delicious series 1 - 3
Starring: dawn french, emilia fox, tanya reynolds and iain glen
REVIEWER: lyall carter
A drama series about food, love and infidelity in Cornwall.
Dawn French made her name in 90’s British comedy gold. From French and Saunders to The Vicar of Dibley, French was a household name. But boy can Dawn French act too which we discover in the wondrously delectable Delicious.
Gina was once married to Leo Vincent, a successful entrepreneur, chef and hotel owner in Cornwall. Leo owes much of his success to Gina's exceptional cooking, but since leaving her for the glamorous Sam, his business has continued to thrive. When Sam has suspicions that Leo is having an affair she confides in Gina, confident that she'll recognise the signs. Only to later discover that it's Gina herself who is the 'other woman'.
While Delicious can sometimes slip into soap territory what holds it together is the relationship between Gina (Dawn French) Sam (Emilia Fox) and the intriguing story made even more interesting as they both discover what Leo (Iain Glen) their ex and current flame has been up to.
With enough drama and food to shake a stick at, Delicious is delightfully entertaining with great performances from French and Fox.