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Documentary series exploring the obesity crisis. Hugh learns of simple and obvious changes which could be made to GPs surgeries that could help prevent obesity-related diseases.

In this episode, Hugh learns that there are some simple and obvious changes which could be made to GPs surgeries that could help prevent obesity-related diseases - like putting weighing scales in every GP waiting room and making it mandatory to weigh every patient before they see the doctor. Hugh arranges a trial in Bristol, with dramatic results.

In Newcastle, Hugh meets Janet, who signed up to Newcastle Can but is finding it difficult to lose any weight. Hugh wants to see if she can make changes to her lifestyle by getting outside of her comfort zone, so they head to the beach to go surfing. At the end of Hugh's year-long mission to put the city on a diet, he meets up with some of the people who have already achieved life-changing weight loss and discovers if his ambitious 100,000lb target has been reached.

To learn what the government is doing about the situation, Hugh heads to the Conservative Party Conference, where he has been invited to speak about obesity - but he is frustrated in his attempts to get an audience with Jeremy Hunt. So with the help of Jamie Oliver, Hugh comes up with a bold plan to try and improve the health of our nation once and for all.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 May 2018 03:25

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    John Newman

    Love Me Again

  • 00:02

    Gotye

    Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

  • 00:03

    Mouloudji

    L'amour L'amour L'amour

  • 00:03

    Baxter Dury

    Isabel

  • 00:05

    The Script

    Hall Of Fame (feat. will.i.am)

  • 00:08

    James Vincent McMorrow

    Hear the Noise That Moves So Soft & Low

  • 00:09

    Jamie Lawson

    Don't Let Me Let You Go

  • 00:12

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Pink Panther - Theme

  • 00:18

    Lana Del Rey

    Video Games

  • 00:21

    Rachel Platten

    Fight Song

  • 00:25

    Hozier

    Sedated

  • 00:31

    Baxter Dury

    Picnic On The Edge

  • 00:35

    Submotion Orchestra

    Amira

  • 00:37

    Kasabian

    Clouds

  • 00:38

    Baxter Dury

    Trophies

  • 00:41

    Florence + the Machine

    Shake It Out

  • 00:43

    The 1975

    Chocolate

  • 00:46

    Arctic Monkeys

    Do I Wanna Know?

  • 00:48

    Emeli Sandé

    Next To Me

  • 00:49

    Suede

    She's In Fashion

  • 00:57

    Coldplay

    Paradise

  • 00:58

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & David Shannon

    Pure Imagination

    Conductor: James Fitzpatrick.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Director Helen Simpson
Executive Producer Will Anderson
Executive Producer Kari Lia
Production Company KEO West

Broadcasts

  • Wed 9 May 2018 21:00
  • Wed 9 May 2018 22:45
  • Sun 13 May 2018 13:15
  • Tue 29 May 2018 03:25

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