The hilarious sitcom written by and starring Miles Jupp, featuring the entries and recipes from the kitchen diary of cookery writer Damien Trench. In these four episodes, Damien decides to do a radio programme about the French bean, accepts a job for a supermarket's online magazine, deals with a crisis affecting his Umbrian holiday villa and is offered a chance to front his own TV show.
Meanwhile, his partner Anthony decides to get fit, resolves to start the "courgette diet" and finally gets his long-awaited job interview. Recipes include "Marvellously Moist Muffins", easy Wiener Schnitzel, "pilchards al limone" and a tastebud-tantalising Beef Oxford. Starring Miles Jupp as Damien Trench and Justin Edwards as Anthony, with Brendan Dempsey, Selina Cadell, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Philip Fox, Alex Tregear and Maggie Service. Producer: Sam Michell.
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"Gentle Comedy for Sunday Afternoons"
Miles Jupp uses his posh-ness to his advantage to bring some gentle humour to this novel BBC radio series. Kitsch characters, absurd plots and adorably excitable narration make this perfect Sunday afternoon listening - preferably when preparing a roast. Would definitely recommend a listen, though I perhaps wouldn't try any of the recipes featured at home...
"one of the finest"
This sitcom is fantastic.MIles Jupp Is a genius.I only discovered this series recently on radio 4'I cannot wait for the second series to be available to download on audible.It is great to listen to a couple who obviously love one another but constantly bicker.I t is not all "yes darling no darling"
Listened to while knitting on a sunny afternoon in the garden
Funny and entertaining. The reader Miles Jupp has a entertaining voice, not one where you would fall asleep to like some of the readers I have listened to.
Lots of recipes and I kept having to bookmark and making a note of the recipes
Yes I would listen to another Miles Jupp and now looking through Audible for another of his.
I bought this because I enjoy radio plays. The story is very entertaining and there are a number of laugh out loud moments with numerous chuckles throughout. I initially listened to all four episodes in one sitting, However, since then, I have listened to individual episodes one at a time. I'm still catching up with all the jokes!
"Dull, Never Even Smiled"
Rave reviews from other listeners. Gave it a go. Just boring. Reminds me of 'Terry and June' kind of watery sit-coms, jumpers, sofas. Won't scare the horses nor make 'em laugh neither. Not that I require savage satire, cruel slapstick or radical stand-up to raise a smile. The same day I listened to this I listened to the first of David Niven's autobiographies and Peter Ustinov in an interview recorded when he was 80. That is genial, gentle, witty humour and I smiled and laughed a lot. I appreciate wry, character-driven humour. But there has to be character to drive humour not just a collection of thinly drawn stereotypes as in Miles Jupp's offering. And if your autobiography does not supply the plot then you need a creative imagination to invent one. Jupp gives neither character nor plot and what does that leave? Do you think I am being harsh? Not fair to compare Jupp with Niven or Ustinov? I suppose so. It is like comparing a plastic toy from a Christmas cracker and a Greek bronze rescued from the Mediterranean sea, they involve a whole other level of aspiration and achievement. If you like plastic cracker toys you might like Jupp. If you aspire to something of greater merit, I warmly recommend Niven and Ustinov.
Returning it and chosing something else.
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