Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

Season 2 Episode 4

Episode 4

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 01, 1986 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • The mock documentary is about a man trying to get into showbusiness by entering a talent contest, Star Search. Writer and star Victoria Wood started her career by winning such a contest, the ATV show New Faces.

  • Quotes

    • Victoria: What's going on? I'm thirty-three. I've got a mortgage, I go to garden centres. I shouldn't have acne.

    • Victoria: Before any games lesson there would be this procession of girls crawling to the games mistress hoping to be pronounced sick enough to be let off. It was like a sort of Lourdes in reverse.

    • Kitty: (about her friend Helen) She says, "Kitty, I'm leaving Bill. We're not compatible." Well, they never were! He loves opera and she can't follow the plot of The Teddy Bears' Picnic.

    • Panel Chairman: What do you think is the main theme of Othello?
      Sarah: I don't think it's got one, really. It's just various people talking and sometimes they do things in brackets.

  • Notes

    • Presented in this episode:
      • Victoria Wood Monologue: Acne & Schooldays
      • The Picnic On The Cliffs
      • Susie Blake 1: With Signs For The Deaf
      • No Gossip (Macbeth)
      • Kitty 2
      • Susie Blake 2: Announcement re Acorn Antiques
      • Acorn Antiques 10
      • Song: "I Saw You Today"
      • He Didn't 2: The Legacy
      • Medical School
      • Susie Blake 3: The Wetherbys
      • Documentary: "A Very Funny Young Man Indeed"

  • Allusions