But the rich have always found a way to party when the world burned - let them eat cake
Richard E Grant, pictured, takes time out from being the Scarlet Pimpernel to impersonate another famous figure from the past, the Marquis de Sade, in Let Them Eat Cake
Let them eat cake
, and celebrate self-absorption while we're at it.
Meanwhile, over on BBC1 French and Saunders are proving that girls can make naff sitcoms too with Let Them Eat Cake
LET THEM EAT CAKE
From left, Julie Moorhouse, Quorum Business Park; Denise Marshall, CoffeeGiant and Jane Curry, Macmillan Cancer Support
Let Them Eat Cake
, a six-part sitcom set on the eve of the French Revolution, is described as "murder, scandal and lots of rumpo involving mad aristocrats in the court of Louis XVI" and begins next month.
Spectacular science series Walking With Dinosaurs, new French and Saunders sitcom Let Them Eat Cake
and a trilogy of programmes about war throughout the century are some of the highlights of the coming BBC1 season.
Of the poor she said: "If they have no bread, let them eat cake
LET THEM EAT CAKE
Finlay Dodds, six, at yesterday's launch.
And, if the caloric demands start to get to you, perhaps you should remember some famous historical advice and let them eat cake
EUR11 Make breakfast fun with these brightly-coloured car-shaped egg cup holders, TK Maxx; EUR2 Brighten up the kitchen with floral bowls, Matalan; EUR28 Store kitchen products away in this housekeeper's box, M&S; EUR18 Dress like a domestic goddess in this cupcake apron, Oliver Bonas; EUR10 Let them eat cake
, pink stand for cakes, Argos; EUR1.
99 Let them eat cake
, pink stand for cakes, Argos; pounds 25 Get the measurements wrong and it'll be a disaster.
Wherever I've been in Africa there's always been air-conditioning, fresh paint and dancing natives; (c) Let them eat cake
THERE was always the chance that the first slice of Let Them Eat Cake
was a false start and that the sitcom would warm up in the second episode.
The pair have teamed up for their first sitcom together in BBC1's Let Them Eat Cake