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Let Them Eat Cake (1999–1999)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy, History

It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the most hated, despised and loathed women in all of ...See moreIt's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the most hated, despised and loathed women in all of France - no, not Marie Antoinette - but Columbine, the Comtesse De Vache. Aided by her faithful maid Lisette, Columbine skulks around the palace uncovering the dark secrets of her fellow nobles, always leaving her well prepared to out-do jealous rival Madame De Plonge and her innocent yet sharp-witted daughter Eveline. Meanwhile, keeping her reputation as a classy lady is no easy chore. Whether it be a wig in the style of a 'glorious man of war, abreast in huge waves of hair' or a splendid dress to wear to a copulation, Columbine's acid-tongued courtier, Bouffant, strives the difficult task of keeping her at the forefront of French fashion. Written by Ange De La Lez See less
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Sep 9, 1999 (United Kingdom)

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30 cast members
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Dawn French
Lisette Lisette   See fewer
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Jennifer Saunders
Colombine Colombine   See fewer
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Adrian Scarborough
Bouffant Bouffant   See fewer
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Lucy Punch
Eveline Eveline   See fewer
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Alison Steadman
Madame de Plonge Madame de Plonge   See fewer
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Elizabeth Berrington
Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette   See fewer
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Linda Spurrier
1st Aristocratic Woman 1st Aristocratic Woman   See fewer
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Margaret Whiting
2nd Aristocratic Woman 2nd Aristocratic Woman   See fewer
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James Greene
Comte De Vache / Comte de Vache Comte De Vache / Comte de Vache   See fewer
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Simon Butteriss
Coco Lebiche Coco Lebiche   See fewer
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Louis Hammond
Jacques Montgolfier Jacques Montgolfier   See fewer
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Richard E. Grant
Monsieur Vigée-Lebrun Monsieur Vigée-Lebrun   See fewer
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Louisa Lytton
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Tim Barker
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Crispian Belfrage
Aristocrat Aristocrat   See fewer
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Nicholas Rowe
Julian Desire Julian Desire   See fewer
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Maggie Steed
Madame Vigée-Lebrun Madame Vigée-Lebrun   See fewer
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Adam James
Marquis de Bonvie Marquis de Bonvie   See fewer
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Matthew Sim
Joseph Montgoflier Joseph Montgoflier   See fewer
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Kathy Burke
Cecile Cecile   See fewer
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Tom Hayes
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Nick Von Schlippe
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Susie Lindeman
Marquise de Montpelier Marquise de Montpelier   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 581 votes