Fry's English Delight
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    Fry's English Delight (Series 1) | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight (Series 1)

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    Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4.

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    Fry's English Delight (Series 2) | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight (Series 2)

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    A second BBC Radio 4 series of Stephen Fry's witty and incisive programmes looking at the oddities of the English language. Includes four 30-minute Radio 4 programmes presented by Fry, indulging his delight in the English language.

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    Fry's English Delight (Series 3) | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight (Series 3)

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    Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4.

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    Fry's English Delight (Series 4) | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight (Series 4)

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    Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4.

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    Fry's English Delight: Series 5 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Series 5

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    A fifth series from BBC Radio 4, in which Stephen Fry examines, with the help of experts, the highways and byways of the English language. In these four episodes he tells 'The Story of X': a letter holy and profane, sexy and chaste; discusses intonation, the "song" of English, and how cadence affects meaning; muses on the art and craft of conversation - and whether true conversation can happen on TV and radio - and ponders the meaning of meaning and the gap between brain and mouth that means language can never truly represent thought.

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    Fry's English Delight - Series 6 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight - Series 6

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    Presented by Stephen Fry, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 1. Rhetoric: It was once a noble oratorical art. Now, rhetoric means the misleading language of politicians and dictators. Stephen tries to restore its original meaning, with the help of three very different speeches. 2. Spelling: English spelling is famously irregular. As Stephen puts it: 'I before e except after c. Weird!' The history of spelling is strewn with attempts to simplify it. How did it get so difficult?

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    Fry's English Delight: Series 7 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Series 7

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    Series seven in Stephen Fry’s famously funny and engaging series about the English language. It includes four programmes, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The series starts with illusionist Derren Brown helping Stephen decipher Magical Language; a programme about Capital Punishment (about how complex capital letters can be) as well as a celebration of Reading Aloud and a no-nonsense examination of Plain English, which ‘does what it says on the tin’.

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    Fry's English Delight: Series 8 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Series 8

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    Series eight in Stephen Fry’s consistently amusing and interesting series about the English language, with four half-hour programmes originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The first involves John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, talking about the problems of emotional language in "Words Fail Me" ("A cracker", said the UK newspaper The Guardian). Then what rainy small talk really means in "Talking About the Weather". "Do You Promise Not to Tell" enters the odd world of secret language.

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  • Fry's English Delight: Word Games | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Word Games

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    Is English an innately playful language? Are word games good for you? Do we divide into number and word players? And could Scrabble have been invented in any other language?

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