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
dinnerladies

dinnerladies

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1998 - 2000
  • 16 episodes (2 series)

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. Stars Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn, Shobna Gulati, Celia Imrie and more.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 4 - Fog

An escaped prisoner causes worry for the canteen staff, and Bren tries to hide her fear of needles when a blood donor team arrive at the factory, causing much speculation as to whether she's pregnant.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 16th December 1999
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st July 2011 5:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st July 2011 8:40pm Gold
Friday 14th October 2011 4:00pm Gold
Friday 14th October 2011 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 25th January 2012 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 26th January 2012 1:55pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 3rd May 2012 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th June 2012 2:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th June 2012 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 23rd June 2012 10:25am Gold
Monday 22nd October 2012 9:40am Gold
Monday 22nd October 2012 3:40pm Gold
Thursday 13th December 2012 9:00am Gold
Thursday 13th December 2012 2:15pm Gold
Tuesday 19th February 2013 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th February 2013 12:20am Gold
Friday 10th May 2013 2:15pm Gold
Saturday 11th May 2013 11:30am Gold
Wednesday 3rd July 2013 8:50am Gold
Wednesday 3rd July 2013 2:40pm Gold
Monday 30th September 2013 1:00pm Gold
Monday 30th September 2013 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 15th December 2013 2:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 20th February 2014 12:30pm Gold
Thursday 20th February 2014 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 9th July 2014 7:40am Gold
Wednesday 9th July 2014 9:00pm Gold
Friday 15th August 2014 12:20pm Gold
Friday 10th October 2014 9:00pm Yesterday
Saturday 11th October 2014 7:00pm Yesterday
Monday 24th November 2014 3:20am Gold
Monday 24th November 2014 6:00pm Gold
Saturday 3rd January 2015 2:20pm Gold
Saturday 28th February 2015 5:20pm Gold
Sunday 1st March 2015 11:20am Gold
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 5th August 2015 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 6th August 2015 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 30th March 2016 12:00pm Gold
Wednesday 30th March 2016 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 5th July 2016 1:00pm Gold
Tuesday 5th July 2016 8:20pm Gold
Monday 26th September 2016 7:35am Gold
Monday 26th September 2016 2:30pm Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2017 9:45am Gold
Saturday 25th March 2017 9:00am Gold
Sunday 26th March 2017 8:50am Gold
Sunday 30th April 2017 11:00am Gold
Friday 26th May 2017 9:20am Gold
Friday 26th May 2017 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 8th February 2018 8:40pm Gold
Friday 9th February 2018 2:40pm Gold
Monday 19th March 2018 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 20th March 2018 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 9th May 2018 11:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 10th May 2018 9:00pm Yesterday
Saturday 30th June 2018 5:30pm Gold
Sunday 1st July 2018 3:40pm Gold
Thursday 11th October 2018 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 11th October 2018 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 14th February 2019 12:20am Yesterday
Thursday 14th February 2019 10:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 19th March 2019 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th March 2019 2:55pm Gold
Friday 12th April 2019 2:00pm Gold
Monday 8th July 2019 11:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 9th July 2019 9:00pm Yesterday
Friday 26th July 2019 1:50pm Gold
Friday 26th July 2019 9:00pm Gold
Friday 17th January 2020 2:20pm Gold
Friday 17th January 2020 6:20pm Gold
Monday 17th February 2020 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 18th February 2020 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 18th February 2020 6:20pm Gold
Sunday 15th March 2020 12:55pm Gold
Sunday 24th May 2020 10:00pm Yesterday
Monday 25th May 2020 9:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 11th June 2020 9:00pm Gold
Friday 12th June 2020 2:30pm Gold
Friday 12th June 2020 6:30pm Gold
Friday 14th August 2020 7:30am Gold
Friday 14th August 2020 12:40pm Gold
Sunday 27th September 2020 4:50pm Drama
Tuesday 10th November 2020 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 11th November 2020 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 11th November 2020 7:20pm Gold
Friday 12th February 2021 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 13th February 2021 12:55am Gold
Friday 12th March 2021 11:00am Gold
Friday 12th March 2021 2:20pm Gold
Friday 12th March 2021 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 4th April 2021 4:15pm Gold
Tuesday 11th May 2021 11:00pm Yesterday
Wednesday 12th May 2021 9:00pm Yesterday
Saturday 12th June 2021 1:15pm Gold
Sunday 13th June 2021 11:00am Gold
Friday 16th July 2021 8:40pm Gold
Saturday 14th August 2021 3:25pm Gold
Sunday 15th August 2021 1:25pm Gold
Saturday 2nd October 2021 9:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 28th October 2021 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th February 2022 12:20pm Gold
Monday 21st March 2022 8:05am Gold
Monday 21st March 2022 5:20pm Gold
Wednesday 29th June 2022 7:00am Gold
Wednesday 29th June 2022 12:50pm Gold
Wednesday 29th June 2022 6:00pm Gold
Friday 15th July 2022 1:30pm Gold
Friday 15th July 2022 8:35pm Gold
Saturday 16th July 2022 1:15am Gold
Saturday 16th July 2022 10:10am Gold
Thursday 17th November 2022 8:15am Gold
Thursday 17th November 2022 12:05pm Gold
Thursday 17th November 2022 7:20pm Gold
Friday 13th January 2023 4:40pm Gold
Friday 13th January 2023 8:40pm Gold
Saturday 14th January 2023 2:40am Gold
Saturday 14th January 2023 7:50am Gold
Monday 1st May 2023 3:55pm Drama
Friday 19th May 2023 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 20th May 2023 12:50am Gold
Saturday 20th May 2023 10:10am Gold
Saturday 20th May 2023 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 27th May 2023 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 3rd August 2023 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 3rd August 2023 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 1st February 2024 8:40pm Gold
Friday 2nd February 2024 12:40am Gold
Friday 19th April 2024 9:00am Gold
Friday 19th April 2024 1:00pm Gold
Friday 19th April 2024 3:40pm Gold
Friday 19th April 2024 7:00pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Sue Devaney Jane
Guest cast
Christopher Greet Mr. Michael
Sue Cleaver Glenda
Howard Crossley Barry
Angela Curran Customer
Mark Drewry Tom
Nick Malinowski Policeman
Tina Malone Bobbie
Christine Moore Woman
Gillian Perry Customer
Paul Rider Sue
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
Mykola Pawluk Editor

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