Undateables, Supersize and Don't Blame Facebook give Plymouth triple true-life spotlight
True-life stories from Plymouth featured on three programs back to back on Channel 4 last night.
The first episodes in new series of Supersize v Superskinny and The Undateables both featured men from the city, while a Plymouth viral video featured in late-night show Don't Blame Facebook.
In Supersize v Superskinny (click here to watch the episode) 24-stone Plymouth man Lewis LJ Marley swapped his 12-takeaway-a-week diet with an anorexic woman.
The Plymouth delivery driver also flew to the USA to meet a 40-stone woman, and was handed a new diet plan by the show's host and resident doctor.
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LJ ditched his takeaway diet and got a new job - and lost 17lbs in two weeks.
Plymouth takeaway 233 featured in the show along with a number of street scenes.
And the city got another good showing - with views of the Barbican, the ski-slope, local pubs and local walks in the next show The Undateables.
The series follows people with disabilities or medical conditions which make it hard for them to find love.
Yesterday it featured Plymouth 21-year-old Brent, who has Tourette Syndrome (click here to watch the episode)
The episode showed how film-maker and rapper Brent Zillwood struggles to control tics which make him shout, whistle and swear - and which get worse under stressful situations such as a date.
The show followed Brent and Plymouth barworker Lizzie on a date on The Barbican and at the ski centre - and showed how Brent's attraction to Lisa completely overcame his syndrome.
Finally a viral video filmed in Plymouth was part of the show Don't Blame Facebook - which looks at how people's lives have been badly disrupted by their activity on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Alongside stories of people arrested for Facebook hacking and flippant Twitter comments was the story of a Plymouth couple who gained global notoriety when they filmed themselves splashing children at a city bus-stop.
Kerry Callard and Alec Goff spoke on the show about how what they thought was a funny clip saw them splashed across global media, attending the police station and facing a public backlash. (Click here to watch the episode)
Kerry gained three points on her license and lost a job - she says because of the clip - as well as being abused in online comments.
As well as showing the YouTube video, the show also featured a number of city sites including the Tamar Bridge.