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)
Linda Spurrier ...
 1st Aristocratic Woman (3 episodes, 1999)
Margaret Whiting ...
 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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Neka jedu kolače  »

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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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A uniquie and hilarious British comedy classic
6 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A nice little one series British Comedy, brought to us by two of the funniest women in the business.

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are hilarious as these two mad-capped characters from 18th Century pre-revolutionary France.

It's set in 1782, the very volatile time just before the revolution got into full swing in France. Jennifer Saunders plays the ignorantly evil and abrasive, Comtesse De Vache who is aided by her strikingly clever and ruthless maid Lisette (Dawn French) and her flamboyant and determined messenger Bouffant.

Together they do their best to out-wit the Comtesse's equally evil rival Madame DePlonge all the while trying to gain popularity with the King and Queen. This really is a great little series. I'd recommend it for anyone who is a fan of not only Saunders and French, but also of 18th Century French history.

It's a shame the DVD is so hard to find in Australia!


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