BBC One will air a six-part series dedicated to Victoria Wood.

‘Our Friend Victoria’ will be a collection of archive material, introduced by her friends, peers and co-stars, including Julie Walters, Michael Ball, Maxine Peake, Jim Broadbent and Celia Imrie.

The comedian, who grew up in Prestwich, died last year aged 62.

Shane Allen, controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning, said: “British comedy lost its most prolific and multi-talented star last year.

“Victoria was unparalleled in what she achieved as a creator, writer, character actress, sketch and sitcom performer, director, singer, songwriter and stand-up – she did the lot with a unique humour and a broad appeal common touch.

“Close colleagues from across her career guide us on a celebration of Victoria’s finest work so we can revel in her brilliance once more as her work and influence will live on for a long time to come.”

The series is produced by Phil McIntyre Television and will air in April on BBC One.