The Supersizers Go is a BBC miniseries, featuring Giles Coren and Sue Perkins. These two spend a week living and eating through various periods in history.
Giles and Sue are hilarious to watch and you also learn a little bit about history. You can learn more about the show here.
The initial documentary featured Edwardian England. It was supposed to be a one-of, but instead two-six episode seasons spawned from it. The episodes are not in chronological order, obviously. You start with World War II and end with Ancient Rome.
Episodes in order, including initial documentary:
- Edwardian England (1901-1910)
- Wartime England (Think World War II)
- Restoration England (1660-1688)
- Victorian England (1837-1901)
- England in the Seventies (1970s)
- Elizabethan England (1558-1603)
- Regency England (1811-1837)
- England in the Eighties (1980s)
- Medieval England (400 AD to 1485)
- The French Revolution (1789-1799)
- England in the Twenties (1920s)
- England in the Fifties (1950s)
- Ancient Rome (753 BC to 476 AD)
You can search for them on YouTube or Hulu, but I’ve already complied a playlist with all the episodes in order. You can find it here.
The Eighties episode is especially hilarious because my husband and I finally came to understand why my Mother-In-Law entertains the way she does. We literally sat there watching this episode, looking at each other, saying “That’s where she got it!”
Also, the first episode of the first season, Wartime, was interesting to me because Britain during both World Wars fascinates me. My in-laws are British and spent their childhoods experiencing the end of rationing and rebuilding after World War II. Compared to the United States, England’s rationing carried on into the 1950s.
Enjoy this playlist, if you’re into food shows and history.
© Cori Large 25 Sept 2016