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MIPTV Picks 2013: Heston’s Fantastical Food

This series from UK celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal takes the concept of "super-sizing" to new and indeed, fantastic, heights.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT/LIFESTYLE

Partners: Produced by betty TV for Channel 4; distributed by DRG

Length/volume: 7 x 60 minutes

Aired: November 2012 (UK)

Rights available: Television and video rights for world, excluding UK

We’re all familiar with Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me, but this series from UK celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal takes the concept of “super-sizing” to new and indeed, fantastic, heights. As a foodie who loves a challenge, Blumenthal sets out here to create giant versions of cherished meals and treats, in order to restore the wonder and excitement over food that we had as children. Expect to see more-than-generous portions of pub grub, the world’s biggest packet of Rolos, and a tea bag that could potentially serve all of London in this whimsical, appetite-whetting series.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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