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Victoria Wood Dead: 'The Ballad Of Barry And Freda' Is How We'll Best Remember Her

'Let's do it, let's do it tonight!'

20/04/2016 15:52

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of a true legend, following the news Victoria Wood has died

It was announced the comedian had passed away at the age of 62, on Wednesday (20 April), following a short battle with cancer. 

As the star of sictom 'Dinnerladies' and sketch show 'As Seen On TV', Victoria was one of the biggest names in the comedy world, celebrated for her humour that centered on everyday life. 

Of course, fans will also remember her for interspersing her live shows with her own musical compositions, as she was often seen behind her piano bashing out one of her hilarious ditties. 

Just one such example is arguably her most popular comedy number, 'The Ballad Of Barry And Freda'. 

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Victoria Wood singing 'The Ballad Of Barry And Freda'

The song, which originated on her show 'Victoria Wood As Seen On TV' during the 1980s, tells the the story of a woman desperate for sex (Freda), whose husband (Barry) is an introverted man terrified of doing the deed. 

However, it is the allusions Victoria makes to Freda's desires, while avoiding using any taboo words, that make it all the more funny. 

Victoria even updated the song in 2009 to reflect the more modern problems facing the couple. 

As we bid a sad farewell to the star, this comedy masterpiece is how we'll best remember Victoria Wood

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