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Fry's English Delight

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Fry's English Delight
GenreDocumentary
Running time30 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Language(s)English
Home stationBBC Radio 4
StarringStephen Fry
Created byTestbed Productions www.testbed.co.uk
Produced by Nick Baker, Sarah Cuddon, Merilyn Harris, Ian Gardhouse
Original release25 August 2008 – present
No. of series10 (plus one winter special)
No. of episodes37
WebsiteFry's English Delight

Fry's English Delight is a BBC Radio 4 documentary series in which language enthusiast Stephen Fry explores various aspects of the English language.[1]

The title is an allusion to the British confectionery Fry's Turkish Delight.

Episode guide

Series Episode Title First broadcast
1 1 Metaphor 25 Aug 2008
2 Quotation 1 Sep 2008
3 Cliché 8 Sep 2008
2 1 So Wrong It's Right 11 Aug 2009
2 Speaking Proper 18 Aug 2009
3 Hallo! 25 Aug 2009
3 1 The Trial of Qwerty 11 Aug 2010
2 He Said, She Said 18 Aug 2010
3 Accentuate the Negative 25 Aug 2010
4 Future Conditional 1 Sep 2010
Winter Special Word Games 28 Dec 2010
4 1 The Mouth 11 Jul 2011
2 Brevity 18 Jul 2011
3 Persuasion 25 Jul 2011
4 Class 1 Aug 2011
5 1 Colourful Language[2] 16 Aug 2012
2 Intonation 23 Aug 2012
3 Conversation 30 Aug 2012
4 The Story of X 6 Sep 2012
6[3] 1 Rhetoric Rehabilitated 26 Aug 2013
2 Spelling 2 Sep 2013
3 Words without End 9 Sep 2013
4 WTF 16 Sep 2013
7 1 Magic 4 Aug 2014
2 Capital Punishment 11 Aug 2014
3 Reading Aloud 18 Aug 2014
4 Plain English 25 Aug 2014
8 1 Words Fail Me 12 Aug 2015
2 Talking about the Weather 18 Aug 2015
3 Do You Promise Not to Tell? 25 Aug 2015
4 English Plus One 1 Sep 2015
9 1 Let's Get Physical 5 Feb 2017
2 The Story of Oh! 12 Feb 2017
3 English Upside Down 19 Feb 2017
4 That Way Madness Lies 26 Feb 2017
10 1 Order! 6 Aug 2019
2 You Must Remember This 13 Aug 2019
3 The Doolittle Factor 20 Aug 2019
4 Signs of the Times 27 Aug 2019

Audiobooks

Up to series 7, every episode of Fry's English Delight has been released on CD and is also currently available in the form of audio downloads.[4] The first series also contains the 2007 documentary Current Puns presented by Fry on Radio 4 on 26 December 2007. The second series contains the 2006 documentary The Joy of Gibberish, presented by Fry on Radio 4 on 3 January 2006.

Series CD release date
Series 1 4 June 2009 (2009-06-04)
Series 2 29 March 2010 (2010-03-29)
Series 3 11 October 2010 (2010-10-11)
Word Games 7 July 2011 (2011-07-07)
Series 4 8 September 2011 (2011-09-08)
Series 5 20 September 2012 (2012-09-20)
Series 6 12 September 2013 (2013-09-12)
Series 7 12 September 2014 (2014-09-12)

References

  1. ^ "Fry's English Delight". BBC. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Fry's English Delight: Episode 1". BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Fry's English Delight: Season 6 Episode Guide". BBC. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Commercial Availability: Fry's English Delight". BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2012.

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