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Uses and Abuses 

This programme looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication the ... See full summary »

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Helen Williamson

Writer:

Stephen Fry

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Episode credited cast:
Stephen Fry ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
H. Samy Alim H. Samy Alim ... Himself - Linguistics Anthropologist (as Professor H. Samy Alim)
Stephen K. Amos Stephen K. Amos ... Himself
Brian Blessed ... Himself
Bette Bourne ... Himself
Omid Djalili ... Himself
Leslie Duhigg Leslie Duhigg ... Himself
Marion Duhigg Marion Duhigg ... Herself
Armando Iannucci ... Himself
Timothy Jay Timothy Jay ... Himself - Cognitive Psychologist (as Professor Timothy Jay)
Kenard Karter Kenard Karter ... Himself - Radio DJ (as Kenard 'K2' Karter)
Steven Pinker ... Himself - Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Cathy Price Cathy Price ... Herself - Clinical Psycholinguist (as Professor Cathy Price)
Julia Saunders Julia Saunders ... Herself - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn
Richard Stephens Richard Stephens ... Himself - Keele University
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This programme looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication the world over. He undergoes an MRI scan and discovers the parts of the brain associated with swearing. Written by Joyce M

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9 October 2011 (UK) See more »

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