Bad Language. Image shows from L to R: Des Clarke, Richard Herring, Keith Farnan. Copyright: BBC.

Bad Language

BBC Radio Scotland panel show. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Richard Herring, Des Clarke and Keith Farnan.

Bad Language

Radio panel show on the topic of language. Hosted by Richard Herring with team captains Des Clarke and Keith Farnan

Panel Show
BBC Radio Scotland
6   (1 series)
Richard Herring, Des Clarke and Keith Farnan

We all speak English but Richard Herring wants to know if we all understand each other in this BBC Radio comedy panel show.

Scotland's Des Clarke and Ireland's Keith Farnan go head to head to prove who has the superior command of the English language.

Over five rounds they compete to see who best understands dialect, slang and colloquialisms from Scotland, Ireland and the rest of the English speaking world.

They celebrate language, invent new terms for those currently-nameless-but-irritating things and even offer some surprising facts along the way.

First broadcast in July and August 2013 on BBC Radio Ulster before being broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 5th August 2013 on BBC Radio Scotland at 3:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 11th August 2013 on BBC Radio Scotland at 4:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 31st December 2013 at 11:30am

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