A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
Now operating successful bakery Top Bun, Wallace is smitten when he runs into the former Bake-o-Lite girl, Piella, but Gromit quickly discovers that she is a serial killer who has already seen off twelve bakers.
A lot of fun with lots of nice details and puns and movie references but the necessity of screaming through the plot (it doesn’t feel anything like thirty minutes long) means nothing makes a lasting impression. Still, while The Wrong Trousers, especially, and A Close Shave are both rather better, it’s nice to see the BBC making some original dramatic entertainment for their Christmas schedules rather purely stuffing it with the horror of ‘talent’ and ‘celebrity’ shows and it’s a genuine joy to see animators fingerprints in Wallace and Gromit.
This television contains , violence and violence.
Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.