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Balderdash and Piffle - Series 2 - Who Were They?


Victoria Coren presents this series about words, inviting the public to make a vital contribution to the Oxford English Dictionary. Who was Gordon Bennett and what did he do to inspire such exasperation? That is just one of the word mysteries baffling the OED, as the programme heads off on the trail of the real people whose names have been immortalised in the English language. With contributions from Adam Hart-Davis, Marcel Theroux and Simon Hoggart.

Broadcasts

  • - on
  • 2007-06-29 22:00:00 - 2007-06-29 22:30:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales Analogue,
  • 2007-07-02 23:20:00 - 2007-07-02 23:50:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two England, BBC Two Scotland,
  • 2007-07-03 00:20:00 - 2007-07-03 00:50:00 on BBC Two Wales,

Credits

  • Presenter Victoria Coren
  • Participant Adam Hart-Davis
  • Participant Marcel Theroux
  • Participant Simon Hoggart