Kathy Burke's All Woman, episode 1 review: A thoughtful, funny and frank view on modern beauty standards

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Actress Kathy Burke
Actress Kathy Burke Credit: Rankin

Kathy Burke is not like other women. Or, at least, she’s aware that there are aspects to modern womanhood that she hasn't engaged with, and is curious to know more. Her three-part documentary All Woman (Channel 4) looked at modern beauty, motherhood, and fairy-tale relationships. “Everyone seems to have an opinion on what a woman should be,” she stated. “Well, this is my opinion”.

The first episode focused on the beauty industry, including plastic surgery, and the pressures modern women are under to look a certain way. It's not an unusual topic for a documentary (Cherry Healey, Annie Price and even Channel 4’s Plastic and Proud have all looked at the rise of plastic surgery in recent years) and...

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