Fry's English Delight

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Fry's English Delight
Genre Documentary
Running time 30 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Starring Stephen Fry
Creator(s) Testbed Productions www.testbed.co.uk
Producer(s) Nick Baker Sarah Cuddon, Merilyn Harris, Ian Gardhouse
Air dates since 25 August 2008
No. of series 7 (plus one winter special)
No. of episodes 19
Website Fry'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 confectionary Fry's Turkish Delight.

Episode guide[edit]

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 Hello! 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

Audio Books[edit]

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)

References[edit]

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

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