Thursday, April 21, 2016
I always do this, don't I? Say I'm taking a break and then pop up on Thursday with something I just have to tell you?
I can't let the week pass without saying how hugely sad I am that the funniest woman I've come across has died.
Victoria Wood was a brilliant writer, composer, musician, actor and comedian. I have loved her work since she burst onto the telly in the 1980s. But I'm not going to do what they do on telly when they have a "tribute to" programme and have a lot of talking heads say why they liked someone's work. The work speaks for itself. I'm just going to give you some links to three of my favourite sketches. But there are so many more. No blog post is long enough.
VW's take on Brief Encounter here.
VW's cafe conversation here.
VW's shoeshop encounter here.
Having said that, the best appreciation of Victoria Wood I have come across is here.
Posted by Sue Hepworth at 8:19 am