Vinyl highlights collection for Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

Vinyl highlights collection for Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

Friday 20th January 2023, 4:31pm

Victoria Wood


A new collection of audio highlights from Victoria Wood As Seen On TV is to be released in a vinyl set.

The double-disc, four-sided collection will be issued on 19th May 2023 by Demon Records.

Pressed on one delightfully 80s-inspired green and one brown 140g vinyl, the forty-six tracks cover the full range of topics and styles exhibited in Wood’s hit sketch show, originally broadcast across two series from 1985 to 1987.

Demon say: “It’s got to be one of the most celebrated comedy songs in recent history. The Ballad Of Barry And Freda (AKA Let’s Do It) – originated in Victoria Wood’s ground-breaking television series As Seen On TV. It’s just one of the many treasures on this double vinyl LP release, which also boasts a plethora of Victoria’s best-remembered comedy sketches.

Victoria Wood As Seen On TV vinyl set. Credit: BBC

“Written by and starring Victoria herself, the sketches also feature Julie Walters in an array of comedic guises, perhaps most memorably as Mrs Overall in the soap opera spoof Acorn Antiques. With Celia Imrie as Miss Babs, Duncan Preston as Mr Clifford, Susie Blake as a perpetually snooty continuity announcer, Patricia Routledge as agony aunt Kitty, and a riotous supporting cast, the scene is set for an affectionately biting send-up of 1980s TV.

“Two 140g vinyl LPs (one green and one brown) are presented in a wittily illustrated gatefold sleeve, featuring images from the TV series. Cast and credits are accompanied by an exclusive sleeve note by Jasper Rees, author of the bestselling Let’s Do It: The Authorized Biography Of Victoria Wood and editor of Victoria Wood Unseen On TV. Two full color inner sleeves supply a complete track listing.”

At a recommended retail price of £29.99, the set is available to pre-order now from retailers including Amazon and HMV.

Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

Sketches and songs from the much-loved BBC TV series, written by and starring Victoria Wood, presented on green and brown vinyl for the first time.

“Not bleakly – not meekly – beat me on the bottom with a Woman’s Weekly…”

It’s got to be one of the most celebrated comedy songs in recent history. The Ballad Of Barry And Freda (AKA Let’s Do It) – originated in Victoria Wood’s ground-breaking television series As Seen On TV. It’s just one of the many treasures on this double vinyl LP release, which also boasts a plethora of Victoria’s best-remembered comedy sketches.

Written by and starring Victoria herself, the sketches also feature Julie Walters in an array of comedic guises, perhaps most memorably as Mrs Overall in the soap opera spoof Acorn Antiques. With Celia Imrie as Miss Babs, Duncan Preston as Mr Clifford, Susie Blake as a perpetually snooty continuity announcer, Patricia Routledge as agony aunt Kitty, and a riotous supporting cast, the scene is set for an affectionately biting send-up of 1980s TV.

Two 140g vinyl LPs (one green and one brown) are presented in a wittily illustrated gatefold sleeve, featuring images from the TV series. Cast and credits are accompanied by an exclusive sleeve note by Jasper Rees, author of the bestselling Let’s Do It: The Authorized Biography Of Victoria Wood and editor of Victoria Wood Unseen On TV. Two full color inner sleeves supply a complete track listing.

First released: Friday 19th May 2023

Vinyl New

  • Distributor: Demon Records
  • Discs: 2
  • Minutes: 132
  • Catalogue: 5014797908161


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