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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ruth Jones ...  Kelly Chadwick / ... 25 episodes, 2000-2005
Janet Dibley Janet Dibley ...  Carol McGary 25 episodes, 2000-2005
Alison Steadman ...  Betty Simpson 23 episodes, 2000-2005
Gaynor Faye ...  Lauren Harris 22 episodes, 2000-2005
James Corden ...  Jamie Rymer 20 episodes, 2000-2005
Lisa Riley Lisa Riley ...  Rebecca Patterson 19 episodes, 2002-2005
Lynda Baron Lynda Baron ...  Norma Patterson 19 episodes, 2002-2005
Jonathan Ryland ...  Kevin Chadwick 17 episodes, 2000-2005
Richard Ridings ...  Alan Ashburn / ... 14 episodes, 2000-2004
Kathryn Hunt Kathryn Hunt ...  Val Lorrimer 13 episodes, 2000-2002
Barrie Rutter ...  Douglas Simpson / ... 11 episodes, 2000-2005
David Harewood ...  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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Drama

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lihavat ystävät See more »

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GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: James Corden (2017) See more »

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Perfect 10 (Theme Tune)
Performed by The Beautiful South
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Been there, seen that
2 March 2004 | by alupkaSee all my reviews

A funny film that shows what it is like to be fat in this world where a lot of things are about looks. Sometimes the films becomes sad, but it is always optimistic.

Everyone who has been on a diet and has tried to lose weight will recognize the problems in one of the characters. It was very easy for me to relate to that.

The film does not mock fat people. But it shows the fact that we all know - you don't have to be slim to be happy.

We all know this, but not everyone really believes it and lives his/her life accordingly.


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