A comedienne & a humor writer try their hand at living in different eras. They dress, eat, and live the past. Before and after, their vitals are tested to see how these lifestyles affect their health.
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Giles Coren ...  Himself 13 episodes, 2007-2009
Sue Perkins ...  Herself 13 episodes, 2007-2009
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ...  Himself - Narrator 12 episodes, 2008-2009
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A comedienne & a humor writer try their hand at living in different eras. They dress, eat, and live the past. Before and after, their vitals are tested to see how these lifestyles affect their health.

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Funny, smart and appetizing
2 July 2016 | by Miles-10See all my reviews

And that's just the presenters. This show is available on Hulu now, which for me means I would not care whether it turns up on DVD at this point. I like the silliness of it, the comic relief between courses, so to speak.

Giles Coran seems to think he is funnier than Sue Perkins, but she is funnier than he thinks he is.

The historical insight into what people ate (and what they did not eat) is fascinating. You learn about the politics of food, too, albeit from a certain perspective. You learn how people's food habits can be self-destructive. (During the Restoration, for example, people drank to excess, ate meat but not vegetables and then wondered why they developed terrible health problems.)

The idea of forcing Ms. Perkins into wifey roles might seem sexist to some, but it reflects reality in the majority of eras and shows us what it was really like for many women. Besides, Ms. Perkins makes hilarious fun of these situations and she does sometimes cross gender lines.


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