Amelie Gledhill is four but she is still only the size of a baby. She has a rare form of dwarfism called Russell Silver Syndrome. It is a complex genetic condition and as well as being tiny, Amelie has a variety of other medical problems. As she prepares to start school for the first time her parents struggle to find out how the condition might affect their little girl as she grows up.
The Real Thumbelina follows Amelie’s family as they set out to discover what can be done to help their daughter grow.
Executive Producers: Paul Hamann & Emma Goddard
Producer/Director: Barnaby Peel
Editor: Bruce Law
Photography: Phil Turner, Lee York & Chris Bairstow
Composer: Justin Nichols
Narrator: Lesley Manville
Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment