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School For Stammerers

Published: Mon 11 Dec 2017

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School for Stammerers 
 
One-off documentary, School for Stammerers, follows the emotional journey of six individuals as they attempt to achieve the one thing that could change their lives – control of their stammer.
 
A lorry driver, a teacher, a pharmacist, a professional photographer, and two school boys have all agreed to undergo a course that claims it can transform a stammerer’s speech in just four days.
 
The McGuire Programme is an intensive and emotionally-charged residential course run by former stammerers.
 
The course uses physical and psychological techniques and can lead to life-changing results but is not for the fainthearted. Over the four day intensive course, from 7am to 10pm the students can talk to no-one but their coaches. They can have no contact with their loved ones. And within 48 hours they’ll be forced to talk to complete strangers using the techniques they’ve learnt.
 
Bigger public tests follow; they’ll be challenged to speak on a soapbox in Trafalgar Square and, at the end of the course, every student has to stand up and speak in front of their amazed and emotional friends and family.