Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

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THE HOUSE OF EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE CHANNEL 5, 10PM TED Parrotman is so besotted by parrots that he changed his name, had his ears cut off, had his eyes tattooed, implants in his head and wants surgery to make his nose look more like a beak.

Dan Cooper was so unhappy at the idea of having two legs that at the age of 64 he found a surgeon to amputate one.

These are just two of the people put together in a Yorkshire cottage for this series, which sees nine individuals confront public perceptions.

There are others who did not choose to be different. Harnaam, 27, has thick facial hair as a result of polycystic ovary syndrome. Bashir, 24, has vitiligo and Rachael, 43, has a rare disorder that has left her body covered in thousands of benign tumours.

DEEP OCEAN LIVE SKY ATLANTIC, 8PM REPORTING from deep down in the Indian Ocean, this exciting broadcast makes history as the first live TV news bulletin from under the sea. …

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