1 9 8 9 – 1 9 9 1 (UK)
24 x 60 minute episodes
This BBC series revolved around the (complicated) lives of a group of women working in an electronics factory (New Lyne Electronics) in the north of England – a sort of female Auf Wiedersehen Pet.
The show – enjoyed by nearly ten million viewers by the end of its run – was written by Debbie Horsfield who would go on to write and produce Sex, Chips and Rock and Roll, The Riff Raff Element, Cutting It and All The Small Things.
Regular characters included Queenie (Margi Clarke), Pauline (Rachel Davies), Carol May (Shirley Stelfox), Klepto (Moya Brady), Donna (Heather Tobias), Jill (Melanie Kilburn) and Simon (Gary Beadle).
Much of the dialogue was loaded with the series’ characteristically gritty humour – much of it courtesy of Queenie and Pauline.
The theme music and incidental music was provided by New Order.