Gareth Corke.

Fat Chance

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a weight loss class. 5 episodes (1 series) in 1999. Stars Gareth Corke, Janine Duvitski, Michael Troughton, Anne Reid and others.

Fat Chance

A wannabe Blue Peter presenter joins a weight-loss class

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1999
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Starring
Gareth Corke, Janine Duvitski, Michael Troughton, Anne Reid, Julia Deakin, Tilly Gaunt, Harry Myers and Frances Jeater
Writer
Jenny McDade
Director
Sally Avens
Producer
Sally Avens

Graham Pitscottie dreams of becoming a presenter on Blue Peter. However, he is stuck replenishing the pick 'n' mix at Woolworths.

By his own admission he is, "a bit of a fatso", and because there are no fat Blue Peter presenters, he joins - on the assistance of his mother Soo - a slimming class run by Wendy Bottomley. However, Wendy has not admitted to her husband Clive that she is running a class.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune is "Barnacle Bill" (aka the Blue Peter theme) by Herbert Ashworth-Hope.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 11th February 1999 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Thursday 11th March 1999 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 18th October 2019 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra