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World's tallest children.

  • Cameron, Noël.
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About this work


This documentary introduces us to the tallest known children in the world today; some are naturally tall and others have medical conditions that have determined their size. 13-year-old Brendan Adams is over 7 foot tall and is thought to be the tallest child in the world. He has a very rare genetic condition which also makes his joints swollen - walking is very painful. The van Ness family are the tallest family in Britain; every member is well above average including the mum and dad. Craig Glenday, editor of the Guinness Book of World Records travels to Thailand to meet 17-year-old Marley who is possibly the tallest woman in the world. She has a tumour on her pituitary gland and unless it is treated she will continue to get taller - as her family is so poor they can't afford the medicine unless she earns money from her status as the tallest girl in the world. Angelique Cooper is, at 8-years-old, the height of an average 10-year-old. She's inherited her height from her father who is 6,10." He is concerned that she will inherit his large height and takes her to see Professor Noel Cameron in order to predict her future height. A Jamaican girl, Marvadine, is 15-years-old and is 6,9" tall; her sister is just 4 inches shorter.


UK : ITV, 2009.

Physical description

1 DVD (60 min.) : sound, color, PAL.


Broadcast on 8 April 2009.

Creator/production credits

Produced and directed by Malcolm Donkin.

Copyright note

ITV Studios Limited 2009.



  • English

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