Sorry this isn’t about cake. It’s actually about Dawn French. But what’s not to love? Since I was a child, watching episodes of The Vicar of Dibley on television I’ve loved watching her and now actively hunt out things she is in. Lucky for me, she’s been starring alongside Emilia Fox in Sky’s Delicious. Series 2 is finished now though (four episodes a series is not long enough!) so I have to return to old favourites when I want my French fix.
This brings me on to Roger and Val Have Just Got In. if you haven’t seen this, or Delicious, you might think she only does comedy, but you’d be wrong. Roger and Val (she plays Val alongisde Alfred Molina as Roger) is an incredibly insightful portryal of the real life of real people, in the first 30 minutes after they get home of an evening. It is funny, but it’s also poignant, relatable and heartbreaking.
It only had 12 episodes across two series, although the ending seemed so right that I assume this was the intention all along.
I think I know what I’m going to be watching tomorrow evening when I have the house to myself for a few hours!