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1999

25 Nov. 1999
Catering
Friday 9th April 1999: It's the start of the day, Bren and Tony check the year planner to confirm that the canteen is being painted at the weekend and that a work experience girl is visiting today.
 
2 Dec. 1999
Trouble
There's trouble afoot after Jean's husband leaves her for a Welsh dental hygienist, prompting Jean to pick fights with everyone. Meanwhile, an anonymous bunch of flowers sent to Bren provokes rumours of a secret lover (they are actually from Stan to thank her for helping his father), and Anita's continual stories about her new boyfriend bore the others. Tony invites Bren on Jane's holiday; after losing her place, it opens up again after Steve Greengrass is injured. Bren's elderly mother claims to be pregnant by Leonardo DiCaprio.
 
9 Dec. 1999
Holidays
Everyone's very excited about their holidays - Bren and Tony are going to Marbella and Dolly's going on a luxury cruise. Petula's caravan blows up, prompting her to ask Bren for her holiday money to fix it. Although her workmates tell her she should keep the money and tell selfish Petula to find it elsewhere, Stan's poem reflecting on his father's death prompts Bren to give it to her. Meanwhile, Dolly and Anita discuss breast implants and biryanis.
 
16 Dec. 1999
Fog
Jean has a new boyfriend, the Blood Bank arrives, there's a prisoner on the loose.
 
23 Dec. 1999
Gamble
Tony and Bren's developing relationship is the subject of a bet between the dinnerladies and the Planning department: if they "get it on" before Christmas, the canteen staff win fifty pounds. They cause controversy when they turn up late together the next day, but this is due to Bren accompanying Tony to a late-night hospital appointment. Meanwhile, Philippa looks forward to having sex at Christmas, Dolly searches for novelty hot-water bottles and Anita's awful taste in Christmas presents appalls the rest of the team. Just after Tony and Bren finally have their first ...
 
24 Dec. 1999
Christmas
After revealing that she was married (but separated), Bren begins to doubt her relationship with Tony, and his secretive actions eventually make her decide to dump him and resign from the canteen. However, just as she is about to tell him this, he reveals a huge surprise birthday party for her, and the pair fly up to Scotland to spend Christmas with his friends. The other caterers also receive presents out of their bran tub (Stan gets a cheap watch from Jean, Tony is given bacon by Twinkle and Twinkle receives a china horse from Dolly). Meanwhile, Philippa has a crush...
 
30 Dec. 1999
Minnellium
Philippa gets impatient in organising the company's Millennium Meal, but riots in the city centre prevent her from attending. Jean's husband seems to want to reconcile, but it turns out he just wants a wallpaper table; Jean later goes home with Stan. Tony and Bren are trying to settle into their relationship, but the discovery of a baby on the fire escape leaves Bren feeling miserable, particularly when she discovers a note asking her to look after it. The dinnerladies discuss who the mother could be and eventually decide Twinkle is most likely. Just before midnight, ...
 

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