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Lost In Translation

BBC Radio 2 panel show about misunderstandings. 1 pilot in 2020. Stars Tom Allen, James May, Stacey Solomon, Daliso Chaponda and others.

Lost In Translation

Tom Allen chairs a panel game about things that get misunderstood

Panel Show
BBC Radio 2
1 Pilot
Tom Allen, James May, Stacey Solomon, Daliso Chaponda, Russell Kane, Sophie Duker, Rhys James and Laura Bailey
Dan Lewis and Claire Jones

Lost In Translation is a panel show for Radio 2 in which host Tom Allen and his guest panellists dissect and analyse language, foreign cultures and everything in between that gets misunderstood with sometimes hilarious consequences.

The show demonstrates how language can not only bring us together but also create national outcry, and that though some words may be a term of endearment in some cultures, they can be a damning insult in others. From untranslatable words to seemingly nonsensical idioms to some of the greatest insults ever created, this show peels back the layers to reveal the secret quirks of communication.

Production Details

Part of

Radio 2 Funny Fortnight 2020

Production company
Also known as
  • Lost in Translation With Tom Allen (Other official name)
Theme tune is 'Ça plane pour moi' by Plastic Bertrand.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 28th March 2020 on BBC Radio 2 at 9:30pm
Episode length
30 minutes

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