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The Diets That Time Forgot

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV' started by KD, 18 March 2008 Social URL.

  1. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    Did anyone watch this? I've been on the road tonight, but recorded it and just starting to watching. Reckon this is going to be really good.:cool:

    The Diets That Time Forgot
    Tuesday 18 March
    9:00pm - 10:00pm
    Channel 4
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    Nine volunteers are subjected to archaic nutritional indignities in the opening episode of this enjoyably silly, six-part self-improvement series. With a premise hinged, precariously, on the idea that our late-19th- and early-20thcentury forebears were thinner than we are, it stifles a snigger as it unveils the eccentric diets that its pudgy subjects will endure during their 24-day stint at the "Institute of Physical Culture" mansion. Among the old-time treats awaiting these wary diners are semi-plucked Victorian pheasants, stewed cucumber, and stentorian supervisor Sir Roy Strong, a wonderfully prickly toff in tweed plus fours whose palpable disgust for his charges' lethargy ("I am repelled by what I see") suggests their experience will be as tense as it is unpalatable.
     
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  3. KD

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    Oh...I thought that was brill!

    Like a old fashioned Biggest Loser. Can't wait until next week :clap:
     
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    hollycat To infinity and beyond!

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    I thought it was great too.

    Looks like Nikki - the trucker from Hull :D is the one who walks out next week.
     
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    Must admit I enjoyed it too, its nice to have a abit of a "twist" on an old theme x
     
  6. KD

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    Oh... Glad other people watched it too :clap:

    Yes, it does look like that :( Shame as I think she's the most interesting (at the moment anyway)
     
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    Oh man - this is what happens when you go see terrible films in the cinema. I'm gunna have to look for a repeat now.

    Sounds very interesting though xxx
     
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    Russiandoll Carpe diem

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    I didn't fancy it ... there are so many programmes now about novel (usually gruelling) ways of teaching fatties a lesson that I see them advertised now and think 'here we go - another subliminal fat-bashing prog'.
     
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    I know what you mean, and I must admit that I don't like that side of it at all. Really annoys me. But it was interesting to see how the 3 teams compared with their weightloss.

    Each team is on a different diet. One is rather like Atkins, one on the chew-chew diet and the last team calorie counting (1200 cals a day)

    It was interesting to note that in one team a guy lost 12lbs(?) in the 4 days, whilst another member only lost 1. I think they were eating the same???
     
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    hollycat To infinity and beyond!

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    I thought that. perhaps they had a secret stash in their suitcase :rolleyes:
     
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    I really enjoyed it too - definitely gonna keep on watching it! The difference with the weightloss within the different groups even was shocking enough! And oh, I LOVE the costumes!
     
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