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"Fry's Planet Word" Babel (2011)

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Original Air Date:
25 September 2011 (Season 1, Episode 1)
In this first episode, Stephen seeks to uncover the origins of human language and how and why we are the only species on the planet to have this gift... See more » | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Stephen Fry ... Himself - Presenter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Berko Gleason ... Herself
Zaha Bustami ... Herself - Interpreter, United Nations
John-Paul Davidson ... Dr. Itard (episode 1)
Joe Devlin ... Himself - Wellcome Trust
Wolfgang Enard ... Himself - Max Planck Institute
Wolfgang Klein ... Himself - Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Robert McCrum ... Himself
Steven Pinker ... Himself
Cathy Price ... Herself - Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
Deb Roy ... Himself - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
d'Armond Speers ... Himself - Klingon Language Institute
Michael Tomasello ... Himself - Max Planck Institute

Hugh Laurie ... Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John-Paul Davidson  (as John Paul Davidson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Fry  written by

Produced by
Mark Bell .... executive producer: BBC
Gina Carter .... executive producer
John-Paul Davidson .... series producer (as John Paul Davidson)
Annie Macnee .... associate producer
Lucy Wallace .... associate producer
Original Music by
Debbie Wiseman 
Cinematography by
Simon Ffrench (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Masahiro Hirakubo 
Production Management
Lucy Tate .... production manager
Sound Department
Pietro Dalmasso .... dubbing mixer
Sean O'Neil .... sound recordist
Adam Toy .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Amber Ducker .... vfx production coordinator
Katrin Geilhausen .... visual effects artist
Rob Harvey .... visual effects supervisor
Michelle Martin .... visual effects producer
Tim Zaccheo .... visual effects supervisor
Editorial Department
Enge Gray .... colorist
David Grewal .... on-line editor
Music Department
Steve Price .... music engineer/mixer
Other crew
Andrew Georgiou .... production accountant
Sara Ramsden .... script consultant
Zoë Rocha .... head of production (as Zoe Rocha)
Tony Barrett .... thanks (as Father Tony Barrett)
Louis Davidson .... thanks
Arika Okrent .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

Special EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

60 min

Did You Know?

Anachronisms: In the beginning of the re-enactment of the feral child story, not only is the boy wearing clothes, but modern underwear as well.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "House M.D." (2004)See more »


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