The Film

27-year-old Brian Richards suffers from the same disorder as Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man – an individual with horrific disfigurements who rose to become a celebrity in Victorian times. 

Now Brian is about to embark upon a unique journey to bring the Elephant Man back to life.  While Brian traces Merrick’s footsteps in London, a team of international scientists has been granted unprecedented access to Merrick’s skeleton. 

Equipped with the latest in medical and computer technology, they will attempt to recreate how the Elephant Man walked and talked and – for the first time – they’ll solve the mystery of his sudden death. 

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1 x 90' 1 x 60' for Discovery, Channel 4