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Following a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain, and addressing the absurdities of diet in our modern age, Fat Friends was a ITV drama. The drama looks at people and how they relate to one another and use body weight as an excuse for all sorts of failures in their relationships, or not living their lives to the full. Some of the cast went on to appear in other films.
Fat Friends (also known as Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends) is a British drama that aired on ITV from 12 October 2000 to 24 March 2005, consisting of 25 episodes over four series. Set in Leeds, the series explores the lives of several slimming club members, with a focus on the various ways their weight has impacted upon them.The series was created by Kay Mellor and made by Rollem Productions in association with Tiger Aspect Productions and Yorkshire Television. Four of the cast — Ruth Jones, James Corden, Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman — went on to appear in the sitcom Gavin & Stacey.
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