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Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Genevieve is a bright, musically-talented 17-year-old. Her teenage years seem to be panning out just fine, until she experiences the first manic episode of her bipolar disorder. Show more

Contributors

Genevieve Barrett:
Odessa Young
Benjamin Turner:
Benson Jack Anthony
Paul Webster:
Brendan Donoghue
Liz Barrett:
Olivia Pigeot
Isabella Barrett:
Milly Alcock
Andrew Barrett:
Paul Gleeson
Director:
Luke Eve
Producer:
Gina Carter
Executive Producer:
Stephen Fry

Fry's Planet Word

Episode 1: Babel

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary series focusing on language. Stephen Fry seeks to uncover the origins of language and how and why we are the only species on the planet to have this gift. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Director of photography:
Simon Ffrench
Sound Recordist:
Adam Toy
Sound Recordist:
Sean O'Neill
Production Manager:
Lucy Tate
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Series Producer:
John-Paul Davidson

Fry's Planet Word

Episode 3: Uses and Abuses

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary series. Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication, and that slang and jargon can both aid and thwart clarity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Director of photography:
Simon Ffrench
Sound Recordist:
Adam Toy
Sound Recordist:
Dan Gleich
Sound Recordist:
Sean O'Neil
Production Manager:
Lucy Tate
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Series Producer:
John-Paul Davidson
Director of photography:
Mike Garner
Director of photography:
Will Hutchinson
Composer:
Andy Hopkins

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Stephen discovers what it is like to be gay in Brazil, Russia and India, countries which have seen great changes in attitudes towards gay rights - not all of them positive. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Series Producer:
Fergus O'Brien
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Executive Producer:
Mark Downie

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A decade on from when Stephen Fry spoke about manic depression in his award-winning series, this film returns to the subject to understand where he and others with bipolar are now. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Producer:
Ross Wilson
Director:
Ross Wilson
Producer:
Alex Emanuel
Executive Producer:
Jane Merkin
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Documentary revealing the frightening rollercoaster journey of two mums for whom childbirth triggers postpartum psychosis, one of the most severe forms of mental illness. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Ross Wilson
Executive Producer:
Jane Merkin
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

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

Drama starring Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman. An autistic woman develops a friendship with a man who is traumatised after a fatal car accident involving her daughter. Show more

Contributors

Alex Hughes:
Alan Rickman
Linda Freeman:
Sigourney Weaver
Vivienne Freeman:
Emily Hampshire
Waitress:
Jackie Brown
Senior Cop:
Scott Wickware
Rookie Cop:
Johnny Goltz
Florence:
Julie Stewart
Diane Wooton:
Selina Cadell
Director:
Marc Evans
Producer:
Gina Carter
Producer:
Niv Fichman
Producer:
Andrew Eaton

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

Crime drama directed by Idris Elba, centring on the life of a young Jamaican man who has never fully recovered from the murder of his older brother Jerry Dread. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Stephen Fry discovers what it means to be gay around the world. He travels to Uganda, where the government is considering a law that would make homosexuality a capital crime. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Series Producer:
Fergus O'Brien
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Executive Producer:
Mark Downie

Fry's Planet Word

Episode 2: Identity

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary series. Stephen Fry argues that the way we speak defines us above all - be it a national language, a regional dialect or even class variation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Director of photography:
Simon Ffrench
Sound Recordist:
Adam Toy
Sound Recordist:
Dan Gleich
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Production Manager:
Lucy Tate
Executive Producer:
Cassian Harrison
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Series Producer:
John-Paul Davidson

Fry's Planet Word

Episode 4: Spreading the Word

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Stephen Fry looks at the written word, starting with the earliest form of writing - cuneiform, and ending with the modern inventions of blogging and twittering. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Director of photography:
Simon Ffrench
Sound Recordist:
Adam Toy
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Sound Recordist:
Sean O'Neil
Composer:
Andy Hopkins
Production Manager:
Lucy Tate
Executive Producer:
Cassian Harrison
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Series Producer:
John-Paul Davidson

Fry's Planet Word

Episode 5: The Power and the Glory

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Stephen Fry explores language. He looks at our desire to entertain and explain through stories, and why any attempt at formula is doomed to fail. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Director of photography:
Simon Ffrench
Sound Recordist:
Adam Toy
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Sound Recordist:
Sean O'Neil
Composer:
Andy Hopkins
Production Manager:
Lucy Tate
Executive Producer:
Cassian Harrison
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Series Producer:
John-Paul Davidson