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 ...
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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
I watched this series almost 2 years ago now and even though it was panned like hell its definitely one of my favourite comedies along with blackadder and the vicar of Dibley, Jennifer and Dawn did so well together in developing the characters to make them look comical but at the same time quite lifelike, the comtesse de vache played by jen is in a bubble that was french aristocracy, she knows that she's rich and a b**** and thats about it !! Guest appearences include Kathy Burke who plays the comtesse's sister and Richard E Grant as a wannabee marquis de sade (but you can't really call him a guest star seeing as he'll do most things for a fiver) This tv series HAS been made into a dvd but only in australia try and catch it if you can on uk gold who usually show it once a year !!
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