BBC One announces Victoria Wood tribute series

A new series celebrating the late comedian, writer and actor Victoria Wood will air on BBC One next month. Our Friend Victoria will feature highlights from Wood’s archive and “some re-discovered treats” being introduced and celebrated by her friends, peers and co-stars. The six 30-minute episodes will be presented by Julie Walters (Victoria Wood: As Seen … >

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Timothy Spall to star in Sky1’s ‘Fungus the Bogeyman’

Sky1 has announced the cast for an all-star adaptation of Fungus the Bogeyman. Inspired by Raymond Briggs’ classic family story, the new four-part series is written by Doctor Who writer Tom MacRae (‘The Girl Who Waited’). Timothy Spall (Mr Turner) will lead the cast in the title role, alongside comedian Victoria Wood as Eve and … >

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‘That Day We Sang’ review

While Morecambe & Wise, EastEnders and Doctor Who have become bywords for Christmas television, there’s something about Victoria Wood that, despite her scarce appearances, inextricably ties her to the holiday season. Perhaps it’s her warmth, her joviality, her focus on ordinary folk just muddling through and being good to their fellow man. The point is, … >

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Watch Matt Smith chat about tea with Victoria Wood

Matt Smith has been talking about sharing the the Doctor’s obsession with tea. The Doctor Who star was taking part in BBC One’s Victoria Wood’s Nice Cup of Tea, which sees comedy legend Victoria Wood travel the globe to explore Britain’s love affair with tea in a two-part special on the little plant that changed the world. Watch the … >

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Win ‘The Borrowers’ DVDs!

Starring Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Stephen Fry and Victoria Wood, BBC One’s Christmas 2011 adaptation of The Borrowers is released on DVD on Monday 9th January courtesy of Universal Playback. To celebrate, we’ve got 3 copies of the DVD to give away! For a chance to win, just follow CultBox on Twitter and tweet the … >

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