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Let Them Eat Cake: The Pox (S1EP1 BBC1 9 Sep 1999, Adrian Scarborough)

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The Pox: In 1792 at the Palace of Versailles, Madame de Plonge bets Colombine that she can’t seduce the young, handsome Marquis de Bonvie. Lisette suspects that it’s all part of a “”setup”” to ruin her mistress and offers to take her place. Columbine learns that her elderly husband, Honore, has caught the pox, and turns it around to her advantage.

Regular Cast: Dawn French (Lisette), Jennifer Saunders (Colombine), Adrian Scarborough (Bouffant), Alison Steadman (Madame De Plonge)

Guest Cast: Elizabeth Berrington (Marie Antoinette), Lucy Punch (Eveline), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Advisor), James Greene, Adam James, Nick Von Schlippe, Philip Voss, Thomas Wheatley

Writer: Peter Learmouth / Director: Christine Gernon

Airdate: 9 Sep 1999 on BBC1

Series: Let Them Eat Cake Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: Period sitcom. Episodes from the court of Louis XVI in 1792 where the Comtesse de Vache rules the roost.