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British Comedy: Let Them Eat Cake

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Years: 1999
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Peter Learmouth
Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
Episodes: 6
Episode Average: 7.833
BEST EPISODE:
The Pox (1999)
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SERIES ONE

(1999)
6 episodes
Series Score: 47
Episode Average: 7.83
Perfect 10's: 1
EPISODE 1

THE POX

Originally broadcast: 9 September 1999
Directed by: Christine Gernon
Written by: Peter Learmouth
The Comtesse de Vache learns that her husband is gravely ill, Madame de Plonge looks for someone to seduce one of her lovers, and Lisette suggests that it may all be a ruse to get hold of the old Comte's money.

"Madame, they are up, any higher and you may find they interfere with your hearing."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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EPISODE 2

MURDER

Originally broadcast: 16 September 1999
Directed by: Christine Gernon
Written by: Peter Learmouth
Bouffant and Lisette leave their mistress to fend for herself, Eveline reveals that the Comtesse de Vache has lost her fortune in a wager, and an arrest is made when the Marquise de Fufu is found axed to death.

"Do you know how long I've been waiting to get up? Three days! I very nearly dressed myself!"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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EPISODE 3

THE PORTRAIT

Originally broadcast: 23 September 1999
Directed by: Christine Gernon
Written by: Peter Learmouth
The Comtesse de Vache is paid a visit when the Marquis de Sade escapes, Bouffant misses the mark when he prepares the mistress for a portrait, and Lisette returns to the safety of her old profession out on the street.

"Now, I don't want you to treat me with too much respect because I am also from the gutter. Father was a prostitute. Mother ran off before I was born."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 4

MAKING VOOPEE

Originally broadcast: 30 September 1999
Directed by: Christine Gernon
Written by: Peter Learmouth
The Comtesse de Vache discovers that she might be pregnant, Lisette deduces that the father of the child must be none other than the King, and Madame de Plonge sends Eveline on a mission to seduce Bouffant.

"I refuse to be questioned by someone who's been occupied more times than Constantinople."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 5

A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE

Originally broadcast: 7 October 1999
Directed by: Christine Gernon
Written by: Peter Learmouth
Bouffant reports that a Duke is offering a huge sum for a 'show wife', bath time sees Lisette having to go where no maid should ever have to, and Columbine heads out to the poor area of town to look for her sister.

"That prossy's been eyeing my muff."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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EPISODE 6

THE ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE

Originally broadcast: 14 October 1999
Directed by: Christine Gernon
Written by: Peter Learmouth
The Comtesse de Vache receives an invite to attend a royal copulation, Madame de Plonge finds a way to attend the evening performance, and Lisette helps her mistress prepare for a bit of upstaging at the matinée.

"Will you shut the frock up!! At the back there, it's undone."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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LISETTE

Played by Dawn French


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COLOMBINE,
COMTESSE DE VACHE

Played by Jennifer Saunders


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BOUFFANT

Played by Adrian Scarborough


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EVELINE DE
PLONGE

Played by Lucy Punch


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MADAME DE
PLONGE

Played by Alison Steadman


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MARIE
ANTIONETTE

Played by Elizabeth Berrington


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Bouffant and Lisette work for the most hated woman in France, the Comtesse de Vache, a scheming, gossip-spreading woman who married her way into wealth. She'll do anything to outdo her rival, and her manservant and maid have no choice but to help her in her quest.

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