Sideshow Stars: The True Story

HISTORY CHANNEL – Wednesday 19 November, 10.30pm

This special presents a fascinating under-the-skin investigation of circus sideshow medical mysteries that features state-of-the-art animation, inside-the-body imaging, myth-busting stunts and Hollywood special effects. Audiences of the 19th century flocked to gawk at the afflicted, from hairy women and scaly men to conjoined twins. The three-Legged-Man, two-Headed Lady, and the Dog-Faced Boy were the true superstars of their time, but their rare conditions, and lifestyles, were barely understood until today.

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