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

13 August 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

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 »

- John Crace

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Tonight's TV highlights 13/08/2013

12 August 2013 11:01 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

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, »

- Jonathan Wright, Rachel Aroesti, Ali Catterall, Mark Jones, David Stubbs, Gwilym Mumford, Martin Skegg, Andrew Mueller

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