Made by Phil McIntyre Television, Victoria Wood’s Secret List, featuring more than 20 sketches from her vast array of work. The sketches – chosen by Victoria herself – were discovered on a list in one of her personal notebooks after her untimely death.
Both programmes will also feature previously unseen insights into Victoria’s life, including clips from her own personal archive. They will also include contributions from a number of well-known faces who will discuss her broad catalogue of award-winning comedy.
With a career spanning more than 40 years and crossing every possible genre, Victoria has a back catalogue that’s bulging with sublime comedy moments, and Victoria Wood’s Secret List promises viewers a unique opportunity to see the very best bits of Victoria’s work that she loved the most.
Jo Wallace, Acting Controller Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC, says: “Victoria Wood was without question one of the most brilliantly talented and fantastically funny comedians of our generation. It is an absolute honour to be able to share with viewers her personally selected favourite moments and lots more besides in this very special trip down memory lane.”
Lindsay Jex, Series Producer for Phil McIntyre TV says: “We are thrilled that the BBC have chosen to honour Victoria with this two-part special. Victoria had planned to make a whacking great compilation of her work but sadly, never got around to it. The list of sketches discovered after she died are all classic Victoria Wood comedy gold, and together with previously unseen footage, photos and scripts from her personal archive, these two unique shows will be a huge treat for Victoria’s fans.”
Broadcast details will be announced in due course.
Victoria Wood’s Secret List was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two and Jo Wallace, Acting Controller Entertainment Commissioning. The Series Producer for Phil McIntyre Television is Lindsay Jex and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown.