THE REAL FACE OF SANTA

 

One-Hour Special for BBC Two / Discovery / La7 / Fremantle

The Real Face of Santa

The image of a rosy-cheeked, white bearded Santa Claus, in a red costume, is recognised all over the world. Yet little is known about the real St Nicholas, an early Christian bishop who lived in Turkey. This documentary pieces together historical and forensic clues to reveal new details about the life of Saint Nicholas, and a team of forensic reconstruction experts use his skull to build a facial reconstruction that reveals his true likeness.

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