Victoria's irreverent pilgrimage will feature in a major BBC1 series which will take her to key places around the world that also share her namesake, from Fort Victoria in Ghana, to Victoria, Nova Scotia, and finishing at Zambia's Victoria Falls. Victoria's adventure will be fuelled by her fascination with the Queen Victoria - both her public and private persona. She will explore how Victoria felt about the colonisation being forged in her name and what she was like as a wife and mother. In her inimitable fashion, Victoria Wood will record her adventure tracing a nation's colourful history - blending the outrage and eccentricity with a celebration of the ordinary. We definitely will be amused.
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Victoria Wood is a highly acclaimed comedienne, actress, singer and writer. She first enjoyed small screen exposure in 1973 when she won the television talent show 'New Faces' at just 20 years old. Her first play Talent (1978) won her an award for Most Promising New Writer, and she has since won many awards for her light entertainment performances. She is best known for writing and starring in the much-loved British sitcoms Acorn Antiques and Dinnerladies and a number of acclaimed stand-up tours. Wood was awarded an OBE in 1997 and won a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the British Comedy Awards in 2005. She lives with her two children, Grace and Henry.Review:
'It's not clear whether Palin is ready to give up his BBC travel pass, but Wood would make a brilliant replacement. Witty, informative and endlessly curious, Wood is taking us on a whistlestop tour of the former empire' -- Sunday Express 'Wood was an inspired choice of travelling companion, dispensing jokes, information and Mancunian common sense in roughly equal measure.' -- Guardian 'Wood is a wonderfully entertaining presenter!few sitcoms are as consistently funny as this mix of travelogue and informal history lesson.' -- Sunday Times
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Book Description Hodder, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand new copy of the book of the TV series in which Victoria Wood examines the British Empire. Bookseller Inventory # 025591
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Book Description Hodder Paperback 2007-11-01, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0340938021. Bookseller Inventory # Z0340938021ZN