Fry's Planet Word Episode guide

  1. The Power and the Glory

    5/5 Stephen Fry celebrates storytelling and its influence on language.

    First broadcast: 23 Oct 2011

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  2. Spreading the Word

    4/5 Stephen looks at the written word, from the earliest writing to blogging and twittering.

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2011

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  3. Uses and Abuses

    3/5 Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication.

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2011

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  4. Identity

    2/5 Stephen Fry charts the shifting patterns of lingua franca and the spread of Globish.

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2011

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  5. Babel

    1/5 Stephen Fry seeks to uncover the origins of human language.

    First broadcast: 25 Sep 2011

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