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 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Yesterday on Saturday at 8:55pm.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Royals

A Royal visit is made to the factory; Stan hopes to be recognised by the Prince, whom he met in 1967, but the Prince is only interested in bumming a smoke and a bunk-up in a cupboard with Brenda.

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th November 1998
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 31st July 2021 at 9:35pm on Yesterday

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Victoria Wood Brenda
Thelma Barlow Dolly
Andrew Dunn Tony
Shobna Gulati Anita
Celia Imrie Philippa Moorcroft
Maxine Peake Twinkle
Duncan Preston Stan
Anne Reid Jean
Guest cast
Christopher Greet Mr. Michael
Richenda Carey Lady Pamela
Steve Huison Man Worker
Lesley Nicol Woman Worker
Graham Seed David
Simon Williams The Duke of Danby
Writing team
Victoria Wood Writer
Production team
Geoff Posner Director
Victoria Wood Producer
Geoff Posner Producer
Phil McIntyre (as Philip McIntyre) Executive Producer
David Tyler Executive Producer

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