Drama series following eight women's struggle to lose weight at a weekly slimming club.

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 Kelly Chadwick / ... (25 episodes, 2000-2005)
Janet Dibley ...
 Carol McGary (25 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Betty Simpson (23 episodes, 2000-2005)
Gaynor Faye ...
 Lauren Harris (22 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Jamie Rymer (20 episodes, 2000-2005)
Lisa Riley ...
 Rebecca Patterson (19 episodes, 2002-2005)
Lynda Baron ...
 Norma Patterson (19 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Kevin Chadwick (17 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Alan Ashburn / ... (14 episodes, 2000-2004)
Kathryn Hunt ...
 Val Lorrimer (13 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Douglas Simpson / ... (11 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Max Robertson (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Drama series following eight women's struggle to lose weight at a weekly slimming club.

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A Drama To Diet For

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12 October 2000 (UK)  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Drama Trails: 'Coronation Street' to 'Kingdom' (2008) See more »

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Perfect 10 (Theme Tune)
Performed by The Beautiful South
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Weight Watchers, Watch Out...
3 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Weight Watchers does everything to be able to identify the factors that make people overeat. Weight Watchers tries to think of ways to help people watch their habits and the 'triggers' that make them reach for food when caloric intake for the day is already enough.

It would be natural for Weight Watchers to have a presence in Prime Time TV, showing these situations with wit and wisdom, featuring talented actors.

Too late! It's already been done. 'Fat Friends' looks at the lives of characters and spins stories that make food not a villain but understandably comforting when stress has reached a certain level. In short, it's what everyone at a WW meeting can relate to.

Not by accident, every episode seems to have a 'weigh-in' at a group meeting. Ding! Ding! Ding! This familiar ritual is not the WW meeting and weigh-in of the sensitive sympathetic crowd. The leader is a stern taskmaster - that's the British twist to the dieting weekly check- in.

All the actors are good, the writing is funny and insightful. I particularly liked hearing a young James Corden explain that he needs to be 'big.'

Well worth watching if you can see it on amazon instant video. It's probably also available on DVD.


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