India's Supersize Kids; You're Killing My Son – TV review

Obesity in India is a middle-class problem, but this film failed to answer the big questions and let fast-food firms off the hook

In the Us and the UK, it's working-class kids who tend to be on the wrong end of the obesity epidemic with too much junk food and not enough exercise. In India it's a problem largely confined to the middle classes though, as India's Supersize Kids (BBC2) made clear, the root causes are much the same: sedentary lifestyle – middle-class families often have so many staff that the only finger a child needs to raise is the one attached to a fork – and a fondness for KFC and McDonald's. The difference being that in India fast foods are a symbol of wealth rather than poverty, as a Big Mac costs more than many Indians earn in a day.

Had Anita Rani's film pursued this line of argument
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Tonight's TV highlights 13/08/2013

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You're Killing My Son | Count Arthur Strong | India's Supersize Kids | On the Run | Family Tree | Archer | Football, Madness & Me | Live Cricket: England v Australia

You're Killing My Son: The Mum Who Went on the Run

9pm, Channel 4

In December 2012, Sally Roberts went into hiding with her seven-year-old son, Neon. Roberts didn't want Neon to have radiotherapy as part of his treatment for a brain tumour that had recently been removed, but to receive alternative therapy instead. Neon's father, Ben, from whom Sally was separating, didn't agree. Court battles ensued. With access to the principals, this Cutting Edge documentary offers a painfully vivid picture of an articulate, well-to-do family in the midst of a crisis. Jonathan Wright

Count Arthur Strong

8pm, BBC2

It's the series finale, and Arthur is struggling to deal with the death of Katya ("She was my biggest fan, Michael … She was my only fan!"), while Michael,
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Thirteen

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Opens: April 1st 2011

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Director: Duncan Jones

Summary: A decorated soldier discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. The experiment is a program that enables him to re-live another man's identity in the last eight minutes of his life which he must do repeatedly to find the truth.

Analysis: Two years ago British filmmaker Duncan Jones delivered his indie debut feature "Moon", a little seen but critically acclaimed sci-fi tale that was essentially Sam Rockwell acting alone or against himself. It was fresh, innovative, somber and overall heralded the arrival of a director to watch out for. After failing to secure funding for his next project, Jones quickly hopped onto the helm of this high-concept action/time travel blockbuster.

Naturally came the calls of Jones being a sell out, after all the
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