Let Them Eat Cake is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 1999. Starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, it is one of the few programmes in which French and Saunders have appeared which they did not create themselves.
PlotIt is 1782, seven years before the French Revolution, and the immoral Colombine, Comtesse de Vache lives at the Palace of Versailles in the Court of Louis XVI. Her loyal maid is Lisette and her acid-tongued manservant is Bouffant. Colombine's constant rival is Madame de Plonge, along with her innocent and sharp-witted daughter, Eveline.
|The Pox||9 September 1999||Madame de Plonge tries to humiliate the Comtesse de Vache by convincing her to seduce one of her lovers. Meanwhile, the Comte de Vache has contracted the pox and wishes to end his life pressed against Colombine's bosom.|
|Murder||16 September 1999||Colombine loses a bet against the Marquise de Fufu and is arrested after the Marquise is found brutally murdered in her apartment.|
|The Portrait||23 September 1999||The Marquis de Sade has escaped from the Bastille and it seems that Colombine has become a favoured victim of his depravities. Meanwhile, a famous artist wants to paint Colombine. Guest starring Richard E. Grant and Maggie Steed.|
|Making Voopee||30 September 1999||Colombine believes herself to be pregnant and thinks the King to be the father. She then conspires to do away with the King's legitimate son so that her own will become heir to the throne of France.|
|A Marriage of Convenience||7 October 1999||A Duke is offering a vast sum to anyone who can provide him with a "show wife," which he needs to appear to be one of the lads. Colombine tries to enlist her estranged sister, Cecille (played by Kathy Burke), for the job.|
|The Royal Command Performance||14 October 1999||The King and Queen have decided to hold a Royal Command Performance, consisting basically of them copulating, and Colombine does her best to outshine her nemesis, Madame de Plonge.|
Let Them Eat Cake, Just Not For A Pound Of Flesh: A Critique Of The Application Of The Collateral Source Rule In Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc.
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