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

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Kay Mellor
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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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lihavat ystävät See more »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color
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Referenced in Granada Reports: 30 May 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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Perfect 10 (Theme Tune)
Performed by The Beautiful South
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Hilarious and subversive
18 May 2002 | by tristram-4See all my reviews

Great cast make this very funny satire on the obsession to lose weight. The great thing about this series is that it does not present fat people as pathetic trying to mock them but as normal people which one can identify with. If you like good comedies, Don't miss!


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