One of America's most popular stars, Reese Witherspoon, unites with one of the world's most acclaimed directors, Mira Nair, to bring to the screen one of the greatest female characters ever created, Rebecca (Becky) Sharp. The new film version of the classic novel by William Makepeace Thackeray introduces a new audience to the beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating Becky. The daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl, Becky is orphaned at a young age. Even as a child, she yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises. As she leaves Miss Pinkerton's Academy at Chiswick, Becky resolves to conquer English society by any means possible. She deploys all of her wit, guile, and sexuality as she makes her way up into high society during the first quarter of the 19th century.
Giles Coren and Sue Perkins travel back to the early days of the Roman Empire. Living in their splendid villa, Senator Giles dons a toga while Vestal Virgin Sue dresses in lose tunics and keeps the fires of Rome burning.
Both Fourth Prince and Eighth Prince try to foil a rebellion, but only one succeeds, with Qingchuan's help.
Concubine De's plot does not go according to plan. Suyan tells Qingchuan the story of her life, which greatly alters the path that Qingchuan had been thinking of taking.
Qingchuan returns to the palace. Concubine De hatches a plot that may have huge consequences for Crown Prince.
The emperor catches the Eighth Prince gambling with court officials. He comes to a decision that devastates Qingchuan.
Living in a converted loft on the Thames, Restaurant critic Giles Coren and performer and broadcaster Sue Perkins go back to the 1980’s and the years of their adolescence, sampling the high life of a couple of yuppies.
Restaurant Critic Giles Coren and writer and performer Sue Perkins spend a week on a diet spanning the Regency Years of 1789 – 1821. With Rosemary Shrager cooking for them at their country manor house, they enjoy the trappings of the landed gentry.
Restaurant Critic Giles Coren and writer and performer Sue Perkins spend a week going back to the food of Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare. Cooking for them at home is top chef Paul Merrett. Giles puts on his codpiece and Sue makes up like Queen Bess.
Giles grows his sideburns and Sue dons a wig of long hair as they dress in their flares and bright colours to go down memory lane and spend a week going back to the food of their childhood in the 1970's. Cooking for them at home is top chef Mark Hix.
Giles and Sue try the food of Restoration Britain in the 1660's. A time of fire and plague. They both don wigs, with Giles in tight breeches and Sue in wide skirts. They snack on coxcombs, eel pie and copious amounts of small beer.
Restaurant critic Giles Coren and broadcaster Sue Perkins go back to the 1950’s, an era where we started on rations and ended by Prime Minister Harold MacMillan remarking that “we’d never had it so good.”