Michael Rosen shares his love of words and looks at our lives past and present through the prism of…
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What are we allowed to say to each other? Chris Ledgard looks at the laws surrounding language use, from libel to blasphemy.
Barristers Nicola Cain and Christina Michalos explain defamation law. Professor Laura Gowing from King's College London takes us back to a time when seditious language could land you in the pillory. And barrister Diane Chanteau explains how critical the use of exact language is in court.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby.