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Channel 5 lines up ‘Too Fat to Fly”

Channel 5 in the UK has commissioned Zig Zag Productions to produce a one-off documentary, Too Fat to Fly, as part of the channel's obesity focused 'Supersize Season.'
August 14, 2013


Channel 5 in the UK has commissioned Zig Zag Productions to produce a one-off documentary, Too Fat to Fly, as part of the channel’s obesity focused ‘Supersize Season.’

Airing in the fall, the 60-minute documentary will look at the holiday horror scenarios that have been experienced by obese people in the UK and which have inspired them to change their lives.

Too Fat to Fly will recall their tales, which include being excluded from theme park rides, and examine their motivation to change. Zig Zag Productions’ Brent Baker and Danny Fenton will serve as executive producers for the show.

“A staggering 65% of the UK population is now overweight or obese and it’s all to easy to gain a few in the comfort of our own homes,” said Zig Zag CEO Danny Fenton. “Too Fat to Fly is a sympathetic look at the challenges involved in going on holiday when you are a very big and how that experience can change people.”

 

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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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