Set entirely in the canteen of HWD Components, a fictional factory in Manchester. The inner lives and social interactions of the mostly female, mostly middle-aged staff are vividly and amusingly depicted. Bren tries to maintain order among the chaos, while dealing with her unspoken love for the canteen supervisor, sex-obsessed cancer sufferer Tony.
After several small roles in the classic 1950s British TV shows 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' and 'Hancock's ...
Dolly's best friend, Jean is very often the stooge for her mordant remarks.
She is somewhat unhappily married to cheating husband Keith at the start of the series (with a grown-up daughter, Liza), and in the second series he leaves her for a dental hygienist.
After getting over the shock, and rediscovering self-confidence that she'd forgotten she ever had, she has a fling with a security guard (Barry "the love muscle") before settling down with Stan.
She should wear her glasses for reading, but never does.
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