Hideous Histories

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Episode 3 of 5

Duration: 5 minutes

This episode offers a historical perspective on body image ideals. By exploring the humorous and extreme examples of the past, the film aims to put body image ideals into context, thereby questioning contemporary fads and trends.

The programme is presented by a group of four female comedians in their twenties and demonstrates that body image is not just a 21st-century obsession.


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