In 1998 Victoria Wood put pen to paper and wrote her multi-award-winning comedy, dinnerladies. Twenty years on this documentary takes a look back at what it was like working on this well-loved sitcom.








Series cast summary:
Thelma Barlow Thelma Barlow ...  Herself / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Andrew Dunn Andrew Dunn ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Shobna Gulati ...  Anita / ... 3 episodes, 2018
David Morrissey ...  Himself - Narrator 3 episodes, 2018
Maxine Peake ...  Herself / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Geoff Posner Geoff Posner ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
Anne Reid ...  Herself / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Peter Salmon Peter Salmon ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2018
Jo Brand ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2018
Duncan Preston ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Joanna Scanlan ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2018
Alan Austen ...  Architect 1 episode, 2018
Julia Booth Julia Booth ...  Girl / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Sue Devaney Sue Devaney ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Chris Hale Chris Hale ...  Clipboard Man 1 episode, 2018
Peter Martin ...  Himself / ... 1 episode, 2018
Catherine Odusanya Catherine Odusanya ...  Herself / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Vic Reeves Vic Reeves ...  Himself 1 episode, 2018
Kate Robbins Kate Robbins ...  Herself 1 episode, 2018
Julie Walters ...  Herself / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Bernard Wrigley ...  Bob / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Victoria Wood ...  Herself (archive footage) 3 episodes, 2018


Creating dinnerladies was, in fact, a step into the unknown and a big leap. And, during this challenge and incredible journey that spawned one of the most-loved British sitcoms of all time, Victoria recorded all her thoughts and feelings in diaries, notebooks and photos. Every aspect is explored along the way, from the fluffs, the gaffs and the laughs as we see Victoria and the rest of the dinnerladies cast record the show live in front of a studio audience to an archive interview with Wood herself as she explains the processes she went through to make this iconic sitcom. With exclusive access to Victoria's diaries, her backstage photos and studio records - together with footage of the making of the show which has never been seen before - we're able to tell the full story of the sublime sitcom in this three-part series. Plus, there are contributions from co-stars and fans alike, such as Julie Walters, Maxine Peake, Duncan Preston, Jim Moir and Jo Brand as they describe why ... Written by Anonymous

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