Let Them Eat Cake (1999– )

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It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the ... See full summary »

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 Lisette (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Colombine (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Bouffant (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Eveline (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Madame de Plonge (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Marie Antoinette (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Advisor (3 episodes, 1999)
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 1st Aristocratic Woman (3 episodes, 1999)
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 2nd Aristocratic Woman (3 episodes, 1999)
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It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the most hated, despised and loathed women in all of France - no, not Marie Antoinette - but Columbine, the Comtesse De Vache. Aided by her faithful maid Lisette, Columbine skulks around the palace uncovering the dark secrets of her fellow nobles, always leaving her well prepared to out-do jealous rival Madame De Plonge and her innocent yet sharp-witted daughter Eveline. Meanwhile, keeping her reputation as a classy lady is no easy chore. Whether it be a wig in the style of a 'glorious man of war, abreast in huge waves of hair' or a splendid dress to wear to a copulation, Columbine's acid-tongued courtier, Bouffant, strives the difficult task of keeping her at the forefront of French fashion. Written by Ange De La Lez

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The liaisons were dangerous. The wigs were lethal.

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9 September 1999 (UK)  »

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[describing a hot air balloon]
Lisette: They have this large bag that they fill with hot air. I'm not sure how they do that, I think they puncture a couple of priests inside it.
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Positive and enthusiastic
3 September 1999 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Let Them Eat Cake has been written by Peter Learmouth who wrote the good first series of Surgical Spirit for ITV, after Learmouth left as writer it went downhill. Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders have previously worked together on many projects including their hit BBC TV series French & Saunders. Let Them Eat Cake is a riot from start to finish and will undoubtedly go down as one of the funniest comedies of the 1990s. Like one of Jennifer's previous parts, this character has no morals and only succeeds in being successful by having such a lack in moral standards. Shocking, witty and very, very funny. You'll wet yourself!!


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