A sad day.
UPDATE: An infinite number of things I could show you, Victoria Wood’s genius shone so brightly. But instead of showing you acting or singing or in a monologue I’ve gone for this, in which she doesn’t even appear.
One of the most famous sketches of the “Wood and Walters” TV show, Victoria Wood wrote the script, Julie Walters played the waitress. The mark of comedy greatness is being able to take a simple idea and do things like this.
Sixty-two is way too early.
PS: A very good obituary in the Graun, here.