Nick Cooper had the brilliant idea of dramatising a cookery book, specifically the 1930s classic French Cooking in Ten Minutes. In each episode, the writer of the book, Edouard de Pomiane, cooks a 3 course meal for two in ten minutes. Why? That is the mystery which sustains the series. It was made for BBC2 and screened between 10.20 and 10.30 over six weeks.