C18th makeups: Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

This Jennifer Saunders series was so dire that in years to come it will be studied as an object lesson in how not to make an historical comedy.

I think the BBC must have seen the Dangerous Liaisons sketch in French & Saunders, looked at the concept, thought of Ridicule crossed with BlackAdder and then suspended all rational thought for the duration. Anyway here we have the otherwise excellent Elizabeth Berrington hamming it up complete with a bad Austrian accent.

For some reason the DVD is only available in Australia – or perhaps that should read, for some reason they’ve released it on DVD in Australia.

The makeup

Lynda Armstrong was the makeup designer and Suzanne Stokes-Munton was the hair & wig designer.