'DSCN3163' photo (c) 2006, James Stewart - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

I always liked Bob Hoskins in his movies, but never knew he launched his acting career in a popular BBC series designed to teach literacy to adult learners.

Hoskins played an adult who had difficulty reading and writing in a series called “On The Move.” You can read more about it at this BBC article, On the Move: How Bob Hoskins helped adults learn to read.

I’ve embedded one of the episodes below. It reminds me a bit of the excellent Annenberg series for English Language Learners, Connect With English.