The History Channel is to broadcast a documentary about well-known seventh son of a seventh son healer, Danny Gallagher, to a global audience later this year.
Mr Gallagher, from Maghera, Derry, regularly holds clinics in the Midlands.
Although he does not describe himself as a healer or claim curative results, he has been making headlines for many years, both at home and abroad, for his apparent miraculous healing gift.
One of Mr Gallagher’s most famous cures attracted huge international media attention in 1976 when a 40-year-old housewife from Birmingham, Jean Pritchett, appeared to be cured of blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa, from which she had suffered for 22 years.
Her story caused an immediate sensation and attracted front page coverage. Not surprisingly, the medical profession was immediately critical, with one doctor expressing the opinion that Mrs Pritchett had suffered from a case of hysterical blindness, which was probably brought on by auto-suggestion. However another specialist argued that her eyes were correctly diagnosed and added that Mrs Pritchett was blind and now could see.