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Victoria Wood: All The Trimmings [DVD] [2000]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 October 2010
Following on from her hit-and-miss experieneces with 'Dinnerladies', this Christmas special in 2000 saw Wood return to the sketch show format she had been so wonderfuly successful with in the 'As Seen on TV' series, and in the all-time classic Christmas Special 'All-Day Breakfast'.

There are some fantastic moments to savour here: the bombed out eastenders, the costume drama send-ups, Delia Smith in a Christmas Carol, the lesbian Brief Encounter - but there are also a few duff notes too - the opening sketch with Roger Moore is dull, some of the connecting moments with semi-famous TV faces are rather self-conscious and uninspired, and the 'Anne Widdecombe' musical is a one-trick pony which quickly loses its humour as it drags on for at least three minutes longer than it should.

All in all, even average Wood is better than the best of most of her contemporaries, but this needed some tightening and polishing in the writing and editing to bring it to the classic status of her earlier sketch material.
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on 28 December 2008
As it's unlikely to become a regular BBC Christmas repeat (the BBC seem to have a blind spot when it comes to Victoria Wood) my advice is to buy this if you're a fan. Stuffed with 'blink-and-you'll-miss-'em' cameo performances (Billie Piper, Michael Parkinson, Kathy Staff, Alan Titchmarsh... the list is endless), this one hour special screened over Christmas 2000 is a high budget costume and scenery extravaganza pastiching familiar TV and film genres (the period 'bodice ripper', Second World War newsreels, black and white classic films, Dickens, etc). Wood also takes a swipe at internal BBC structures such as its management and accountancy regime and its ever expanding digital 'platforms'. As someone who's been on the BBC payroll for over two decades she's better placed than most to cast a jaundiced eye on the changes at the Corporation of late.
Although lacking the classic oneliners of her earlier work there are plenty of giggles here, although the show ends with a pointless (and by now very dated) song and dance finale about Tory politicians (chiefly Anne Widdicombe). The outtake 'extras' add nothing to the feast either. But all in all an intelligent and enjoyable momento from the days when Victoria Wood was one of the BBC's prize stars and central fixture of their Christmas programming.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 28 November 2001
Once again she's done it. Victoria wood creates a wonderfull blend of comic timing with the odd surprise guest thrown in whose not afraid to laugh at themselves. Watch out for Delia Smith as the very annoying "Victorian cook". Just wait till the end to see her finak skit including Victoria as afamous politician. This is class in a glass, or at least in a video box.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2005
Very different to her other one-woman shows on stage. Absolutely fabulous - all the cameo appearances made it a laugh a minute. Do buy it for Xmas
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on 6 March 2013
Really liked the DVD -Xmas isn't Xmas without this DVD; it's Victoria Wood at her best. Good quality DVD , entertaining as previous comedy bought and great condition since purchase in New year-well worth it!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 25 August 2002
Excellence from start to finish, probably Wood's most literate work so far that combines reference to Dickens with name dropping of teen pop idols. The overkill of celebrity cameos doesn't detract from the superb quality of the writing, while the lack of sketches to feature Julie Walters is the only real criticism of this special. On the acting front, Celia Imrie and Geraldine McEwan shine as does Wood herself, while the most impressive sketches are 'Brief Encounter', the wordy 'Plots and Proposals' and inspired ER spoof, 'WI'. The parodies are far more intelligent than recent French and Saunders offerings and the quality of this one-off programme makes the viewer long for a series. Sheer billiance and very Christmassy.
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on 26 February 2010
A great way to relax and remember those classic Victoria wood moments. The good thing about her and this DVD is you can watch over and over again, it's still funny!
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on 22 December 2009
I haven't laughed so much for a long time. Extremely clever and some wonderful word play. My favourite? The "Brief Encounter" spoof. She's a marvel.
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on 31 January 2012
A brialliant show, never, sadly repeated. Some great cameo roles. A must to be watched around christamas time. Victoria Wood at her greatest
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on 21 April 2013
victoria wood all the trimmings is a fantasic dvd filled with cracking comedy , buy this if you want a good laugh
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