Acclaimed comedienne Victoria Wood is to return to TV this Christmas with an hour-long special airing on BBC One which will see her reunited with long-term collaborator Julie Walters.
The special, currently provisionally titled Victoria Wood’s Mid-Life Christmas, features s highlights from the mid-life Olympics 2009, the popular costume drama Lark Pies To Cranchesterford and the further adventures of Acorn Antiques star Bo Beaumont (Walters).
Wood promised viewers the show would be “a whole night’s telly crammed into one hour.”
“Christmas is a stressful time, and by compressing an evening’s viewing into 60 minutes, we hope families will have more time for other festive traditions such as arguing with relatives and defrosting turkeys under the hot tap.”
BBC One Controller Jay Hunt added: “It’s a real treat for viewers to have Victoria Wood back on BBC One at Christmas. I am thrilled she will be returning with her unique mix of comedy and entertainment.”