PICK OF THE DAY.
Her most recent TV hit, dinnerladies, showed Wood at the pinnacle of her writing powers as it managed to be both hilariously funny but
very warm and inoffensive - and yet it didn't lack bite. It was
comedy for the people and the huge audiences it pulled in (which grew
and grew as the second series unfolded) displayed just how much this
sort of writing is appreciated on the few occasions it is seen on TV
these days. This evening we are bound to be royally entertained as
Victoria Wood appears on Parkinson (BBC1, 9.30pm) promising to do a turn
on the piano performing some of her favourite comic songs as well as
chatting about her varied career in stand-up, on TV and working for the
Comic Relief charity.