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Laugh and cry,
This review is from: Dinnerladies - The Complete Collection [DVD]  (DVD)
These DVDs are astoundingly good value at less than £10 for the boxed set of both series. There are no special features or extras, but all sixteen episodes are here and that is enough.
Dinnerladies is very funny with its humour being primarily character-driven. In fact, all the action takes place within the confines of the kitchen and canteen where the dinnerladies are employed. The script is so wonderfully crafted that there is no need for changes in location in order to make it work. (Victoria Wood is a genius!) What is more, because the characters are developed so well and so realistically, you care about what happens to them. You are drawn into their world and some episodes can make you cry as well as laugh. That is a truly rare quality in British comedy.
In short, Dinnerladies is one of the best sit-coms ever to be broadcast.