35 Years of Acorn Antiques
“Acorn Antiques” debuted on BBC Two as part of the ground-breaking comedy series “Victoria Wood as Seen on TV”.
The wonky sets, shaky camerawork, random plots, missed cues, and fluffed lines perfectly lampooned low-budget TV such as Crossroads.
The impact of the soap-parody lasted beyond the original two series, spawning a mock-documentary about the life of the Mrs Overall actress Bo Beaumont during the 1987 Christmas special, Mrs Overall’s revival in “The Mall” in 1992, and an award-winning West End musical in 2005.
Happy 35th birthday to Acorn Antiques!