A Year in Provence (1993)

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 Peter Mayle (12 episodes, 1993)
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 Annie Mayle (12 episodes, 1993)
Jean-Pierre Delage ...
 Colombani (8 episodes, 1993)
Jo Doumerg ...
 Amedee Clement (8 episodes, 1993)
Marcel Champel ...
 Antoine Riviere (7 episodes, 1993)
Annie Sinigalia ...
 Madame Hermonville (5 episodes, 1993)
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The Fawlty Towers (1975) episode Peter is watching after his mailbox is stolen is Fawlty Towers: Gourmet Night (1975). See more »

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Referenced in Drop the Dead Donkey: George and His Daughter (1993) See more »

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Really entertaining series!
10 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have this on VHS, and I enjoyed it enormously. Every single scene had something to smile about, whether it was Peter Mayle struggling with french, or Challemagne the rooster. I have one question, Why did so many people ignore this series at the time? Of course, it fell victim to the Darling Buds of May, which is also wonderful, but this is so relaxing to watch.

Provence has never looked so beautiful, some of the landscapes were absolutely gorgeous. John Thaw gives a rock-solid performance, that is always overlooked. When I mention this series to anyone, they are either blank-eyed, or go on criticising the books. Lindsay Duncan is also wonderful as Annie, although I read somewhere, that Thaw's wife Shiela Hancock was originally asked to do the role before the producers decided she was too old.

Watch this series, you'll really like it. I am just angry, that this wonderful programme was ignored. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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