Fry's Planet Word

October 2014

Series 1 Episode 5 The Power And the Glory (Final)

Expired 142 x
Storytelling has been with us as long as language itself. In this episode Stephen uncovers why certain words can make us laugh, cry or tear our hair out and discovers what has made a good story throughout history.

Series 1 Episode 4 Spreading The Word

Expired 97 x
Stephen Fry explores 'The Written Word'. Writing is our greatest invention - making it possible to communicate across space and time. Without writing we would have no history, and very little technology.

Series 1 Episode 3 Uses And Abuses

Expired 214 x
This episode looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, host Stephen Fry learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication all over the world.
September 2014

Series 1 Episode 2 Identity

Expired 242 x
Stephen Fry learns how TV soaps are keeping the Irish language alive and how the 6000 plus languages in the world are threatened with linguicide.

Series 1 Episode 1 Babel

Expired 188 x
Stephen Fry travels the globe, taking viewers on a journey through the thousands of years since man first mastered speech to the cyber world of today with its HTML, codes and texting.
November 2013

Fry's Planet Word Episode 5 The Power And the Glory (Final)

126 x
Storytelling has been with us as long as language itself. In this episode Stephen uncovers why certain words can make us laugh, cry or tear our hair out and discovers through history what has made a good story.
October 2013

Fry's Planet Word Episode 4 Spreading The Word

158 x
Stephen Fry explores 'The Written Word'. Writing is our greatest invention - making it possible to communicate across space and time. Without writing we would have no history, and very little technology.

Fry's Planet Word Episode 3 Uses And Abuses

115 x
This episode looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, host Stephen Fry learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication all over the world.

Fry's Planet Word Episode 3 Uses And Abuses

182 x
This episode looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, host Stephen Fry learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication all over the world.

Fry's Planet Word Episode 2 Identity

81 x
Stephen Fry learns how TV soaps are keeping the Irish language alive and how the 6000 plus languages in the world are threatened with linguicide.

Fry's Planet Word Episode 2 Identity

97 x
Stephen Fry learns how TV soaps are keeping the Irish language alive and how the 6000 plus languages in the world are threatened with linguicide.

Fry's Planet Word Episode 1 Babel

192 x
Stephen Fry travels the globe, taking viewers on a journey through the thousands of years since man first mastered speech to the cyber world of today with its HTML, codes and texting.
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