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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Bohemian Bon Vivant
There's nothing here. It's just droning. No story. Little character. You could say that being an American I don't "get British humor," but my listening and purchasing history would belie that assumption.
It's just not funny, and to say it's "mildly entertaining" would be generous.
If you are going to buy it, at least don't buy this version. Get the one with Series 1-3 bundled together and save yourself some money. This one's getting returned. I got through the first three chapters, but finally quit during the fourth and final. There's nothing here and it never improved.
"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"
"An easy listening comedy"
The way Damien interacts with the other characters and simply the storyline
The inflection in the voice and different speeds he uses in his conversations
I have listened to this over and over again. I find it a lovely light hearted "listen"
I heard this on the radio and couldn't wait for it to be released.
Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards are a perfect couple and the setting of cookery writer just works so well. The recipes that are thrown in are a delight and the use of language is just divine.
I love Miles Jupp anyway, I think he is so funny, and Justin Edwards ((Newsjack, the consultants) is excellent
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!
"Hilarious and too short"
Fantastically funny listen and the receipes made me hungry every time.. i have had to go back to wirte some down!
would love more of this!
"I'm a big fan of miles jupp."
he has a lovely voice and is funny. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'd definitely recommend it.
"Amusing, well written, comfort-listening"
Loved each of the stories and I find each characters a delight. I wish they would hurry up and make more.
"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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