Wordaholics: The Complete Series 1-3

The word-obsessed BBC comedy panel show

Jon Hunter, James Kettle, Alex Horne (Read by), Dave Gorman (Read by), Gyles Brandreth (Read by), Jack Whitehall (Read by), Michael Rosen (Read by), Paul Sinha (Read by), Richard Herring (Read by), Robin Ince (Read by), Stephen Fry (Read by), Susie Dent (Read by)

All 18 episodes of Radio 4's word-obsessed comedy panel game hosted by Gyles Brandreth, where stars from across the world of wordplay come together to guess the meanings of now-obsolete words, invent their own clichés and cockney rhyming slang, discuss their own favourite words and phrases - and suggest words they would like to ban.

This witty and unexpected show brings you toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang and Greek gobbledegook. Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches; the difference between French marbles, French velvet and the French ache; hear the glorious poetry of the English language, as practiced from writers varying from William Shakespeare to Vanilla Ice; and spend time laughing and learning with some of the finest Wordaholics in the business.

With top guests including Stephen Fry, Jack Whitehall, Michael Rosen, Susie Dent, Alex Horne, Paul Sinha, Robin Ince, Josh Widdecombe, Natalie Haynes, Dave Gorman, Richard Herring, Ed Byrne, Jenny Eclair and Milton Jones.

Written by Jon Hunter and James Kettle.
Produced by Claire Jones.

  • BBC Digital Audio
  • Published 28th June 2018
  • 501 Minutes
  • £10.00