‘This incredible documentary follows one of the UK’s leading specialists to help save the life of the world’s tallest man.’

- Sunday Times

World’s Tallest Man

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 10pm 7th December 2006 on Discovery Channel

Being tall can be very lonely. Being very tall indeed can be life-threatening. Leonid Stadnyk, from Ukraine, is 36 and 8 feet 4 inches tall. He is currently the world’s tallest man. He is tall because he suffers from Pituitary Giantism – but he has never been treated and his life is in danger.

For more than 20 years Leonid has been too fearful to seek help but recently he did have medical tests and we sent the results to one of the world’s leading specialists in Giantism, Harley Street’s Professor Michael Besser. Professor Besser travelled to Ukraine to meet and examine Leonid. He discovers Leonid’s life may have been saved by something little short of a miracle.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Producer/Director: Richard Denton

Editor: Richard Fretwell

Director of Photography: Alex Hansen

Composer: Glen Keiles

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