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Fry's Planet Word

The Power and the Glory (Season 1, Episode 5)
TV Episode | 60 min | Documentary

This time Stephen Fry celebrates storytelling. It has been with us as long as language itself and as a species, we love to tell our stories. This desire to both entertain and explain has resulted in the flowering of language to describe ...See moreThis time Stephen Fry celebrates storytelling. It has been with us as long as language itself and as a species, we love to tell our stories. This desire to both entertain and explain has resulted in the flowering of language to describe every aspect of the human condition. Stephen asks just what makes a good story and why some writers just do it better. He reveals what stories make him shiver with joy or, conversely, shudder with horror. Written by Joyce M See less
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John-Paul Davidson (as John Paul Davidson)
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Updated Oct 23, 2011

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Oct 23, 2011 (United Kingdom)

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Stephen Fry
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Brian Blessed
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Johnson Chang
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Richard Curtis
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William Goldman
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Hugh Laurie
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5.6 / 10 | 9 votes