Fry’s English Delight Series 8
Starts BBC Radio 4 11th August BBC Radio 4 9am
First in this series, Words Fail Me. Or rather Stephen. Can we ever match how we feel with how we express it? Stephen asks John Lydon, formerly Rotten, about emotional language, and gets an emotional response. Here, Stephen reacts truthfully to the need to record a trail….
…in later programmes he discusses how we talk about the weather, lifts the curtain on some secret language and explores bilingualism. Well no, actually, he doesn’t. People are always ‘exploring’ things on the radio. Bloomin’ overused metaphor.
So good they aired it twice
Upcoming repeats of Testbed programmes:
The Gospel According to Joan BBC Radio 3 August 5th 2015 audio biography of theatre rebel Joan Littlewood
Inconspicuous Consumption BBC Radio 4 Starts 26th August 2015 how we really consume culture