ITV - The Fattest Man In Britain

minn_82

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S: 14st7lb G: 11st0lb

minn_82

Full Member
S: 14st7lb G: 11st0lb
Not too sure, the tv guide says:

If you're worried about gaining the odd pound over the next few days, this should put things in perspective. It's a great, wobbling tale of about a Rochdale man who's so obese he becomes a tourist attraction. Timothy Spall plays warm-hearted giant Georgie Godwin; his agent Maurice (Bobby Ball at his most terrifying) charges foreign tourists to line up in Georgie's front room and hear him sing bad karaoke. The script is co-written by Caroline Aherne and has her characteristic mix of broad comedy larded with touching moments. The opening scenes rely too heavily on caricatures, but stick around and things warm up. Music by Badly Drawn Boy lends the whole thing a poignancy the script doesn't always manage, but by the end you're left with the lingering feeling that you've seen a modern fable.
 

minn_82

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S: 14st7lb G: 11st0lb
Brilliant programme but wont spoil it for those of you who are watching it later, very inspiring I thought :)
 

MsJMC

Strong women stay slim
S: 17st3lb C: 17st3lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I enjoyed that , made you take note about over eating ... and thought it was funny and sad ...
 

Harry'sMom07

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S: 14st3.0lb C: 13st11.5lb G: 11st0.0lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 0st5.5lb(2.76%)
I liked it :) And loved the 'Happy 30th Nana' banner in the background near the end :8855:
 

mumtheshopper

Silver Member
S: 12st6lb C: 12st4lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 29.5 Loss: 0st2lb(1.15%)
I cried and cried!! Am I just soppy? Brilliant. The ned seemed a bit too 'happy ever after'. If only. But there you go. I just love Bobby Ball, just wsh I could not laugh when he cries.

Lynda
 

SandraEly

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S: 24st4lb C: 16st2lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 36.5 Loss: 8st2lb(33.53%)
I watched it, it was good made me laugh and cry, was also very touched by the underlying story of georgie
 




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