A three-part series celebrates Victoria Wood’s classic sitcom.

A brilliantly funny line like, ‘This is my daughter, born Christmas Eve, so we called her Brenda’ could only have come from the pen of Victoria Wood.

It’s just one of the zingers Victoria, who died in 2016, wrote for her friend Julie Walters in the hit sitcom dinnerladies. In this three-part series, those who starred in the show (currently airing daily on Gold) celebrate its 20th anniversary by sharing their memories of it.

Among them are Julie, who played Petula, the batty mother of Victoria’s down-to-earth Bren. ‘In some ways Petula was Victoria’s writing at its best,’ says Julie.

‘So off the wall and strange, but truthful and funny and mad.’