerladies, which she starred in from 1998 to 2000.
The show will be released next month on BBC One, in order to tie in with the one-year anniversary of her passing.