dinnerladies. Image shows from L to R: Jean (Anne Reid), Stan (Duncan Preston), Brenda (Victoria Wood), Twinkle (Maxine Peake), Dolly (Thelma Barlow), Tony (Andrew Dunn), Anita (Shobna Gulati). Copyright: Good Fun / Pozzitive Productions.


BBC One sitcom about a staff canteen. 16 episodes (2 series), 1998 - 2000. Stars Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn, Shobna Gulati and others.

Series 2, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Saturday at 8:35am.

dinnerladies. Brenda (Victoria Wood). Copyright: Good Fun / Pozzitive Productions.


The day-to-day work lives of the kitchen staff in a factory canteen. The staff are managed by Tony who is in love with dinnerlady Bren

1998 - 2000
16   (2 series)
Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn, Shobna Gulati, Celia Imrie, Maxine Peake, Duncan Preston, Anne Reid and others
Victoria Wood
Geoff Posner
Victoria Wood and Geoff Posner

Victoria Wood's sitcom dinnerladies follows the daily goings-on in a factory canteen, staffed by a bunch of loveable misfits whose sometimes soap-like private lives often end up coming to work with them.

Production Details

Production companies
Theme music by Victoria Wood, arranged by David Firman. Alternate version with lyrics performed by Victoria Wood.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 12th November 1998 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 27th January 2000 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 6: Saturday at 8:35am on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 7: Saturday at 9:25am on Gold
  3. Series 2 Episode 8: Saturday at 10:10am on Gold
  4. Series 2 Episode 9: Saturday at 10:50am on Gold
  5. Series 2 Episode 6: Sunday at 7:40am on Gold
  6. Series 2 Episode 7: Sunday at 8:25am on Gold
  7. Series 2 Episode 8: Sunday at 9:10am on Gold
  8. Series 2 Episode 9: Sunday at 9:50am on Gold

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