Airing on BBC1 from Monday to Friday at 2.15pm every day this week, Secrets and Words is a series of five, 45-minute dramas on the theme of adult literacy
The episodes feature characters who face some degree of difficulty in reading and writing.
Each programme tells a story about the day-to-day struggles of the characters and how their situation influences all aspects of their lives from relationships and friendships to jobs and parenting.
Actors from one of the episodes in the new series. Photo courtesy of BBC Learning.
The series was commissioned by BBC Learning and is part of the BBC's recently published learning strategy.
Producers from the new series made contact with the WEA earlier in the year and students from some WEA courses were filmed by the BBC.
The films showing WEA students, and others, will be profiled on the BBC's Adult Learning website as part of the online resources attached to the new mini-series.
The WEA offers a range of literacy and numeracy courses for adults. To find out more contact your local WEA regional office.