Sitcom Teenage Health Freak was a 1990’s take on Adrian Mole. Teenager Peter Payne has all the usual adolescent problems, however rather than putting pen to paper, he uses a video camera to record all the things in his life, especially his failure to ‘get off’ with the Amanda Jeffs, the girl of his dreams.
Series writer Daniel Peacock is much better known for his acting work but scored strongly with some entertaining moments here.
UK / Channel 4 – Limelight – Isis / 12×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 25 May 1991 – 29 March 1993
Writer: Daniel Peacock / Producer: Adrian Bate / Directors: Metin Huseyin (Season 1), Peter Cattaneo (Season 2)
ALEX LANGDON as Peter Payne
LIZA WALKER as Amanda Jeffs
DANIEL PEACOCK as Dad
TILLY VOSBURGH as Mum
TONY ROBINSON as Headmaster