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Lost for Words

Short Cuts, Series 1 Episode 4 of 4

A selection of brief encounters, true stories and found sound find a home in this new series for BBC Radio 4.

Nina Garthwaite, the founder of the public listening phenomenon In the Dark, presents a showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries.

In the final edition of the series we find ourselves 'Lost for Words' as Nina explores our difficulty expressing ourselves. In 'The True Language', the sound artist John Wynne examines our attachment to the first language we learn - and what happens when it starts to disappear. We discover how simple geographical terms can become politically charged as the Irish novelist Glenn Patterson struggles to find the right word to describe his home. And the singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews reflects on the musicality of language.

Produced by Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.

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28 minutes

Last on

Tue 31 Jan 2012 15:00

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