THE REAL SLEEPING BEAUTY
Monday 9.30pm, Lifestyle You
Louisa Ball, 15, suffers from a rare sleep disorder known as Kleine-levin Syndrome. After contracting the flu, the teen began sleeping for days on end. Now, every four to eight weeks, she falls into a deep sleep for up to two weeks. Her family wakes her twice a day to feed her. This documentary follows Louisa as she faces school exams, her prom and a family holiday. She is trying a new drug and hopes it will help her stay awake. A series that explores the incredible diversity of mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, insects and plants. Animals and plants that feature in the program have developed their eclectic appearance and abilities through evolution and forces of nature. New Zealand is the first stop; the habits of the kiwi and other creatures are investigated. The kiwi is an honorary mammal, an evolutionary oddity that runs instead of flies.