Victoria Wood Dies After A Short Battle With Cancer

It’s with great regret that I read the news that one of the best comedians the UK has ever produced, Victoia Wood, has sadly passed away after a short battle with cancer.

Victoria never failed to make me laugh. I’m a huge fan of hers and her comedy and writing entertained millions of people worldwide. During the 1980s, Victora had several hit TV shows and I am very proud to say that I saw some of her live shows. She went on to write and star in Dinnerladies as well as write some great TV drama such as Pat and Margaret and Eric and Ernie.

I’ve put together some of my favourite sketches in honour of this brilliant and very talented comedian. You will be very sadly missed Victoria. Words can not express how very sad I am that you have left us. However, from my heart, I want to thank you very much for the laughter and light you brought not just to me but to so many of us.

At the Canteen.

At The Supermarket

Holiday Advice with Joan & Marjorie

Two Soups

Let’s Do It

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  1. I just heard this sad news on the radio, while I was sewing in my attic. I loved Victoria Wood, she was brilliant. I saw her live shows a few times, and watched all her TV progs. So many celebrities lost this year.

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      1. It has been quite shocking how many we have lost. Fingers crossed for no more. Still, the afterlife is going to be bloody brilliant with the likes of her and Ronnie Corbett up there!

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  2. I hadn’t heard the news. That’s so sad. I have many happy memories of Victoria Wood, and I saw her live once too. I laughed so hard I almost cracked a few ribs, and I missed half of the jokes because I was bent double! Great tribute, Hugh. You chose great sketches 🙂


  3. Such a sad loss. “Let’s Do It” is one of my favourite comedy songs… if I ever write anything half as funny as “bend me over backward on the hostess trolley”, I’ll be a very happy writer!


  4. I too was shocked to hear this news today Huge.. Victoria lit up so many lives with her humour and her writing skills were Phenomenal ..

    You have done a Wonderful tribute to her here with these sketches from her many talented shows..
    She will indeed be sadly missed by many


  5. What a shock and such a terrible loss Hugh. Not only was Victoria a massive talent she was a very unassuming lady and well loved by everyone. We have very few comediennes of her stature able to entertain so easily. When Ju was alive she adored her and I remember once writing a version of Let’s do it to make her laugh.
    I’m sure there will be a string of celebrities over the next few days paying tribute to such a talented person.
    Great clips.


    1. Isn’t it, David. She is certainly my all time favourite comedian and was such a talented writer. She never failed to make me cry with laughter and I’m so glad I got to see her on stage a few times.
      A very sad loss but she has left us so much to keep laughing about. I’m sure she’d want us all to carry on with the laughter.
      Hugs to you.


    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, Shelley. Yes, I was very upset when I heard the news yesterday. I remember a friend introducing me to Victoria’s comedy back in the 1980s. I was immediately hooked. I will certainly carry on laughing whenever I watch her at work. She was one of the best comedians the UK has ever produced, as far as I am concerned, and will be sadly missed.

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