UKTV Gold has commissioned three episodes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Victoria Wood’s hit sitcom Dinnerladies. Unseen notebooks, photos, diaries and studio records will be revealed in the hour long episodes.
The UKTV Gold channel says: “Dinnerladies Diaries tells the story of how this groundbreaking comedy was conceived, developed, produced and why Victoria chose to end it after just two series.”
Iain Coyle, the executive producer for UKTV, added: “These days the phrase “national treasure’” gets bandied about all too often but in Victoria’s case, it is apt and accurate.
“The folks at Phil McIntyre TV have uncovered some extraordinary material, that will give us a unique insight into how one of our best-loved shows was conceived and produced.”
Lindsay Jex from the programme-makers says: “We have unearthed some truly amazing unseen gems from the archive combined with first-hand insight from the cast and crew, this series will tell the definitive story of this award-winning sitcom.”