Pick Of The Week – Monday 4th May
Fix My Fat Head, Tuesday 5th May, BBC1, 10.35pm Alert Me
Following journalist Hannah Jones as she embarks on a six-month journey to discover why she, and millions like her, is unable to lose weight. At 21 stone, Hannah is officially clinically obese, and has tried everything from the egg diet to the Atkins diet in order to bring this weight down. Is her dysfunctional relationship with food a psychological, rather than a physical, problem?
Claire Richards My Big Fat Wedding, Tuesday 5th May, BBC3, 9.00pm Alert Me
Documentary following ex-pop star Claire Richards’ efforts to go from overweight couch potato to her dream size 12 in time for her wedding. She tries to shed the pounds whilst battling her insatiable love of food, look after her baby and kick start her pop career. Along the way she attends a brutal bridal boot camp, faces the dreaded paparazzi on the red carpet and meets fellow weight-loss brides.
Wheeler Dealers, Tuesday 5th May, Discovery Real Time, 9.00pm Alert Me
Wheeler Dealers is a television show on the Discovery network, fronted by Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China. The show’s premise is that Brewer and China are on a mission to save repairable enthusiast vehicles, by repairing or otherwise improving an example of a particular make and model to a budget, then selling it to a new owner. The team takes on the challenge of renovating a Triumph Spitfire.
Extreme Male Beauty, Thursday 7th May, Channel 4, 10.00pm Alert Me
Series which follows one man each week as he is re-branded and transformed from slovenly slob to perfect Adonis. Every part of his physique is scrutinised and sculpted in an attempt to create the perfect body. In episode one, Tim begins his quest to transform himself from `superslob’ to Superman in just eight weeks, by firstly focusing on his chest as he tries to turn his man boobs into pecs you see on poster boys.
Cutting Edge – Madeleine Was Here, Thursday 7th May, Channel 4, 9.00pm Alert Me
Two years after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, what is life like for her parents Kate and Gerry? How do they deal with the pain of not knowing what has happened to their daughter, and how do they try to create a normal life for the sake of Madeleine’s brother and sister, four year-old twins Sean and Amelie? The programme follows the family, and the investigation team working for them, as they try to find answers.