TV Movie | Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The film is an adaptation of the autobiography of food writer Nigel Slater. The central character is given that name. In the final scene, when Freddie Highmore is given a job in the kitchens of the Savoy hotel, the person who hires him is played by the real life Nigel Slater.
I brought you a cup of tea, nice with a cake.
Nigel Slater: I don't want to, I don't have to have it. I don't want you in my life anymore!
In the opening scene, Nigel states that his mother had an aversion to fresh vegetables and that he has "never had a vegetable that didn't come in a tin," but in the picnic scene at the beach the family clearly has fresh butter lettuce leaves and half a tomato in their lunch, and they have vegetables planted in their garden in the back yard.
The opening credits in the grocery store consist of the names of the writers, producer and lead actors printed on actual products, the title, and the director's name shown on a scale.