Dinnerladies Season 1
S01 E01Nov 12, 1998
Monday Nov 12, 1998 On an otherwise typical Monday morning, Bren's canteen is thrown into crisis when Norman the bread man fails to deliver the granary torpedoes. Should she sign the docket or not? Meanwhile, Jean is preoccupied with planning her daughter's wedding and finding the entertainment. Bren's mother Petula drops in with some ideas, but they're probably not quite right. Tony has to go to the hospital to see how his cancer's going. In the midst of this, Anita's in floods of tears (it's her period), Twinkle can't spell minestrone, and nobody's put out the gravy. New Human Resources person Philippa makes her presence felt, bugging everyone to try some group activities. Scottish country dancing anyone?
S01 E02Nov 19, 1998
Royals Nov 19, 1998 There is excitement in the canteen when news of a royal visit to the factory comes through. Nobody's very sure who's coming - Princess Anne doesn't do factories, Prince Edward does theatres - but they're all getting into a flap. When it turns out it's someone called the Duke of Danby, nobody has heard of him, save for Stan, who met him at Catterick years ago. Everyone throws themselves into role play and preparations: Twinkle has to be warned not to say they serve ""arseholes on toast"" and Anita is worried about her nipples popping up. Tony is adamant that the royals aren't speaking to the girls - God help the Duke if he does. When they eventually turn up, Twinkle's struck dumb, Anita says the wrong thing and Stan's devastated that the Duke doesn't remember him. Meanwhile, all the Duke wants is a bit of sex with poor Bren.
S01 E03Nov 26, 1998
Scandals Nov 26, 1998 Bren's mum, Petula, brings shame on the factory when she acquires a new boyfriend.
S01 E04Dec 3, 1998
Moods Dec 3, 1998 Twinkle has something weighing on her mind. In fact, everyone seems to be in a bad mood at the moment, so Philippa attempts to cheer everyone up by breaking the routine.
S01 E05Dec 10, 1998
Party Dec 10, 1998 Everyone is looking forward to this year's Christmas party, which has a Japanese theme.
S01 E06Dec 17, 1998
Nightshift Dec 17, 1998 While Tony is in hospital having treatment, the staff are forced to suffer his formidable replacement.