Series 1, Episode 1 - Perfect Ingredients
Victoria Wood describes why she wanted to have a go at making a sitcom, how she came up with the idea of dinnerladies, and how she came to use a mixture of long-time collaborators coupled with some new actors to create the perfect cast. The show also focuses on one of the funniest couplings in sitcom history, Dolly and Jean played by the unforgettable Thelma Barlow and Anne Reid.
Plus, Victoria describes why she wanted her friend Julie Walters to be one of the stars of the show by playing her on screen Mum, Petula Gordino.
- Wednesday 14th March 2018
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Victoria Wood||Self (Archive Material)|
|Richard Dean||Series Producer|
|Iain Coyle||Executive Producer|
|Lucy Ansbro||Executive Producer|
|Phil McIntyre||Executive Producer|
|Lindsay Jex||Executive Producer|
Creator Victoria Wood's summary of dinnerladies as "just a bunch of women who work in a canteen" belies how popular her first sitcom was. Twenty years after the show began, this three-parter tells the behind-the-scenes story, with contributions from the likes of Julie Walters, Maxine Peake and Jo Brand.Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 14th March 2018