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

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Series cast summary:
...  Kelly Chadwick / ... 25 episodes, 2000-2005
Janet Dibley ...  Carol McGary 25 episodes, 2000-2005
...  Betty Simpson 23 episodes, 2000-2005
Gaynor Faye ...  Lauren Harris 22 episodes, 2000-2005
...  Jamie Rymer 20 episodes, 2000-2005
Lisa Riley ...  Rebecca Patterson 19 episodes, 2002-2005
Lynda Baron ...  Norma Patterson 19 episodes, 2002-2005
...  Kevin Chadwick 17 episodes, 2000-2005
...  Alan Ashburn / ... 14 episodes, 2000-2004
Kathryn Hunt ...  Val Lorrimer 13 episodes, 2000-2002
...  Douglas Simpson / ... 11 episodes, 2000-2005
...  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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Lihavat ystävät  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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And now for something completely different...
13 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

As if I didn't hate soap operas enough, I thought that I would utterly detest "Fat Friends" because the main plot is basically about people who are... well, yeah, fat. But what a relieve this was: not only was the subject matter per episode much more interesting than the usual "who slept with whom" in your average drama series, I was surprised to actually see some REAL ACTING on the screen! So they're fat. Who gives a ***. When I watched the show I never had the feeling that I was being forced to take in some kind of moral stance on the "fat issue", but instead I was swept away in the everyday life of the main characters, who go through things and encounter problems that could happen to anyone (divorce, distrust, insecurity, anorexia in the family, being teased etc.). Mostly thanks to the magnificent acting, and the matter-of-factness in style (not a lot of make-up, no overkill in violin-music in dramatic scenes, etc.). A welcome change from the "overdone" melodramas that crowd all TV-channels nowadays (Dutch people like to criticize American TV-series for being too mushy, but Dutch dramas are a lot worse...). I think this "natural thing" in TV and film is something the British are good at. Keep up the good work, guys.


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