Fry's Planet Word Series
Catalogue Number: BBC031
Subject: English, Language Arts
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2011
Wordsmith Stephen Fry is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language, from cutting-edge linguistics research to the glories of world literature. The five-part series takes viewers through the thousands of years since man first mastered speech to the cyber world of today, with its HTML, e-books, and texting. With insights from linguists, writers, scholars, and comedians, the series reveals how language is used, abused, and continually evolving.
A BBC Production. 5-part series, 57–60 minutes each.
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|BBC035||Spreading the Word: Fry's Planet Word|
|BBC036||The Power and the Glory: Fry's Planet Word|
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