Wordaholics

Series 3 - Episode 1

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Review

What would you be doing if you were “astroturfing”, a word recently added to the Oxford English Dictionary? It is a malign and online practice, if that clue helps? No? Astroturfing is the sneaky marketing device of posting a positive review of a product or service online and pretending to be a member of the public rather than a company employee.

For all the laughs in this clever panel game — and there are many — it is the joy of learning the meaning of new, ancient and foreign words that make this addictive listening. And then there’s the words-we-never-knew-we-needed round, where the best was “trage” — the impotent fury you feel when someone sits next to you on the train.

Summary

The return of the comedy panel show in which contestants are challenged on their knowledge of words and playfulness with language. Chaired by Gyles Brandreth, with guests Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh, Paul Sinha and Natalie Haynes.

Cast & Crew

Host Gyles Brandreth
Guest Lloyd Langford
Guest Holly Walsh
Guest Paul Sinha
Guest Natalie Haynes
Producer Claire Jones
Writer Jon Holmes
Writer James Kettle
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Comedy Entertainment