Fat Friends - Netflix
Fat Friends is an ITV drama (made by Tiger Aspect and Yorkshire Television), following a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain and addresses the absurdities of dieting in our modern age. The drama looks at people and how they relate to one another and use body weight as an excuse for all sorts of failings in their relationships, or not living their lives to the full. A later sitcom, Gavin and Stacey used a very similar cast. The premise of the programme is set around a slimming club in the Headingley district of Leeds. The club is run by the formidable Carol, who fruitlessly tries to get her attendees to follow the 'Super Slimmers' diet. The characters who attend the club are from varied backgrounds and of varied weight. Whilst there is plots ongoing throughout all four series', each episode focus' on one particular character.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Fat Friends - My Mad Fat Diary - Netflix
My Mad Fat Diary is a BAFTA-nominated British comedy-drama television series that debuted on E4 on 14 January 2013. It is based on the novel My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary by Rae Earl. The second series started on 17 February 2014 and ended on 31 March 2014, with each episode posted on 4oD a week prior to the television release. In November 2014, it was announced that a final three-episode third series would be made, set in 1996. After three series and sixteen episodes, My Mad Fat Diary broadcast its final episode on 6 July 2015.
Fat Friends - Recurring cast - Netflix
Bamshad Abedi-Amin as Karim Bouchtat, the Tunisian illegal immigrant boyfriend, and later husband, of Rae's mum. Shazad Latif as Dr. Nick Kassar (series 1), a doctor at the psychiatric hospital. Eliot Otis Brown Walters as Big G (series 1), a bully who often picks on Rae, calling her Jabba. Keith Allen as Victor Earl (series 2-3), Rae's father. Sacha Parkinson as Stacey Stringfellow (series 2), a popular girl who used to date Finn and bullies other girls. Susie Potter as Amy Malone, a tough girl in Stacey's clique. She falls out with Stacey after she said she looked 'proper rough'. She later ends up dating Liam, and even threatens Rae whenever she sees her with Liam. Jodie Hamblet as Vicky, a popular girl in Stacey's clique. She has a skin condition, although she dislikes talking about it. She later becomes an enemy of Rae and Chloe, regularly insulting them at school. Kirsty Armstrong as Lois, a sweet girl in Stacey's clique. She is revealed to be Archie's 'girlfriend'. After Rae “outs” Archie to Lois, she threatens to tell her friends that Archie is gay if he doesn't tell everyone first. Cameron Moore as Stephen Carrisford, a PE Teacher in Rae's school.
Fat Friends - References - Netflix