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Balderdash and Piffle

Series 2

Episode 3: Euphemisms - The Lace Curtain of Language

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Victoria Coren, Artur Smith and Michael Portillo investigate the euphemisms for sex, death, war and going to the toilet. Show more

Balderdash and Piffle

Series 2

Episode 7: Who Were They?

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Victoria Coren, Adam Hart-Davis, Marcel Theroux and Simon Hoggart head off on the trail of the real people whose names have been immortalised in the English language. Show more

Balderdash and Piffle

Series 2

Episode 5: X Rated

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Victoria Coren, Burlesque star Immodesty Blaise and Roland Rivron investigate dictionary entries about sex and what they tell us about our sexual history. Show more

Balderdash and Piffle

Series 2

Episode 8: Fashionistas

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Series which invites the public to make a vital contribution to the Oxford English Dictionary. Victoria Coren leads the hunt for the word-origins of various footwear. Show more

Balderdash and Piffle

Series 2

Episode 1: One Sandwich Short of a Picnic

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Victoria Coren presents this series about words. Investigating the words we use for madness, former nurse Jo Brand returns to her old hospital. Show more

Balderdash and Piffle

Series 2

Episode 6: Put Downs and Insults

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Victoria Coren, John Sergeant, Denis Healey, Ian McMillan and Mike Harding enlighten us on words such as wazzock, prat and plonker as put downs and insults. Show more

Balderdash and Piffle

Series 2

Episode 4: Dodgy Dealings

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Victoria Coren, Suggs and Neil Oliver investigate words for dodgy dealers, rapscallions and other sorts of scallywag. Show more