Mid Life Christmas (2009)

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"Lark Pies to Cranchesterford" is a sunny costume spoof in which Victorian teenager Araminty Finch (Gina Bramhill) leaves her humble hamlet to work in the Post and Potato Office in the ... See full summary »


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26 December 2016 | Prismark10
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| Mid life disappointment
Although regarded as a national treasure and a magnet for BAFTA awards, I always found Victoria Wood to be an acquired taste. Then again I remember Granada Television desperately flogging the Wood & Walters comedy show to an unimpressed public in the early 1980s.

By 2009 when her Mid Life Christmas was broadcast, it was clear Victoria Wood's creative juices were running dry and at 60 minutes this felt a lot longer.

The pastiche of Cranford was something French & Saunders did years earlier on other similar themed BBC costume dramas. Although I did like the 'smirking' area outside the inn and needlepoint texting.

The middle aged Olympics was uninspired. The mockumentary on Bo Beaumont the actress who played Mrs O in Acorn Antiques was just OK.

The best bit was the dancing on the Apprentice set by Margaret and Nick. The programme finishes with one of her most famous ditties, Let's do it with a CGI dance routine.

However this special left even her fans subdued.

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Release Date:

24 December 2009

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

Filming Locations

England, UK

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