Fry's Planet Word: Season 1, Episode 4

Spreading the Word (16 Oct. 2011)

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Michael Bove ...
Himself - MIT Center for Future Storytelling (as Dr Michael Bove)
Johnson Chang ...
Himself
Robert Darnton ...
Himself - Director of Harvard University Library (as Prof Robert Darnton)
Belle de Jour ...
Herself (as Brooke Magnanti)
Irving Finkel ...
Himself - Keeper of the Department of Assyriology, British Museum
Aju Jupoh ...
Himself - Akha Leader
Hanif Kureishi ...
Himself
Richard Ovenden ...
Himself - Keeper of Special Collections, Bodleian Library
Edwina Portocarrano ...
Herself - MIT researcher
Ramesh Raskar ...
Himself - MIT Center for Future Storytelling (as Dr Ramesh Raskar)
Pnina Shor ...
Herself - Israeli Antiquities Scoiety
David Skipper ...
Himself - ohn Jarrold Printing Museum
David Tang ...
Himself
Kate Tunstall ...
Herself - Enlightenment Scholar
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In this programme, Stephen Fry explores 'the written word'. Writing is a great invention - making it possible to communicate across space and time. Without writing we would have no history and very little technology. Stephen discovers the earliest writing - cuneiform - at the British Museum, and learns how our alphabet came from the Phoenicians. Written by Joyce M

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