Fry's Planet Word
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Stephen Fry explores linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have developed in a new five-part series for BBC Two. In Planet Word, Stephen dissects language in all its guises with his inimitable mixture of learning, love of lexicon and humour. He analyses how we use and abuse language and asks whether we are near to beginning to understand the complexities of its DNA. From the time when man first mastered speech to the cyber world of modern times with its html codes and texting, Planet Word takes viewers on a journey across the globe to discover just how far humans have come when it comes to the written and spoken word.
|1||VideoBabel||In this first episode Stephen seeks to uncover the origins of human language and how and why we are||59:18||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoIdentity||What is it that defines us? Stephen argues that above all, it is the way we speak. Be it a national||59:09||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoUse & Abuse||This programme looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of ‘bad’||58:02||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoSpreading the Word||In this programme, Stephen Fry explores ‘The Written Word’. Writing is our greatest invention –||58:55||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoThe Power and the Glory||Storytelling has been with us as long as language itself. As a species we love to tell our stories||56:27||£1.89||View In iTunes|
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Excellent, so refreshing to have a programme that requires more than ten min. attention span.
I have purchased the series pass and look forward to seeing them all.
Stephen really is a 'National Treasure'.
Just great, intelligent telly
Mr Fry can do no wrong...... Once again he has applied his passion, eloquence and planet sized intellect to the topic of language and its just wonderful !! Series pass bought and cant wait for them all
Amazing. Every time.