The BBC Obituary :
She wrote and starred in the hit BBC sitcom Dinnerladies and branched out into drama - writing and starring in the 2006 World War Two ITV drama Housewife, 49 - an adaptation of the diaries of Nella Last - which earned her two Baftas.
Wood was also popular for her live stand-up comedy shows, which were interspersed with her own compositions accompanied on the piano.
Made an OBE in 1997 and then a CBE later in 2008, Wood's much-admired talent lay in her brand of humour which was grounded in everyday life - full of astute observations of popular culture and the mundane elements of life.
Read the full obituary here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36091151
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