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.
Celia Diana Savile Imrie (born 15 July 1952) is an English actress. In a career starting in the early ...
The scatty and disorganised manager of the Human Resources department, having apparently landed the job because she was having an affair with the factory manager, Mr Michael to whom she refers as Mikey.
According to her mother, she failed several of her O Levels.
Her well-meaning attempts to relieve the dinnerladies' stress or help them in their personal lives generally have the opposite effect.
In the second series she decides to break up with Mr Michael, and, having spent days planning how to do so to the smallest detail, she is furious when he dumps her first.
She later begins a relationship with a colleague, Tom Murray 'from my office'.
Philippa is the only character in the series who comes from the south of England.
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