Let Them Eat Cake. Image shows from L to R: Lisette (Dawn French), Lisette (Dawn French), Colombine (Jennifer Saunders), Bouffant (Adrian Scarborough). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Let Them Eat Cake

BBC One sitcom set in the 1780s. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1999. Stars Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Scarborough, Alison Steadman and others.

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake, starring French & Saunders, is set mostly in and around the Palace of Versailles in the year 1782

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1999
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Creator
Peter Learmouth
Starring
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Scarborough, Alison Steadman, Lucy Punch and Elizabeth Berrington
Writer
Peter Learmouth
Director
Christine Gernon
Producers
Christopher Skala, Jon Plowman and Peter Bennett-Jones

Let Them Eat Cake is set mostly in and around the Palace of Versailles in the year 1782 and follows the intrigues of Colombine, Comtesse de Vache. Regarded as one of the most dangerous women in the court of King Louis XVI she is assisted by her faithful servant, Lisette, in uncovering all the dark secrets of the aristocracy. Meanwhile, her couturier, Bouffant struggles to keep the Comtesse and her Rubenesque figure at the forefront of 18th century French fashion.

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