1 9 8 1 (UK)
1 x 30 minute pilot
7 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived series from Granada was written by Victoria Wood, who co-starred with Julie Walters.
The show featured comedy musical numbers, sketches on marriage guidance counselling, keep fit classes, DIY and gossip, and a regular spot by Walters as Dotty, a middle-class housewife (pictured below right) who performed a witty monologue in each episode.
Wood hated the finished result, although it was nominated for a BAFTA.
Victoria Wood was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2015 but kept her illness private. She died at home on 20 April 2016. She was 62.