Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

TV Series  |   |  Documentary
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 248 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

0Check in
0Share...

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 2315 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 7853 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 10 May 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

Fry's Planet Word (2011– ) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fry's Planet Word.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2011  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Stephen Fry in America (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

English actor-comedian Stephen Fry travels trough the US regions by London cab.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Tom Allman, Susan Austin
Last Chance to See (TV Series 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Twenty years after Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine traveled the world in search of some of the most endangered animals, Stephen Fry joins Mark to retrace their journeys.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Mark Carwardine, Batian Craig
Gadget Man (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Richard Ayoade, Lawson Crawford, Timothy Dalton-Dobson
Full Circle with Michael Palin (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Adventure | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 miles through 18 countries around the Pacific rim.

Stars: Rob Hehnlin, Michael Palin
15 Storeys High (TV Series 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The lives of two men sharing a flat in South London.

Stars: Sean Lock, Benedict Wong, Dan Mersh
Sahara with Michael Palin (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin, and broadcast in 2002. In it, Palin traveled around the Sahara Desert in Northern ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin
Stephen Fry: Out There (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Actor Stephen Fry has for two years seeking up some of the most homophobic persons in the world who spend most of their time fighting gays, and challenges their view upon their extreme homophobia.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Andrew, João Silvério Trevisan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Ross Wilson
Stars: Stephen Fry, Andy Behrman, Jo Brand
Dylan Moran: Monster (Video 2004)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Irish comedian Dylan Moran live at Vicar Street, Dublin.

Director: Michael Matheson
Stars: Dylan Moran, Mark Heap
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Dylan Moran live at Sydney's State Theatre 15th May 2009.

Director: Randall Churchill
Stars: Dylan Moran
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Yeah, Yeah ~ Live in London ~ 14 November 2011[12] Live at London's ~ HMV Hammersmith Apollo Dylan Moran, an Irish comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his work in Black Books.

Director: Paul Machliss
Stars: Dylan Moran
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Michael Matheson
Stars: Dylan Moran
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Presenter (5 episodes, 2011)
Edit

Storyline

Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

25 September 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Am Anfang war das Wort  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fry's Planet Word
30 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It was after hearing about this new documentary series on The Jonathan Ross Show that I was very intrigued, by the concept, by my like for the actor of presenter I enjoyed in Blackadder, and wanting to learn more about ourselves. Stephen Fry presents this series that looks at the origins of words, humans are the only animal on the planet that have learnt to speak, read and write, and basically this programme looks at how we developed these qualities. Episode one focuses on the origins of language, including investigating the primate-human evolution, brain scans to see the speaking nerves, and speaking worldwide and new languages - including Klingon and sign language. Episode two focuses on identities in language, including how you are recognised by your accent, how languages have died and dialects. Episode three focuses on the evolution of slang and profanity (swearing), almost how we express emotions, including obscenity in other languages, Tourette syndrome sufferers, the Stroop effect using ice water to show swearing used during pain, racial and sexual explicits, euphemisms, politeness, modern teenage slang with hip hop in popular media. Episode four focuses on how we learnt to read and write, and how writing has spread words around the world, including early evidence of written word, such as hieroglyphics, the origins of the alphabet, the Ten Commandments, printing, Chinese signs, the encyclopedia and Wikipedia. Episode five focuses on some of the most well known writers of the world, and the influence of story telling and literature, including the works of William Shakespeare, Homer's Odyssey, James Joyce, J.R.R. Tolkien, George Orwell, and also the argument that songs have great writing and influence as well, like "Fix You" by Coldplay. With contributions from Stephen K. Amos, Brian Blessed, Richard Curtis, Omid Djalili, Marathon Man writer William Goldman, Peter Jackson and David Tennant. I should say the best part of the whole series was definitely seeing Fry, a man who only swears when the occasion calls for, going against Blessed who swears very frequently, to see how long they can last in ice cold water with and without swearing, one of the funniest things ever, in a most interesting factual show from a wonderful presenter and national treasure. Very good!


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Linguicide poses a threat to our culture...' tombowman6
Will this magnificent ever be available on Netflix? Tocqueville
Discuss Fry's Planet Word (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page