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Old Reliant and Rover P5, BBC 4 last night
« on: November 06, 2012, 02:05:53 PM »
An interesting programme about sweets from 8 pm last night, presented by Nigel Sclater. I had not heard of him, but presume he is a successful chef. Lots of traditional sweets in jars discussed, did not see it all but fascinating. This was followed (and partly interrupted by a phone call) by Toast, a film based on Sclater's autobiography about his childhood and odd parents. I thought it would be really dull and was prepared to change channels, but actually it was very good, sometimes funny, sometimes moving.

His Dad had a Rover P5, and both programmes had a good example of this classic, and in Toast there was a brief shot of the gardner unloading a scruffy earlier Reliant. It appeared to be an Estate or a pick-up with hood over the rear space, perhaps like this:

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Both programmes are likely to be repeated, and I would happily watch them again.
 
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Re: Old Reliant and Rover P5, BBC 4 last night
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 07:26:33 PM »
Often the un heralded programs that have the best content. Less hype?
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Re: Old Reliant and Rover P5, BBC 4 last night
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 08:12:56 PM »
nigel slater strange but nice, if a little camp . great book, toast with many childhood memories of sweets and desserts . televised last christmas TOAST. a bit disappointing i thought sometimes the best pictures are inside your head .
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Re: Old Reliant and Rover P5, BBC 4 last night
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 08:26:43 PM »
I have not read the book, but was very impressed with the film. There is a great sweet shop in the High Street in Rye, and another great one in Whitstable.
A shop near me has a few jars of traditional sweets, my faves are Army and Navy (or Cloves)
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Re: Old Reliant and Rover P5, BBC 4 last night
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 08:47:27 PM »
by the way its nigel slater not sclater - are you having a lark marcus . is that the C that you missed out of your post a few days ago
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Re: Old Reliant and Rover P5, BBC 4 last night
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2012, 08:50:31 PM »
I saw a trailer for the shows and I am sure they spelled it with the c because I thought "that's unusual". Perhaps my eyes are failing, let's have a quick look....no, they're fine, must be my brain!
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