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The Power and the Glory 

This time Stephen Fry celebrates storytelling. It has been with us as long as language itself and as a species, we love to tell our stories. This desire to both entertain and explain has ... See full summary »

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John-Paul Davidson (as John Paul Davidson)

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Stephen Fry

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Episode credited cast:
Stephen Fry ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Russell Beale ... Himself
Brian Blessed ... Himself
Johnson Chang Johnson Chang ... Himself
Richard Curtis ... Himself
Guillaume Gallienne ... Himself
William Goldman ... Himself
Ian Hislop Ian Hislop ... Himself - Editor of Private Eye
Peter Jackson ... Himself
Hugh Laurie ... Various (archive footage)
Robert McCrum Robert McCrum ... Himself
David Norris David Norris ... Himself - Irish Senator
Christopher Ricks Christopher Ricks ... Himself - Boston University (as Sir Christopher Ricks)
Mark Rylance ... Himself
David Tang David Tang ... Himself (as Sir David Tang)
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This time Stephen Fry celebrates storytelling. It has been with us as long as language itself and as a species, we love to tell our stories. This desire to both entertain and explain has resulted in the flowering of language to describe every aspect of the human condition. Stephen asks just what makes a good story and why some writers just do it better. He reveals what stories make him shiver with joy or, conversely, shudder with horror. Written by Joyce M

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23 October 2011 (UK) See more »

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