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Episode 3

Episode 3 of 6

Lloyd Langford, Susie Dent, Dave Gorman and Natalie Haynes vie for verbal supremacy in the game show chaired by Gyles Brandreth. From April 2013.

Gyles Brandreth chairs the word-obsessed comedy panel. Lloyd Langford & Susie Dent, compete against Dave Gorman & Natalie Haynes to find out who has the most word know-how.

This week Dave Gorman guesses the meaning of the phrase 'living on Queen Street' from the late 1800s; Natalie Haynes unravels the word 'autodysomophobia'; Lloyd Langford guesses the meaning of the Yiddish word 'farpotshket'; and Susie Dent shares her love of the current Liverpool word 'twirlies' and explains the meaning of the word 'quockerwodger'.

Both teams also have a go at coming up with modern phrases to replace the old cliches 'When life give you lemons, make lemonade' and 'Beauty is only skin deep'.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones.

30 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Gyles Brandreth
Writer Jon Hunter
Writer James Kettle
Producer Claire Jones
Panellist Dave Gorman
Panellist Natalie Haynes
Panellist Lloyd Langford
Panellist Susie Dent


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