Fry’s Planet Word – Stephen Fry dissects language in all its guises with his inimitable mixture of learning, love of lexicon and humour in this new five-part series.
From the cutting edge of linguistic research to the glories of world literature, Stephen analyses how people use and abuse language and corral it for good and bad, and seeks out whether we are anywhere near to beginning to understand the complexities of its DNA.
Spanning locations across the globe – including China, Sydney, Israel, Kenya, the east and west coasts of America and many European cities – Fry’s Planet Word journeys through the thousands of years since man first mastered speech, up to the cyber world of today with its html, codes and texting.
Producer: Sprout Pictures
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011