Victoria Wood

Comedienne, musician and playwright are just three of the talents of Victoria Wood. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, she outlines her career to date from its humble beginnings with the Rochdale Youth Theatre to having her own show on television. She also chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: African Ripples by Fats Waller
Book: The collected works by Arthur Marshall
Luxury: Cinema organ

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Christmas Day 1987 09:05


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PresenterMichael Parkinson
Interviewed GuestVictoria Wood

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