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.