Originally created by Shine TV for Channel 4, “The Write Offs” finds former “Great British Bake Off” host Sandi Toksvig helping a group of adults improve their literacy. Metronome Productions will make the local Danish version for DR1, while Sbs has ordered its own version of the show, which will be called “Lost for Words.” Endemol Shine Australia will produce.
Like the U.K. version, the Australian and Danish productions offer a group of adults the chance to change their lives forever. In the show, they receive one-to-one tuition and face entertaining tasks to take them out of their comfort zones in order to improve their reading and writing.
Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, said: “‘The Write Offs’ is a heart-warming format which uses