Stephen Fry reveals new BBC TV series

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 13:07 in Psychology & Sociology

Planet Word, a five-part series, will cover language – but it's 'a bit of a secret', Fry tells 14-year-old interviewerHe's used to people hanging on his every erudite word. Now Stephen Fry – actor, author, quizmaster of QI, enthusiastic tweeter and celebrated brainbox – has announced that he is to make a series for BBC2 about language."It's a bit of a secret but the BBC have commissioned me to do a five-part series on language, called Planet Word," he said. "Language is my real passion. So, I'm going to Beijing to interview the man who invented Pinyin, a phonetic version of the Chinese language. He's 105 years old … if he dies on me I'm going to be so annoyed." Fry revealed details of his highbrow new project to 14-year-old Eden Parris in an interview for a Radio Times feature that enabled young readers to meet their TV heroes.In a...

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