Pick of the week
“Viewers praise Sandi Toksvig for “sensitive” and “brave” documentary”
“Working on The Write Offs has been one of the great honours of my working life… I believe the ripple effect will be astonishing.“
Pick of the day
“With a light touch.. this show allowed those too-often condemned as unintelligent to be brave and vulnerable”
2 x 60 minutes
PRODUCTION COMPANY: SHINE TV
Imagine not being able to read a text message, the destination of a train, or use the internet. Five million people in Britain wake up to that reality every day, with 1 in 5 adults considered functionally illiterate.
The Write Offs, an empowering and uplifting new two-part series hosted by Sandi Toksvig will explore Britain’s staggeringly low adult literacy rates and offer a group of adults – aged from 22 to 66 years old – a lifechanging opportunity to overcome the one thing that has always held them back.