Fry's Planet Word


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

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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

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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 3.0 135 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.

Series 1 Episode 2 Identity

Expired 2.0 128 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 3.0 103 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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