Fat Friends, a year 2000 drama series produced by late producer and screenwriter, Kay Mellor, had many notable cast some of which are— Ruth Jones, James Corden, Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman, Lynda Baron and Gaynor Faye.
The 25-episode series aired between October 2000 to 24 March 2005.
Fat Friends is a movie that explores the lives of several slimming club members, with a focus on the various ways their weight has impacted upon them.
The slimming club consists of members across various backgrounds and of different weight.
The club owner, Carol (played by Janet Dibley), tries to persuade members of to strictly adhere to the ‘Super Slimmers’ diet but to no avail. All her advice seems to fall on deaf ears.
The series now has a stage musical adaptation directed and written by late screenwriter Kay Mellor, and music composed by Nicholas Lloyd Webber.
The series was nominated for many global awards and won a number of them such as the TV Quick Awards (Best New Drama) and Television and Radio Industries Club Awards (Best TV Drama Programme).