The Man Who Forgot How to Read

This coming weekend, a documentary film inspired by Dr. Sacks’s latest book, The Mind’s Eye, will be broadcast on BBC World News. “The Man Who Forgot How to Read” explores face blindness, stereo vision, and other visual themes, featuring interviews with a number of the subjects in The Mind’s Eye. Here is Stereo Sue (aka Susan R. Barry) enjoying a 3-D movie:The film also features novelist Howard Engel and famed chef Danny Delcambre, along with Dr. Sacks.

Broadcast times on BBC World News (a separate channel from BBC America)  are Saturday, May 19 at 02:10 GMT and 15:10 GMT; Sunday, May 20 at 09:10 GMT and 21:10 GMT—that’s Greenwich Mean Time, not to be confused with British Summer Time.

Sorry, New Yorkers, BBC Worldwide News is not yet available on the island of Manhattan unless you have satellite tv—but it is available now throughout the United States (and virtually everywhere else in the world).

But there are still tickets left to hear Dr. Sacks speak in New York City at the World Science Festival, June 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm. He’ll be talking on the therapeutic power of music. Check out the rest of the Festival, too!