Edwardian Supersize Me, BBC4

by | Apr 16, 2007 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

A delightful treat – recreating the binge eating of the Edwardian era – that not even the showy-offy Giles Coren could spoil and featured Sue Perkins at her comedic best.

What was good about it?

• Sue Perkins throwing herself into the task with gusto, despite being confined in a corset and being forced to break her vegetarian habit by eating a farmyard of creatures in just one week. We loved it when she got tiddly at a banquet and when she turned her nose up at a nasty looking fishy picnic on the train to Brighton.

• The Harley Street doctor, a relic of 1960s Doctor In… films, who calculated the damage Coren’s body had undertaken.

• Much of the food, from curried eggs and devilled kidneys to roast goose and coconut rocks.

What was bad about it?

• Coren moaning and burping.

• Roy Hattersley’s unexplained exit from a mountainous banquet. Maybe he was unsatisfied by the pig, duck, lamb etc and fancied a quick KFC before they closed.

• Duck served in its blood and liquidised organs.

Luke Knowles

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