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Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid

Actress Kara Tointon presents a documentary about dyslexia and meets other dyslexics whose moving stories reveal the impact it can have on young lives without the right support.

'I want to know where my personality begins and dyslexia ends. I'm fed up with putting things on hold and having this vision that one day I'm going to be something different to who I am now'.

Actress Kara Tointon dreams about reading a novel cover to cover. Standing in her way is her dyslexia. Kara is now wondering whether this neurological condition is affecting her work as an actress and even her day-to-day life.

In this intimate documentary, Kara is tested and undergoes specialist help. She also meets other young dyslexics, many of whom share Kara's experience of feeling 'stupid'.

As Kara faces some difficult truths about herself, will she be able to take control of her condition and transform her life?

Part of the Born Survivors Season on BBC Three.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 18 Aug 2011 04:20

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Corinne Bailey Rae

    I'd Do It All Again

  • Florence + the Machine

    Dog Days

  • Mr. Scruff - Get A Move On

  • Goldfrapp

    Little Bird

  • Goldfrapp

    Ooh La La

  • Massive Attack

    Paradise Circus

  • Lily Allen

    The Fear

  • The Chordettes

    Mr Sandman

  • Elbow


  • The Cinematic Orchestra


  • Coldplay

    Fix You


Role Contributor
Presenter Kara Tointon
Narrator Katie Lyons
Executive Producer Ninder Billing