Life in a 19th-century pharmacy is re-created in this four-part documentary. Historian Ruth Goodman, professor Nick Barber and doctorate student Tom Quick discover how people attempted to ... See full summary »
Giles Coren and Monica Galetti travel the globe visiting some of the world's most incredible hotels. They go beyond the lobby to see the areas that the public never see and roll up their sleeves to work alongside staff.
I caught the 70's episode of this by accident, and was hooked at once.
The premise of the programme is the presenters eat foods of a certain era in history each week, and see the effect on their bodies.
The on screen partnership of Giles Coren and Sue Perkins crackles with energy,and I couldn't really imagine this working as well if it was anybody else presenting now that I've seen them doing it.
The other episodes that I have managed to see are the Regency and Restoration,but still holding out the hope of seeing the others at some stage.
In these days of trash TV, it's great to see the BBC producing a programme that is both entertaining, and educational.
What does surprise me, is the fact that you can't buy this programme on DVD, and the BBC have no plans to release it! It can't cost that much to produce a DVD of a programme that is already made, and I bet it would sell more units than some of the tripe that is released! If you haven't seen this programme, keep an eye open for any repeats, you won't be disappointed.
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