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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Perfect 10 (Theme Tune)
Performed by The Beautiful South
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A disgrace of a show that mocks people with a problem...
13 September 2003 | by matt-699See all my reviews

A comedy about fat people. Trying to lose weight. Well done ITV for commissioning such utter degrading trash.

People who have weight problems seriously don't need this kind of ridicule - there are far too many people in the UK and around the world either trying to lose weight when they don't need to (anorexics), or are a bit too big.

This programme only perpetuates ignorance and greed at the base level. Yet another ITV programme which makes fun of people with problems.


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