Michael Palin to Front Stammer Programme

From: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/entertainment/Michael+Palin+to+Front+Stamme...

Saturday 19th February 2011 - 15:00:00

Michael Palin has explored the plight of young stammer sufferers for a new U.K. TV show.

The British funnyman helped launch the Michael Palin Center for Stammering Children in London in 1993, five years after starring as Ken Pile, a stuttering gangster, in A Fish Called Wanda.

The cause has always been close to his heart - his own father Edward suffered a severe speech impediment.

Palin has now taken his fight to raise awareness of the condition to the small screen - he's followed six stuttering youngsters for new BBC show My Life: Stammer School.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "If children can leave here with their stammer reduced and confidence restored, it's the best feeling you can have."

The program will air on 26 February (11).

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madasawetsporran: Sadly I can find no mention of the above programme on the BBC's prog guide for that date, it's not on BBC1, BBC2, BBCHD, BBC1HD, BBC3, or BBC4 for the coming week??

kisch at 11:08 am February 22

Here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z88ks

madasawetsporran at 3:48 pm February 22

ty found it now! was bedazzled by the 6 nations rugby on the during the day progs. & couldn't see for looking!

Here Comes Another One: Ooh, I hope I get to see that sometime. It'll probably be on quite quickly in Australia because they'll go: Stammer-->King's Speech--->Geoffrey Rush--->Australia--->show is relevant.