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Our Lives: Extraordinary People
S01:E08 - Living With Half a Brain
A sensitive documentary following the progress of two children as they undergo radical brain surgery to cure their severe epilepsy.
Directed byClare Bradshaw
S01:E02 - World's Heaviest Child
11-year-old Arya Permana from Indonesia, weighs a massive 30 stone - nearly three times the weight of an average man. A leading weight control specialist, Dr Grace Judio puts Arya on a weight loss plan.
S01:E03 - The Boys Who Fell Apart
Following the life of 17 year old Jonathan who has skin as fragile as a butterfly's wing. He has Epidermolysis Bullosa which means his layers of skin don't stick together and fall awa.
S01:E04 - The Man With Another Man's Arm
Following the medical journey of a British serviceman's struggle to live a healthy functioning life, after losing all four limbs in two IED explosions while touring Afghanistan.
S01:E05 - Freebirthing
Looking at a growing movement of women who are defying medical opinion and choosing to undergo the birth of their child with no medicine, no midwife, and no medical supervision. This extraordinary process is called freebirthing.
S01:E06 - I'm 20 but Look 60
We follow Zara Hartshorn - 16 - from Rotherham, England, as she battles through trials and tribulations of her rare genetic condition, which makes her look older than her years.
S01:E07 - Kill or Cure: Lose 30 Stone or Die
A poignant and moving account of Colin Cornfield's battle to shed weight, as he prepares to undergo a series of operations to reduce his stomach and drastically cut his weight.
S01:E10 - My Breasts or My Life
A powerful and emotional film following a young woman as she goes through a harrowing but ultimately life saving ordeal. Tests have shown that vivacious 22-year old radio DJ Becky Measures has a 90% chance of getting breast cancer, and getting it early. She's now made the tough decision to have a double mastectomy to try to fight off the disease that has ravaged her family.
S01:E14 - The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old
Stuart Wikinson has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - he's trapped inside his body but is determined to make it to university. This intimate film charts Stuart's remarkable journey as he leaves behind the security of his old life to realise his dreams.
S01:E15 - The Girls With Too Much Skin
Documentary about 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.
S01:E16 - The Smallest People in the World
Documentary following the lives of four extraordinary American kids, Danny, Hannah, Bradley and Bri. They are primordial dwarves, the smallest and rarest type of the 200 types of dwarfism. So rare, they are only an estimated 100 in the world.
S01:E17 - The Week the Women Came
Psychosexual therapist Trudy Hannington is on a crusade to bring better sex to Britain. With access to her therapy sessions we follow two women as they embark on a journey of self discovery, and try to get their sex lives back on track.
S01:E18 - Too Fat to Toddle
Four families with overweight children take part in an experiment to see if they can change their behaviour now in order to influence their children's future health for the better.
S01:E19 - Too Posh to Pay
There's a new breed of thief on the high street who has a well paid job, plenty of ready cash and can easily afford the things they want- but instead they choose to steal. This documentary looks at the growing phenomenon of rich shoplifters- why they do it and what they get away with.
S01:E20 - World's Biggest Boy
A compelling documentary focusing on seven-year old Russian boy Jambik Hatohov, who weighs 16 stone, the same as a baby elephant, and measures 4ft 3in tall. A hero in his home town, Jambik continues to grow at an alarming rate.