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On The Move

1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 6 (UK)

On The Move was a highly successful BBC TV series designed to help those who found it difficult to read and write in 10-minute episodes on Sunday evenings.

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The programme was a great example of television being used not merely as entertainment.

Bob Hoskins and Donald Gee starred. Hoskins played a removal man called Alf Hunt, sympathetically portraying Alf’s frustration and embarrassment about how his reading and writing difficulties affected his everyday life.

The series attracted 17 million viewers – from the catchy opening titles featuring The Dooleys’ hit song to the very end – as Alf’s made progress after getting help to improve his literacy skills.

Bob Hoskins
Donald Gee