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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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