The Debt To Pleasure

Tim Pigott-Smith reads the memoirs and meditations of Tarquin Winot - gourmet, snob and man of letters manque.

Abridged in ten parts by Stewart Conn from John Lanchester's comic novel.

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeFirst
Broadcast
Comments
LB0119970909

Tim Pigott-Smith reads the memoirs and meditations of Tarquin Winot - gourmet, snob and man of letters manque.

Abridged in ten parts by Stewart Conn from John Lanchester's comic novel."To be born in the caul, as I was, is a traditional indication of good luck...'"

LB0219970910

``Scrutiny of one's fellow customers is one of the acknowledged pleasures of dining out...'

LB0319970911

`I have only ever eaten dog once, in the course of an experimental and unrepeated visit to Macao...'

LB0419970913

The end-of-day drink functions as the point at which one exchanges personae.

LB0519970916

`Nothing of importance can be accomplished without planning...'

LB0619970917

Tarquin Winot continues his reflections on food, art and his family history as he pursues a young honeymoon couple through the French countryside

LB0719970918

Does The Hunter Always Foresense His Success.

LB0819970920

`Is there not a sense in which all honeymoons, by definition, mix business with pleasure...'

LB0919970921

`Arson is perhaps the most liberal-minded of all violent crimes...'.

LB10 LAST19970922

`The two most important cultural figures in the modern world are the artist and the murderer...'