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Felicity Baker and Sophie Raworth

BBC Documentary: 'I Can't Say My Name'

A new BBC documentary putting a spotlight on stammering.

Hot on the heels of her first ever BBC News report, STAMMA member Felicity Baker swapped roles with her producer, Sophie Raworth, last night to present a primetime documentary about living with a stammer.

BBC producer Felicity Baker has a stammer that she has spent her whole life trying to hide. She struggles to say her own name. After revealing her secret to the presenter Sophie Raworth, Felicity steps out in front of the camera to talk about what it is like to live with a stammer.

Together they explore this hidden world, and Felicity finds she is not alone. She meets a rugby player who blames his stammer for his aggressive behaviour on the pitch, a rapper who found music stopped him stammering and the film star Michael Palin, whose father stammered but never ever spoke about it. As Felicity puts stammering in the spotlight, she discovers she is not the only who struggles to say her name.

Watch our exclusive interview with Felicity & Sophie about their documentary

You can also watch the report Felicity did for the BBC below, in the lead up to Joe Biden's inauguration in January. 

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