The Diets That Time Forgot

Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Measuring Up

Series 1 · Episode 1

Could the diets of the past help the slimmers of today? Watch 21st-century slimmers spending 24 days on weight loss diets and fitness regimes that were popular in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods and the 'roaring' Twenties.

Burning It Up

Series 1 · Episode 2

Offal’s on the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with cold plunges and exercise in this second phase of Sir Roy Strong’s historic slimming experiment.

The Great Outdoors

Series 1 · Episode 3

Lady Devonport gets stark naked and invites everyone to strip off and join her. She hasn’t gone mad she’s demonstrating an important point.

The Great Insides

Series 1 · Episode 4

Matron wants stool samples from everyone and hands out bed-pans. What happens next is not for the squeamish – but it’s all in the cause of science.

The Slimming Drill

Series 1 · Episode 5

There’s bad language at dawn at Sir Roy Strong’s historic health farm this week. In a last ditch attempt to get the residents to embrace personal discipline, the army’s been called in and war has been declared.

Extreme Measures

Series 1 · Episode 6

There are electric shock treatments and tapeworms on offer at Sir Roy Strong’s historic health farm this week. With just four days left before the resident slimmers return to the real world, they’re keen to do all they can to shed the extra pounds.