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Frys Planet Word S01E01 Babel
BARGE released the premier episode of BBC2’s Network new series “Frys Planet Word”.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 it’s guises.
Stephen attempts to find out why man is so advanced in his levels of communication when compared with the rest of the animal world. He also takes a look at the history of feral children and sign-language. He sees a child learning to speak over the course of nine months which gves him a better idea of how language itself is constructed.