Verity Hodge (Dawn French), a food writer, immortalises the small French town of Merveillac in a bestselling cookbook. It was all lies and a hapless hotel patron (Philip Jackson) tries to set the record straight about how the vile Verity berated the locals into not wearing sweaty vests and eating frozen own brand fish fingers. She ordered them to act like rural peasants for the tourist trade. She handed out cigarettes and made a boy ride a pig to amuse the obnoxious tourists. Finally the locals have had enough and murder takes place. Take that 'A Year In Provence'! This was very good and the local Gendarme (Alexander Torriglia) was cute.
“She demanded that I cooked in a way that I never cooked before. French food, it’s very difficult.”
“The part with the tap dancing goat.”
“Merveillac is a buggering dump.”
“You senile old fruitcake.”
“That man poking it with a stick can’t have helped.”
“All the amusing peasants.”
Vikki (French) is a talentless nightclub singer and the moll of the dim Terry (Ray Winstone). Terry gets betrayed and blown up by his East End gang so moll Vikki decides on revenge. It just takes some time for her to kill the really stupid gangsters. This was good.
“Scrub! Scrub! Scrub!”
“It’s all moussaka down there. You know what that is, don’t you?
“While she breathes, she can iron.”