DVD/Video - The Fattest Man in Britain
Released 28th December 2009 2enterain / ITV studios.
This is the DVD release of the 2009 one-off TV show starring Bobby.
A delightful, touching and funny drama from the multi award-winning Caroline Aherne (Royle Family, Mrs Merton Show) and Jeff Pope (Christmas Lights, Dirty Filthy Love).
It’s been 23 years since seriously obese Georgie Godwin (Timothy Spall) left his house. His only relationship with life outside is found in daytime telly, the view from his living room window and his visitors. He relies on Janice, his kindly neighbour who comes in each day to look after him and his friend and agent Morris Morrissey (Bobby Ball). In charge of making sure he retains his title and cashes in on his size by feeding him up, Morris brings taxi loads of tourists to gawp at the “eighth wonder of the world”.
Then, striking up a friendship with a troubled teenager sent from Social Services to tend to his overgrown garden, Georgie seems persuaded to try to lose weight. As Morris begins to fear losing his cash cow, salvation appears by way of the local news – a chance to take on his rival Big Brian in a live weigh-in …
So, what does Georgie really want, the glory of being the Fattest Man in Britain, or a life he never dreamed he could have?
Featuring original music by Badly Drawn Boy
Written and Created by: Jeff Pope and Caroline Aherne
Produced by: Jeff Pope
Directed by: David Blair
Executive Producer: Saurabh Kakkar