“Working on The Write Offs has been one of the great honours of my working life.  It will change what you think you know about reading and writing. I believe the ripple effect will be astonishing.“
Sandi Toksvig 



Channel 4
2 x 60 minutes


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.


The Write Offs will air on Channel 4 in 2020.

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