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Extraordinary people is the Five series of absorbing documentaries exploring remarkable stories of human experience and achievement from all over the world.


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S02E01 Archie - The Six Stone Baby 11/10/2004 Archie is just two years old and weighs almost six stone, or 84 pounds. He has a rare genetic disease called MOMO syndrome, which belongs to the family of overgrowth syndromes. This disease has only been diagnosed in four cases in the world. The name is an acronym of the four primary aspects of the disorder: Macrosomia (excessive birth weight), Obesity, Macrocephaly (excessive head size) and Ocular abnormalities.
S02E02 The Woman with Seven Personalities 18/10/2004 Helen has a multiple personality disorder, probably caused by childhood abuse. Helen's lifelong friend, Dr. Ruth Selwyn, investigates the different personalities, ranging from childish to suicidal.
S02E03 The Man Who Swears He's Normal 25/10/2004 This is the story of three young men who suffer from Tourette's Syndrome. Some of the symptoms of this disorder are involuntary muscle twitching, tics, and even loud verbal outbursts.
S02E04 The Boy with a Tumour for a Face 11/11/2004 Novemthree, five years old, was born on November 3, in Indonesia. When he was three, tumors started growing in his face. They became so large, his face was distorted and he could hardly breathe or eat. A radical surgery was his only hope.
S02E05 Bodies Out of Control 08/11/2004 In this episode of Extraordinary People, a group of people suffer from a rare condition called Dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological muscle disorder that causes uncontrollable, painful spasms anywhere in the body. Although not very well known, it is estimated that there are more than 500,000 people in North America alone that have the disease. This is more than Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington's Disease, and Lou Gehrig's disease combined.
S03E01 The 46-Year Pregnancy 23/03/2005 This episode is about Zahra, a 75 year old woman from Morroco, admitted to the hospital for abdominal pains. To the surprise of the doctor, the pain was due to a baby, mummified in her womb from a pregnancy 46 years earlier. The second part of this episode is about Jane Ingram...who gave birth to a baby that developed outside of the womb, in her abdomen.
S03E02 The Child Who's Older than Her Grandmother 09/05/2005 This episode of Extraordinary People is an update on the documentary from two years ago, titled "The Child Who's Older Than Her Mother." This is the tragic story of Hayley Okines, a six year old girl born with a rare ageing condition known as Progeria.
S03E03 Born Without a Face 16/05/2005 Juliana Wetmore was born with a genetic disease called Treacher Collins syndrome. This is her story of her severe facial disorder.
S03E04 The Boy with the Incredible Brain 23/05/2005 Extraordinary People looks into "savants" which are geniuses capable of calculating complex mathematics and feats of memory.
S03E05 She Stole My Foetus 06/06/2005 Extraordinary People investigates abductions of unborn babies from pregnant women. This episode follows the story of Elijah Evans who was brutally cut from his murdered mother's belly.
S03E06 The Woman with the Remarkable Body 13/06/2005 In this episode, Alison Lapper stands up for the rights of the disabled. Herself, born without arms or legs, is an artist, mother and spokesperson for the handicapped.
S03E07 A Hundred Orgasms a Day 21/07/2005 Follow the story of 3 women who are tormented by unremitting sexual arousal and orgasm. This documentary explain how Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome or PSAS causes this unusual condition. PSAS is a little know neurological disorder where women have symptoms of continuous uncontrollable genital arousal. This condition is unrelated to any kind of sensations of sexual desire. PSAS was initially documented by Doctor Sandra Leiblum in mid 2001, just recently recognized as a unique syndrome in medical science which has a comparable equivalent progressively more claimed by men. A few physicians makes use of the name Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome to reference the disorder in women; some others look at the syndrome of priapism in adult males to be a similar disorder. Most importantly, it is really not connected with hyper-sexuality, also known as nymphomania. Both hyper-sexuality, and nymphomania are not known diagnosable health conditions. Not only is it very rare, the disorder is also seldom reported by affected individual who may think it is embarrassing.
S04E01 The Girl Whose Muscles are Turning Into Bone 07/11/2005 Luciana Wulka's is just seven years old. She was diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossifcans Progressiva, a rare disease, which is progressively changing all of her muscle tissue into bone.
S04E02 The Woman with Half of a Body 14/11/2005 In this story, the deformed legs of Rosemarie Siggins were amputated when she was a child. Today, she works on cars and cares for her family in Pueblo, Colorado.
S04E03 Joined at the Head 21/11/2005 Extraordinary People reports on conjoined twins, Josie and Teresita Alvarez, and, Lori and Dori Schappell, who were surgically separated as children. However, it did not go as well for the adult conjoined twins, Laden and Leleh Bijani from Iran.
S04E04 The Real Rain Man 27/02/2006 In this episode, Extraordinary People reports on the savant Kim Peek who has an amazing recall of facts and information. He can remember everything he has ever read. His condition combines a mixture of both brilliance and disability. Using a brain scan, it was determined that he is missing the normal connection between the left and right side of his brain.
S04E05 The Twin Inside Me 06/03/2006 How can it be that DNA testing proves that Lydia Fairchild cannot be the mother of her own children? In this episode, Lydia was found to be a "chimera" where at her own conception, two separate fertilized eggs merged together instead of growing as two separate twins.
S04E06 The Woman Who Lost 30 Stone 13/03/2006 In this episode of Extraordinary People, Onnie Jackson of Nashville, Tennessee endures complicated surgery to removed excess skin from her body after losing more than 400 pounds!
S04E07 The Seven Year Old Surgeon 20/03/2006 In this episode of Extraordinary People, Akrit Jaswal, just twelve years old, is studying at the University of India to be a doctor. He travels to Britain to be studied by scientists at the Imperial College.
S04E08 The Girl Who Makes Miracles 03/04/2006 Audrey Santo has been in a coma since she was three years old, back in 1987. Since then, she has undergone stigmata manifestations, and religious statues in her room even cry with blood and tears. Thousands of people visit her every years in hopes for a miracle cure.
S04E09 The Boy with a Tumour for a Face (Update) 10/04/2006 Extraordinary People presents an update on the Indonesian boy named Novemthree, who underwent radical surgery in Taiwan to remove a huge, facial tumor. One year later, his tumors have grown and now his life is once again in danger from suffocation and starvation.
S04E10 The Couple with 27 Children 16/04/2006 A generous couple from Atlanta, Georgia, have adopted 23 handicapped children. John and Jeanette Murphy, together with their own four children, take care of the huge family. This is the story of thier daily life.
S04E11 Identical Quads 24/04/2006 In this episode of Extraordinary People, four identical quad girls are followed in their growth in the Mathias family home.
S05E01 The Boy Who Lived Before 18/09/2006 Cameron, ever since he was just a toddler, talks about another family he used to live with, called the Robertsons. Cameron knows the names of his previous family, where they lived, and can even describe the house and the landscape of his previous home on the island of Barra, some 200 miles away. But Cameron has never been there. Doctor Jim Tucker, of the University of Virginia, and Cameron's mother travel to Barra with Cameron to find the house, exactly as Cameron described.
S05E02 The Musical Genius 25/09/2006 Extraordinary People reports on Derek Paravicini. Derek is autistic, blind, retarded, and yet, is a genius at the piano. He can play anything he hears just once. This reports follows him to a major concert where he teams up with another genius pianist...with the same handicap.
S05E03 The Four Year Old Who Ran 40 Miles 02/10/2006 Budhia Singh is just four years old when his coach, Biranchi Das enters Budhia into a controversial 40 mile run for media exposure. Budhia was an orphan, always running, as much as 20 miles a day since the age of three. Now, Biranchi is training Budhia to become the world's youngest Olympic marathon runner. But the public is not too keen on the exploitation of such of young boy.
S05E04 Britain's Identical Quads 09/10/2006 José and Julie are about to become parents of identical quads in Britain. The story by Extraordinary People covers the risky pregnancy and birth of the quads.
S05E05 Building a New Face 17/10/2006 This episode of Extraordinary People takes a look at Juliana Wetmore, who was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic craniofacial disorder. This disease prevented her face from forming and developing at birth. Follow Juliana as she is assessed for and undergoes reconstructive surgery.
S05E06 The Twin Within the Twin 23/10/2006 Extraordinary People reports on the phenomena of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, which occurs in developing twin fetuses, when one of the twins dies and is enveloped by the other or where both die because of unequal distribution of blood. This reports also looks at the case of Bengali farmer, Sanjay, who underwent an operation for what was believed to be a massive tumour in his stomach, but turned out to be the semi-formed fetal remains of his twin brother.
S05E07 The Girl Who Survived Rabies 30/10/2006 This documentary of Extraordinary Poeple is about 15 year old, Jeanna Giese, from Wisconsin in the USA, who survived rabies thanks to an innovative and desperate treatment tried out on her by Dr. Rodney Willougby. His technique involved putting her into a deep coma allowing her body to begin an antibody response to the disease that let Jeanna gradually regained normal function. Subsequent testing of the same technique did not have such good results.
S05E08 The Man with No Past 22/01/2007 In this episode of Extraordinary People, David Fitzpatrick experienced sudden inexplicable total memory loss at the age of twenty-five. The report follows David as he tries to regain his memories by travelling to places associated with his life in the hopes of triggering recollection. The report also looks at the effects on his family and his relationships with them.
S05E09 The Boy Who Sees Without Eyes 29/01/2007 Ben Underwood has taught himself to use echo location to navigate around the world. Ben is blind, but has managed to do some truly extraordinary feats.
S05E10 The Twins Who Share a Body 15/03/2007 This episode by Extraordinary People contains a rare look at Abby and Brittany Hensel, dicephalus conjoined twins, having two heads and sharing one body.
S06E01 7/7 - The Man Who Should Be Dead 03/09/2007 Extraordinary People looks at Danny Biddle, who was sitting only a few feet away from suicide bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan on the London Underground when Khan exploded his bomb. He talks about the events of that day on the 7th of July and how he was helped by other survivors and managed to survive in spite of severe injuries. He talks about his treatment and life since then and his recent marriage.
S06E02 The Man Who Dreams the Future 10/09/2007 This report by Extraordinary People looks at Chris Robinson, from Dunstable in Britain, who has pre-cognitive dreams, often of disasters, and who dreamed about planes crashing into tall buildings just two days before 911 in New York. He has also helped in the discovery of missing people and has even undergone various tests to see whether he really does have precognition.
S06E03 The Real Sleeping Beauty 17/09/2007 Extraordinary People investigates the story of Sarah Scantlin, who was injured in a car accident in 1984 and awoke from a coma twenty years later. She was able to speak and think clearly, and revealed that she had been fully aware of what was going on around her during the time of her coma, but had been unable to express herself or move. The story continues as she tries to overcome the physical deterioration in her muscles and body, determined to live as full and normal of a life as possible.
S06E04 The Tiniest Boy in Britain 24/09/2007 This episode of Extraordinary People centers on Alex Connerty from Liverpool, England, who was born with the rare genetic condition primordial dwarfism. This disease severely stunted his growth and means that he will grow no taller than three feet. The report follows Alez and his parents as they travel to the USA in the hopes of finding out more about the condition and his life expectantcy, while he attends the "Little People of America" convention.
S06E05 Vivre avec la moitié du cerveau 01/10/2007 Cameron, une petite fille de 6 ans, souffre d’une maladie rare qui attaque la moitié de son cerveau. Victime de chutes brutales quotidiennes, elle perd peu à peu ses facultés mentales et motrices. Pour vivre, elle va se faire enlever la moitié du cerveau ... mais ce n’est pas sans risque.
S06E06 The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old 08/10/2007 Horizon looks at 19 year old Stuart Wickison, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The condition is usually fatal by the time those affected reach their early twenties. In spite of this, Stuart is determined to go to a local university Horizon follows him as he overcomes increasing medical problems.
S06E07 The Girl with a New Face 15/10/2007 Marlie Casseus from Haiti is just 13 years old as she undergoes dangerous and pioneering facial operations to remove a huge lesion caused by the fibrous dysplasia. Without the surgery, she is in danger of going blind and subsequently killing her from suffocation and starvation. However, the surgery itself is high risk and involves replacing facial bones.
S06E08 The Man with No Face 06/12/2007 Horizon reports on a 51 year old Lisbon man, Jose Mestre, whose face has been engulfed by a massive tumor. Horizon shows how Jose copes with his condition and follows him as he explores life-changing surgery.
S06E09 Deux frères unis par la tête 20/02/2008 Une grossesse sur 80 aboutit à la naissance de jumeaux. Mais la probabilité que deux jumeaux naissent attachés par la tête est de une sur 10 millions ! C’est pourtant ce qui s’est produit en Egypte, dans la famille Ibrahim, où deux frères sont nés reliés entre eux par la tête, en partageant 10% de leur tissu cérébral ! Nous découvrons l’incroyable aventure qui va leur permettre d’être séparés pour mieux vivre ensemble.
S06E10 Hope for Hayley 27/02/2008 Horizon updates a previous documentary on nine year old Hayley Okines, who suffers from the ageing disease, Progeria. They follow her as she embarks on a journey to test a new drug in the USA and deals with the grief of losing her eleven year old friend and fellow progeria sufferer.
S06E11 The Fastest Man on No Legs 05/03/2008 In this report by Extraordinary People, Oscar Pistorius, a South African Para-olympic champion, had his legs amputated when he was born. Today, he uses state-of-the art artifical legs with carbon fiber feet to run. Over the course of a year, he tries to break into the world of normal athletic competition while the International Association of Athletics Federation considers whether he has an unfair advantage or not using his artificial legs.
S06E12 The Girls with Too Much Skin 19/03/2008 Extraordinary People looks at sisters Lucy and Hannah Betts, and Dana and Lara Bowen, who have the genetic disorder Harlequin Ichthyosis, which makes their skin grow at an abnormal rate. This report follows them in their daily life, including three baths a day to remove excess skin build up.
S06E13 The World's Heaviest Man 02/04/2008 This documentary by Extraordinary People is about Manuel Urib from Mexico, who weighs more than 1218 pounds and is completely bed-ridden. This report follows him over a year as he follows a special diet program created by various doctors and medical personnel from around the world as he begins to lose weight.
S06E14 The Human Camera 09/04/2008 This episode of Extraordinary People is about Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic savant artist, who has the extraordinary ability to draw detailed pictures of buildings and cities entirely from memory. This report looks at his life and work, and also as he attempts to draw a 4 meter panorama drawing of London in just five days, based on a fifteen minute helicopter ride above the city.
S06E15 L’incroyable histoire de l’homme arbre 14/04/2008 Dede vit dans un village reculé d’Indonésie avec ses deux enfants. Agé de 32 ans, il développe une maladie de peau rarissime et surprenante. Des racines et des branches poussent en effet sur tout son corps, et peuvent s’allonger de 5 centimètres par an ! Ancien pêcheur, il fait maintenant partie d’une troupe de cirque et est devenue une vraie bête de foire pour faire vivre sa famille !
S06E16 World's Smallest Kids 27/04/2008 This report by Extraordinary People is about the lives and experiences of three children who were born with the Primordial Dwarfism. With this disease, the children can only expect to grow to just three feet tall.
S06E17 The World's Tallest man 25/06/2008 This episode of Extraordinary People features 36 year old Ukranian, Leonid Stadnyk, who is the tallest living man in the world at 8'4". Professor Michael Besser, the UK's leading specialist in gigantism, travels to the Ukraine to see if he can save him from a potentially life threatening condition.
S06E18 Robochick and the Bionic Boy 02/07/2008 Extraordinary People explores the life of Cheri Robertson, who was fitted with a prototype electronic vision system 15 years after losing her sight an automobile accident. However, Jens Naumann, the first patient to undergo the prototype surgery, considers having his defective system removed, Cheri begins to have problems with her system too. The documentary also looks at Evan Reynolds, who has the world's most advanced bionic hand.
S06E19 Outlaw Births 09/07/2008 In this story, Extraordinary People follows three women as they prepare to give birth without medical attention, anesthetics, or professional intervention. Known as freebirthing, it is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and America despite doctor's reservations about the practice, and the issue of legalility.
S06E20 The Rainman Twins 23/07/2008 Extraordinary People investigates Savantism, a rare disorder in which sufferers of developmental disabilities, often autism, are capable of acts of genius that far outstrip their expected level of ability. In Flo and Kay's case, they each have extraordinary memories for facts and dates. Through interviews with several medical professionals, the film attempts to expose the truth behind this amazing and misunderstood condition.
S06E21 Woman with Giant Legs 21/08/2008 Documentary about Mary Sellars, a woman whose legs are four times larger than average and who suffers from an extreme form of Proteus Syndrome. Follows her as she travels to see doctors' in the USA and meets various amputees, as she may have to undergo amputation in order to resolve growing health problems that her condition is causing.
S08E01 Les siamois les plus vieux du monde 18/03/2009 Le destin incroyable de Ronnie et Donnie Galyon, les plus vieux siamois du monde. Nés avec leurs deux corps réunis au niveau du thorax, les médecins ne leur donnaient pas beaucoup de temps à vivre. Pourtant ils ont surpris tout le monde en vivant jusqu’à l’âge avancé de 57 ans et ce, avec un seul système digestif pour deux ! Après s’être produits dans des cirques pendant presque 40 ans, les « Frères Siamois » sont désormais à la retraite et tentent de mener une vie normale, avec l’aide de leur frère Jim et de sa femme Mary. Ce documentaire émouvant nous montre comment Ronnie et Donnie déploient des trésors d’ingéniosité pour accomplir les tâches quotidiennes les plus simples, comme se raser ou bien beurrer des tartines.
S08E02 Tree Man - The Cure 25/03/2009 The show takes a look at an Indonesian fisherman called Dede who is afflicted with tree like growths on his limbs.
S08E03 Freak Show Family 01/04/2009 The series takes a look at the lives of some Indonesian circus performers whose medical conditions made them the main attraction in a freak show. After the circus finished the individuals tried to adjust to a normal life and a British surgeon headed out to Indonesia to see if he could help them.
S08E04 The World's Heaviest Man Gets Married 08/04/2008 Cameras follow the planet's heaviest man as he prepares to get married in Mexico.
S08E05 Les plus petits enfants du monde 15/04/2009 Des caméras ont suivi 3 enfants, pendant leur enfance et adolescence, atteints d’une rare forme de nanisme extrême qui les empêchera certainement d’atteindre le mètre de haut.
S08E06 The Man With Someone Else's Face 22/04/2009 The cameras follow a Chinese surgeon as he attempts a partial face transplant on a man who was attacked by a bear.
S08E07 Octopus Man 29/04/2009 The series takes a look at the life of Rudy Santos who had three extra limbs when he was born.
S08E08 The Man Who Shared His Liver 06/05/2009 A son prepares to risk his own life in an effort to save that of his mother.
S08E09 Growing Up Without a Face 13/05/2009 The series tells the story of five-year-old Juliana who was born with a severe case of Treacher Collins syndrome.
S08E10 Electric Human 20/05/2009 The series takes a look at a man in Puerto Rico who says he can conduct electricity through his body.
S08E11 The World's Strongest Toddler 03/06/2009 The series takes a look at Liam Hoekstra who has 40 per cent more muscle than the average child his age.
S08E12 Real Wolf Kids 10/06/2009 The documentary strand exploring extraordinary tales of human experience concludes with the story of two children suffering from congenital hypertrichosis, or ‘werewolf syndrome’. The programme investigates how genetic research may hold the key to giving these children normal lives – and potentially helping millions of others. Seven-year-old Nat Sasuphan from Thailand was born with congenital hypertrichosis, an extremely rare and incurable disorder that causes the sufferer to grow excessive hair on the face and body. “The worst thing at school is when the new students make fun of me,” says Nat, whose father is worried that Nat’s condition will cause her to develop an inferiority complex. Removing the hair is tricky: laser treatment had bad side effects, hair removal cream leaves a rash and shaving may harm the skin.
S11E01 The Girl with 90% Burns 14/06/2012
S11E02 The Boy They Call Fish 21/06/2012
S11E03 The Baby with a New Face 28/06/2012
S11E04 My Face Is Eating Me Alive 17/06/2013
S11E05 Help! I'm 16 But Look 60 27/06/2013
S11E06 21 and 3ft tall 04/07/2013
S11E07 The Incredible Hulk Woman 11/07/2013

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