Nick Warburton – On Mardle Fen

Trevor Peacock stars as ancient, earthy, inspired chef Warwick Hedges, in Series 1 of the comedy drama set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. In these four episodes, a mysterious young man brings his mother for a special meal; Warwick drives his son mad with his constant interference in the kitchen; the dark tale of the twisted eel seems about to repeat itself; and Jack asks his nephew to take care of things so he can get away for a few weeks.

An inspirational chef, Warwick Hedges – aka Mr Toad meets King Lear – runs an up market restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens.

His son Jack works alongside his father, which makes him permanently anxious. They are assisted by Samuel an earthy odd-job man “who crawled out of the slime with the eels” and Zofia, a Polish waitress, who – in later series – becomes a single parent with a baby called Dillie.

The mixture of food, family relationships and Fenland legend is handled with writer Nick Warburton’s characteristic deft comic touch.