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Feeling bloated: Morgan Spurlock

Feeling bloated: Morgan Spurlock


Supersize Me
Channel 4
9pm, Thursday 28 April

Morgan Spurlock’s documentary is based on a simple premise. For one whole month, he will eat McDonald’s food every day — breakfast, lunch and dinner.

And if they ask him if he wants to be “supersized”, increasing the portion, he must say yes. And he must eat it all.

Although it doesn’t tell us more than we already know — McDonald’s isn’t exactly the healthiest food around—the diet’s effect on Spurlock’s health is still shocking and yet fascinating.

Berit Kuennecke


Vietnam Notebook
BBC Radio 2
8pm, Tuesday 26 April

This is the first of a two part history of the Vietnam war marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.

The story is related through the words of British newspaper, radio and TV correspondents who experienced the war at first hand, including John Pilger, Martin Bell and Sandy Gall.

Programme one ends with news leaking out of a massacre of innocents by US troops at the village of My Lai. A wave of civil unrest followed in the US and elsewhere.


Here Is Where We Meet
Various London venues
www.johnberger.org

This season of events and exhibitions in and around London is designed around the work of the Marxist art critic John Berger.

It explores and celebrates both the creative and the political commitment of his work.

The season includes readings, performances, discussions and new site specific work, as well as the first ever retrospective of Berger’s prolific body of work in film and television.

Exhibitions are being held in various venues and galleries, including the National Theatre, Tate Britain and the Purdy Hicks Gallery.

Mary Peterson


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Sat 23 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1948
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