Dinnerladies (1998)

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Dinnerladies is a BBC sitcom written by and starring Victoria Wood that chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a canteen in the north of England. Bren tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with the canteen supervisor, slightly sex-obsessed cancer sufferer Tony. Dolly and Jean are the bickering menopausal older women, always at odds but best friends beneath it all. Then there's thick-as-two-short-planks Anita, and the terminally uninterested Twinkle, more concerned with having a good time than anything else. Making up the motley crew are military man handyman Stan, all rules and regulations, and ditzy Philippa, who never seems to get anything right.

  1. Victoria Wood


Series Cast

  1. Maxine Peake as Twinkle

    Maxine Peake


    16 Episodes

  2. Thelma Barlow as Dolly Bellfield

    Thelma Barlow

    Dolly Bellfield

    16 Episodes

  3. Anne Reid as Jean

    Anne Reid


    16 Episodes

  4. Shobna Gulati as Anita

    Shobna Gulati


    16 Episodes

  5. Duncan Preston as Stan Meadowcroft

    Duncan Preston

    Stan Meadowcroft

    16 Episodes

  6. Victoria Wood as Brenda

    Victoria Wood


    16 Episodes

  7. Celia Imrie as Philippa Moorcroft

    Celia Imrie

    Philippa Moorcroft

    16 Episodes

  8. Andrew Dunn

    Tony Martin

    16 Episodes

  9. Sue Devaney

    Jane, Secretary

    10 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1999 • 10 Episodes

Season 2 of Dinnerladies premiered on November 25, 1999.


(2x10, January 27, 2000) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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