10.35pm, 60 mins, 2009
Fifteen years old and weighing 33 stone, Georgia Davies has been dubbed by the tabloids as the ‘fattest teen in Britain’. She embarks on a physical and psychological journey to save her own life by enrolling at a ‘fat camp’ in North Carolina, USA, which uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help teenagers regain control of their bodies. This is the first of three films for BBC’s Headroom season looking at the psychological aspects of eating disorders in teenagers.
Produced, filmed and directed by: Clio David
‘this humane film managed to explode some of the most commonly held stereotypes about obesity, drawing a subtle picture’ - The Independent, Weekend Review
‘this is about as responsible as programmes about overweight people get’ - Sam Wollaston, The Guardian
‘Georgia’s Story is a considerable source of encouragement and hope’ - David Chater, The Times preview
‘a moving documentary…treated sensitively, this isn’t a freak show masquerading as a documentary’ - Sky TV
'The sweet thing about Georgia’s story was the way it confounded your cynicism' - Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent