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 3 - Scandal

Bren's mother, Petula, turns up with a new boyfriend, Clint, who's young enough to be BREN'S son. His mother isn't best pleased, and chains herself to the factory gates in protest.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th November 1998
30 minutes

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
Julie Walters Petula Gardeno
Sue Devaney Jane
Guest cast
Christopher Greet Mr. Michael
Ashley Barker Simon
Lynda Baron Carmel
Kenny Doughty Clint
Lill Roughley Shelagh
Dolly Wells Hannah
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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