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BBC Radio 4 panel show. 18 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Gyles Brandreth and Natalie Haynes.

Series 3, Episode 1

Gyles Brandreth and Natalie Haynes are joined by Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh and Paul Sinha to test their knowledge of words.

Further details

On this week's show Lloyd Langford delicately tells us whey avocados are called avocados; Natalie Haynes explains what the modern term astroturfing is; Paul Sinha unlocks the meaning pf the German word handschuhsanbalwerfer and Holly Walsh shares her favourite example of prison slang.

The panel also suggest words that don't yet exist, but should. What could they mean by 'a Clarkson', 'messcalation', 'trage' and 'appointmentia'?

Broadcast details

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Gyles Brandreth Host / Presenter
Natalie Haynes Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Lloyd Langford Guest
Paul Sinha Guest
Holly Walsh Guest
Writing team
Jon Hunter Writer
James Kettle Writer
Production team
Claire Jones Producer

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