This is a dramatic monologue series filmed for British television. Patricia Routledge stars as Peggy Schofield, a woman who sees herself as the backbone of her office. She adheres to a strict schedule designed to ensure her arrival at the highlight of her day, the most prestigious lunch table. When this schedule is interrupted by people or events, she falls ill and is sent to the hospital. Peggy becomes trapped in a vicious cycle as her concerns about life and how the office will manage without her grow, making her more ill, thus extending her stay.