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17 September 2012 @ 09:29 pm

"THE SUPERSIZERS": Eating Through History

Here is a LOOK at the BBC series "THE SUPERSIZERS". Giles Coren and Sue Perkins starred.
25 July 2012 @ 07:28 pm


I wrote this ARTICLE about Woolton Pie, a World War II dish, created during the first year of the war in Great Britain. I first learned about this dish, while watching the BBC series, "THE SUPERSIZERS GO".
20 March 2011 @ 01:19 am
I can't believe I've found this comm! EXCITED!

Can't wait for the Royal Wedding special.  I was very very fortunate to meet Sue last Sunday, but in the excitement I forgot to ask her about it.  (She was conducting at the WOW Festival at the Southbank Centre in London.)  I'll answer qs if anyone has any but I will add that she is so very very lovely :D
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22 November 2010 @ 11:42 pm

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to Giles and Sue Live the Good Life on twitter, producers have announced they plan to make a second series.

Fans, make it known when you like something! :)

Hope everyone is looking forward to the next episode, 9pm on BBC2.
18 November 2010 @ 08:52 am
Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts in between... we're kind of focusing on our Tumblr more at the moment (just a reminder: Giles and Perks @ Tumblr). We'll try to be a little more consistent here for those of you who don't use Tumblr (and are really missing out -- you should get one).

Anyway, the most important thing. Download links. Again, thanks to jukeboxholidayer for letting us know where the episode was lurking online.

Two-parts. You need to download and extract both before it will let you play. If the links break, let us know and we will go hunting for more.

Part One

Part Two

For the millionth time, because you're getting the episodes for free, it is worth considering purchasing the book... however, I'm noticing that it's sold out on a couple of websites. That can only be a good thing then.
In that case, GO BUY GILES' BOOK, Anger Management for Beginners.

Here's a nice little video anyway.

10 November 2010 @ 10:47 pm
The first episode of Giles and Sue Live the Good Life, Getting Started, has turned up on the internet, to our joy. Thanks so much to jukeboxholidayer on tumblr for the link!

If you would like to download it, the link to it is here. If the link breaks, we shall try to find another one, however, we will not upload it ourselves.

Enjoy! :)

Also, another reminder to check out the book that accompanies this short series... especially as we may not get a dvd. Again.
09 November 2010 @ 10:58 pm
05 November 2010 @ 10:19 am
This video surfaced on youtube about eight hours ago:

Remember, Monday, 9pm, BBC Two. BE THERE.
02 November 2010 @ 11:31 pm
Episode 1 of 3: Getting Started

In celebration of The Good Life's 35th birthday, Giles Coren and Sue Perkins step back in time to 1975 to find out what it takes to make the self-sufficient dream a reality. They won't actually be living the life, but set out to learn some of the skills and techniques the lifestyle demands. When the classic sitcom first hit our screens, self-sufficiency was the goal of an eccentric few, but fast forward 35 years and Tom and Barbara Good's determination to grow their own and conserve energy has never seemed so fashionable.

Based in an ordinary suburban street and inspiring themselves with archive clips of the comedy, Giles and Sue try to recreate the Good's world - from growing vegetables in the garden to trying to generate their own power and making their own clothes.

But it won't all be wellies and manure. Just as Margo and Jerry's affluent consumerism provided the perfect foil to their neighbour's earnest experiment in self-sufficiency, Sue and Giles get the opportunity to try out a more mainstream lifestyle in an attempt to understand just what the Goods were kicking back against.

First the pair must work out how to light the solid fuel range and find information on how to grow your own veg and rear your own livestock in a pre-Google era. They manage to get some seeds in the ground before the first of the livestock, four excitable chickens and two frisky goats, arrive.

It's love at first sight for Sue but Giles can't bring himself to touch them. With the help of experts, they are given a crash course in milking and bread making and even manage to produce goat's cheese.

Meanwhile, as social climbing Margo and Jerry, they explore the corporate world of golf and lavish dinner parties which Tom and Barbara had rejected.


(source: BBC.co.uk)
24 October 2010 @ 01:01 pm

SUE: Dirty Coren, rocked by more scandal.
GILES: Oh, it’s rather a good photo, though.
SUE: Four in a bed? Is that all you can manage? Well, I suppose you are 39.

Supersizers Eat…Eighties