Fry’s Planet Word
Wednesday, 9.40pm, BBC Knowledge Stephen Fry is an industry. If he crosses the road to buy milk, someone will make a documentary about it. The US? Stephen Fry in America. Psychology? The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. Nature? Last Chance to See. Witty trivia games? QI. Gadgets? Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets. Need I go on? All right then. He has appeared in more than 20 films since 1985’s The Good Father, toured the world as a raconteur, written plays and librettos, and stars in the light comedy drama Kingdom, shown here on the ABC, as Norfolk solicitor Peter Kingdom. Oh, and when I checked at the time of writing, he had approximately 5.4 million followers on Twitter. So, a program about words, Mr Fry? Of course. Join your man as he explores the role of accent in creating identity. And what better place to start than Yorkshire, where every bus stop has an accent all its own. Naturally Fry tries his larynx at each before passing us on to the people who actually live there.