Although it’s equally telling that any insights into the specific reasons for it remain mired in miscommunication and awkwardness. What could be horribly exploitative – marriage counselling on camera while the kids sit in – becomes revealing and deeply involving, thanks to Lambert’s canny combination of fearlessness and empathy.
Too much has been left unsaid for too long in many of these families: in opening up so publicly, a long-overdue healing process looks like beginning, while it may also prompt a little soul-searching among viewers too. It’s easy to talk about putting the children first, but a lot harder in practice.
The Old Crown
This New Oxford Street pub looks every bit the contemporary take on a traditional British boozer - think large leather chesterfields and exposed brickwork alongside gilded rococo mirrors, intricate chandeliers and wallpaper with a hint of the hunt about it. The food menu is a mix of pub classics, sharing boards and daily specials. Brunch is served from 11am – 4pm. Beers include Amstel, Blue Moon and Peroni. A short wine list takes in France, Italy, Spain and a few new world regions, with most of the bottles available by the glass. Classic cocktails sit alongside Old Crown specials, including 'twisted' gin and tonics. There's a late license on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with DJs bringing the party vibe until 3am.
Venue says: “The Old Crown public house is a secret oasis away from the bustle of the West End, delivering locally-sourced fresh produce.”