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.
'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The ...
Jim is Stan's father, with whom he lived until series two when he died.
He was a Desert Rat in World War II and various anecdotes are made about this throughout the show, such as his life being saved by a mess-tin and saving a man's life with a tablespoon.
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