Love Soup on the Menu at Napa Restaurant

Chiswick Moran Hotel features in new series of popular BBC comedy-drama

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There was a twist to the menu at Napa Restaurant this week after the BBC moved in to film the popular BBC comedy-drama Love Soup. The tv film crew took over the restaurant and transformed parts of the hotel to use as back drop in the second series due to air later this year.

Starring Tamsin Greig as the hapless Alice, Love Soup is written by David Renwick of One Foot in the Grave fame and netted an average of five million viewers an episode during its first series aired in 2005.

The series looks at what happens when your first love is a distant memory but you haven't yet found "the one". It deals with the parallel lives of a perfectly matched couple who are yet to meet each other.

"Week by week we explore their separate lives," explains David Renwick, "Lives that unhappily do not intersect, but which parallel each other in many subtle ways. We observe their hopes and fears as they try to remain sane in a world from which they each feel increasingly excluded.

"Tellingly, and poignantly, each week we see their continuing doomed attempts to find the definitive partner who will bring them the happiness they deserve.

"Surely, we feel, fate must put them together. But since when has fate ever been kind?"

The cast also includes Michael Landes as Gil Raymond, Trudie Styler as Irene, Sheridan Smith as Cleo and Montserrat Lombard as Milly.

March 22, 2007