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Old 20-05-2008, 21:47
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Anyone else watching this on BBC2? I'm really enjoying it, especially with the rather dishy Giles Coren...
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Old 20-05-2008, 22:07
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Yes I enjoyed it as well - Sue did very well to eat that snail!
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Old 20-05-2008, 23:45
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I saw this advertised and thought it looked interesting, but I was listening to 5Live the other day the critics rubbished it and put me off.
Did I miss something good?
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Old 20-05-2008, 23:46
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Thats one of the most enjoyable programmes ive watched for a long while! it was very interesting and not to mention funny!

I might try to go on a wartime ration diet, it seems the way forward!

I'm definitely going to be asking my 96 yr old gran about some of those meals when i see her next!!!

Can't wait for next weeks episode.
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Old 21-05-2008, 00:29
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Awful series name.

I assume this is a spin off from the edwardian one they did as part of the BBC4 edwardian season - did they do any more specials before this series?
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Old 21-05-2008, 09:01
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Awful series name.

I assume this is a spin off from the edwardian one they did as part of the BBC4 edwardian season - did they do any more specials before this series?
Yes and no.

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PS the pilot one was actually called "Edwardian Supersize Me"
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Old 21-05-2008, 09:03
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I have to say they were a little too 'off the leash' this time - hopefully they'll calm down.

It was like they were going for a culinary "Top Gear".

Still a great programme though.

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Old 21-05-2008, 09:08
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I think I'll avoid the snoek but it will probably turn up on The Great British Menu next series.
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Old 21-05-2008, 10:32
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it wasn't as good as the edwardian blowout but it had some interesting bits. I still want to eat a sheep's heart even if i 'm a veggie.

Sue did really well she'll eat anything for this series by the look of it .
grass , rotten fruit , snails. She's up for anything , yum.

The editing was a bit crap though, they showed part of the scene with the trifle at the start and then left that part of the meal out supposedly due to an air raid , what was that about.
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Old 21-05-2008, 11:28
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I still want to eat a sheep's heart even if i 'm a veggie.
Lambs hearts are delicious, and very cheap, I get them for 50p each at the local farmers' market.

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Old 21-05-2008, 11:37
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i thought it was brilliant! they ake a great double act! i loved the bit with the americans, i want stockings, a baby, and a tin of pineapples lol
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Old 21-05-2008, 12:58
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I think I'll give the cake with the liquid paraffin in it a miss!
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Old 21-05-2008, 14:26
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I thought it was an excellent programme and I have it recorded to watch again.
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Old 21-05-2008, 14:32
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I saw this advertised and thought it looked interesting, but I was listening to 5Live the other day the critics rubbished it and put me off.
Did I miss something good?
Yes, I heard that too and it nearly put me off but we watched it and I agree with comments here. It was pretty enjoyable and informative.
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Old 21-05-2008, 14:37
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Yes, I heard that too and it nearly put me off but we watched it and I agree with comments here. It was pretty enjoyable and informative.
I would have thought it wasn't quite laddish enough for the R5 type of audience anyway.

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Old 21-05-2008, 14:45
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For those who missed it.
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Old 21-05-2008, 15:16
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They really looked as if they had the hots for each other on the show but I gather that Sue is, er, a confirmed spinster so I must have got the wrong impression. Thought it was quite fun.
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Old 21-05-2008, 15:17
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They really looked as if they had the hots for each other on the show but I gather that Sue is, er, a confirmed spinster.
Of course that's why they can flirt that wildly ...

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Old 21-05-2008, 15:26
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Sue came across as game for anything as demonstrated when she used gravy browning as tights !!!!
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Old 21-05-2008, 15:30
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Sue came across as game for anything as demonstrated when she used gravy browning as tights !!!!

Ditto Giles when he licked it off (in front of the GI guests!).

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Old 21-05-2008, 15:55
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Why are they called "the supersizers"?
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Old 21-05-2008, 16:01
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Why are they called "the supersizers"?
Because the pilot's name was a play on Morgan Spurlock's "Supersize Me" (the Edwardian diet was somewhat excessive) so they've stuck with that word even though it's not as appropriate to the whole series.

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Old 21-05-2008, 16:16
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Oh okay thanks. Yes, it does seem a little strange. They should have thought of another title.
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Old 21-05-2008, 16:30
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I thought it was excellent. I laughed a lot at the gravy browning tights and the paraffin cake, and nearly puked at the snail. They kept saying Sue was a vegetarian - not sure if that was a joke but whether it was or not, respect to her for eating some truly revolting stuff.
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Old 22-05-2008, 10:52
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Ditto Giles when he licked it off (in front of the GI guests!).

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Did he really do that ?

I'd lick gravy browning off her anytime .

Pity hare pie is on the menu, I wish sue would try some sausage.



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