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Australian men are in crisis. They're fatter than ever before and by the time they are 40 our men are dying like never before. But is obesity the problem? Or is a big belly a symptom of an inward spiritual void? By following three middle-aged blokes through a weight-loss program, this story goes beyond the belly to find out why our menfolk are not taking care of themselves. Beyond the mere physical, we explore how men are coming to terms with the challenges of mid-life in a secular society which celebrates youth and all but ignores them. A story for our time.

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Roger Bayley


Geraldine Doogue (Narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
History and national identity, Religion and ethics, Science, Social contemporary
Production Company
ABC TV Religion and Ethics Unit


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ABC Content Sales