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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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