- Radio Times
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- Claire Webb
It isn’t easy to find a sophisticated outfit and foxy high heels when you’re the size of an eight-year-old, but Jasmine Burkitt is determined. We first met this courageous young woman two years ago in the series Small Teen, Bigger World, in which she resolved to lead a normal life in spite of the fact she suffers from a rare form of dwarfism and had to care for her ailing (and exasperating) mother.
We catch up with her as her 18th birthday party approaches, and Jasmine is reeling from another blow: her heroin-addict father has relapsed and disappeared. It would be a testing time for anybody, so thank goodness Jasmine – despite her wishes – is no ordinary teenager. Watching her grit her teeth and grin in the face of life’s knocks is heartrending and humbling.
About this programme
A chance to catch up with Jazz Burkitt, who has restricted growth and is the height of an average nine-year-old, as she prepares for her 18th birthday. The documentary also follows the teenager on a trip to America as her father begins a methadone detox programme. Having learned that he had slipped back into taking heroin while filming the series Small Teen, Bigger World, Jazz vowed to cease contact with him until he was clean of drugs.
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