Wordaholics

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Wordaholics
Genre Comedy
Written by Jon Hunter, James Kettle
Presented by Gyles Brandreth
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 12
Production
Producer(s) Claire Jones
Running time 28 minutes
Release
Original channel BBC Radio 4
Original release 20 February 2012 (2012-02-20) – present
External links
Website

Wordaholics is a comedy panel show hosted by Gyles Brandreth.[1] It started airing on BBC Radio 4 in 2012. The third series is currently (September 2014) being transmitted.

Format[edit]

There are toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang, Greek gobbledegook, plus the panellists' picks of the ugliest and the most beautiful words. It's the whole world of words in 28 minutes. Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches; the difference between French marbles, French velvet and the French ache and hear the glorious poetry of the English language, as practiced by writers ranging from William Shakespeare to Vanilla Ice.[1]

The rounds include:

  • "Letter of the Week"
  • "Not in so Many Words"
  • "New Words for Old"
  • "You Can't Say That"

Guests[edit]

Guests include Alex Horne, Alun Cochrane, Arthur Smith, Dave Gorman, Ed Byrne, Hannah Gadsby, Helen Keen, Holly Walsh, Jack Whitehall, Jenny Eclair, Josh Widdicombe, Katy Brand, Lloyd Langford, Michael Rosen, Milton Jones, Natalie Haynes, Paul Sinha, Richard Herring, Robin Ince, Stephen Fry, Susie Dent.

Episodes[edit]

Episode Air date Guests Letter of the Week
1 20 February 2012 Stephen Fry, Milton Jones, Natalie Haynes, Lloyd Langford the letter 'J'
2 27 February 2012 Natalie Haynes, Michael Rosen, Arthur Smith, Paul Sinha the letter 'X'
3 5 March 2012 Jack Whitehall, Milton Jones, Susie Dent, Natalie Haynes the letter 'B'
4 12 March 2012 Natalie Haynes, Michael Rosen, Arthur Smith, Paul Sinha the letter 'O'
5 19 March 2012 Jack Whitehall, Milton Jones, Natalie Haynes, Susie Dent the letter 'P'
6 26 March 2012 Natalie Haynes, Richard Herring, Alex Horne, Jenny Eclair the letter 'F'
Series 2
1 3 April 2013 Alun Cochrane, Natalie Haynes, Susie Dent, Milton Jones the letter 'G'
2 10 April 2013 Alex Horne, Natalie Haynes, Katy Brand, Richard Herring the letter 'C'
3 24 April 2013 Lloyd Langford, Susie Dent, Dave Gorman, Natalie Haynes the letter 'Q'
4 1 May 2013 Lloyd Langford, Susie Dent, Dave Gorman, Natalie Haynes the letter 'M'
5 8 May 2013 Milton Jones, Natalie Haynes, Lloyd Langford, Robin Ince the letter 'W'
6 15 May 2013 Susie Dent, Lloyd Langford, Dave Gorman, Natalie Haynes the letter 'T'
Series 3
1 3 September 2014 Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh, Paul Sinha, Natalie Haynes the letter 'A'
2 10 September 2014 Josh Widdicombe, Helen Keen, Susie Dent, Natalie Haynes the letter 'K'
3 17 September 2014 Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, Hannah Gadsby, Natalie Haynes the letter 'N'
4 24 September 2014 Josh Widdicombe, Susie Dent, Helen Keen, Natalie Haynes the letter 'L'
5 1 October 2014 Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh, Paul Sinha, Natalie Haynes the letter 'S'
6 8 October 2014 Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, Hannah Gadsby, Natalie Haynes the letter 'Z'

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wordaholics - Production Details, retrieved 2012-02-20