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Duration: 50 minutes

Moving and uplifting documentary following the stories of three children who live with a stammer. Eleven-year-olds Reggie and William, and 14-year-old Bethan, are determined to improve their speech. Along with their parents, they embark on a unique, intensive course at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children.

Over two emotional weeks, the kids open up about their fears and frustrations whilst learning techniques to help with their fluency. This is also a significant journey for the parents, who learn more about themselves and their children than they could have imagined.

Michael Palin's father was a severe stammerer, and Michael speaks movingly about the condition and how it affected his family.

Last on

Tue 18 Oct 2011 23:15 BBC One Northern Ireland only


Interviewed Guest
Michael Palin
David Brindley
David Brindley


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