Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen shares his love of words and looks at our lives past and present through the prism of language.

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  • Word of Mouth: Social Register

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    29 mins

    26 days remaining

    Michael Rosen questions whether we change the way we speak according to the social class of the person we're speaking to. Novelist Graham Joyce has had an interesting experience with language throughout his life, moving between classes, as has critic Stephen Bayley. Linguists Julia Snell and Vineeta Chand fill in the detail. And the programme features archive clips of comedy making full use of the rich comic potential of this way of behaving.. Producer Beth O'Dea

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  • Word of Mouth: Journalese

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

    28 mins

    19 days remaining

    Michael Rosen discusses the language of journalism with guests including Eve Pollard

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  • Creating Characters

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

    28 mins

    12 days remaining

    Michael Rosen gathers a gaggle of writers and directors to discuss what makes a great character in a book, on the stage and on the radio. Recorded in front of an audience at Arnolfini Centre in Bristol, as part of Radio 4 Character Invasion Day. Contributors: Andrew Hilton, Founder & Artistic Director of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Helen Cross, author of radio plays, novels and screenplays. Her first novel, My Summer of Love, became a BAFTA award winning feature film. Paul Dodgson, writer and director of radio dramas, and also a composer and teacher. Producer Beth O'Dea

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