Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 24

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24 It's Christmas just like it used to be for the modern couple who Festive Forties themselves that's

HERE'S TO THE NEXT TIME: Glenn Sanderson, 37, loves to tune in to the sound of Glenn Miller ? and watch the Queen's Speech in black and white on his ancient nineinch TV. 'That may seem strange,' he says, 'but I think the Forties was a better time than the present. ' T'S enough to make Channel 4 proud: their 1940s House re-created for real ? and just in time for the Christmas celebrations. Christmas dinner for the pair will be a plain affair with a chicken ? turkey was too expensive a half-century ago ? plus plenty of fresh veg and homemade stuffing, using recipes from old books. "We want Christmas they to be like it was in the Forties ? a happy time, afford but without the commercial excesses of today," Melanie says.

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