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Cooking in a bedsitter

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Thu 08-Dec-16 19:56:46

Anyone else listening to this? I've heard the first two on catch up. Enjoyed them. I have the book (still) and always enjoyed leafing through it.

pooh2 Thu 08-Dec-16 19:58:49

I only heard one episode but I really liked it 😄 didn't realise it was based on a book.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Thu 08-Dec-16 21:08:12

It's based on a cookery book of that name by Katherine Whitehorn. The story is original but uses the recipes from the book. Nice idea!

Timetogetup0630 Sun 11-Dec-16 19:41:27

I think it's great !
Very clever.
I took that book to University with me in 1979.
My boyfriend ( at the time) and I made many versions of "The Dish".

Liiinoo Mon 12-Dec-16 20:06:38

I am enjoying the series. Sadly my copy of the book fell apart many, many years ago but it was a great help when I first left home. I particularly cherish the memory of a 'hot dog risotto' that I think came from there. It would make me barf now but in my house full of bedsits in Beckenham, in 1980, it was considered haute cuisine.

Liiinoo Mon 12-Dec-16 20:07:24

And I really, really miss Honey magazine.

RandomDent Mon 19-Dec-16 17:59:15

I enjoyed this too. When is it set?

zen1 Mon 19-Dec-16 18:01:59

I'm listening to this as well. It's set in the mid 60s I think.

RandomDent Mon 19-Dec-16 20:51:02

Thank you zen. I wouldn't class it as full comedy like the iPlayer has, but it's gentle drama really.

Still funnier than Clare in the Cimmunity though. grin

zen1 Mon 19-Dec-16 22:29:59

I became strangely fond of Clare in the Community fblush

Liiinoo Wed 21-Dec-16 00:10:17

Yes! Clare in the Community has grown on me too. But not as much as Fags, Mags and Bags. The first few times I heard it I was outraged at the predictable stereotyping but now I love it. Every line is a joy and nothing makes me happier than a shop with a wall of crisps.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Thu 22-Dec-16 12:02:10

Well, I've just listened to the last episode. Nooooooooooooooooo! They can't leave it like that! I want to know what happens next. I hope this means they are setting things up for a second series.

Liiinoo Wed 11-Jan-17 02:19:55

Are you saying it ended at episode 4? I heard that one and when there was nothing else I assumed it was a seasonal break. They cannot leave is hanging like that.

Liiinoo Wed 11-Jan-17 02:20:07

Can they?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 11-Jan-17 09:38:47

Yes, on i player it says episode 4 of 4. There must be another series. That wasn't an ending!

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