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Nov. 12, 1998
30 min.
BBC One TV Network

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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.

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Julia Mary "Julie" Walters, CBE (born February 22, 1950) is an English actress and writer. ...

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Bren's selfish and manipulative mother, who had Bren taken into care as a child because she was cramping her style.

She sometimes seems to forget that Bren is her daughter. Whenever she pays Bren a visit, it's usually because she wants money or a favour.

She appears to live in a fantasy world where she is a close friend (and usually a lover) of the rich and famous, but in reality is a down-and-out who lives in a caravan behind a petrol station.

In the second series, she embarks on an affair with an Asian man and claims to be pregnant with his child. In the final episode, she dies off-screen.

It is revealed that her real name is also Brenda Furlong.

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01x01 - Monday
Season 1, Episode 01
02x10 - Toast
Season 2, Episode 10
02x04 - Fog
Season 2, Episode 04
02x06 - Christmas
Season 2, Episode 06
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