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.
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.
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.
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.”
Columnist and Restaurant Critic Giles Coren, together with writer and broadcaster Sue Perkins, goes on a journey to discover the culinary delights of the bright young things in the 1920’s.
Giles and Sue journey back to Revolutionary France in the 1780’s to find out what King Louis 16th ate, why Marie-Antoinette was so hated and how the revolution was instrumental in creating the first restaurant and first restaurant critic!
Restaurant Critic Giles Coren and performer and broadcaster Sue Perkins go back to Medieval England to live the life of a Lord and Lady in their country manor.
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.
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