What are the ten most offensive swear words in the English language - and why do we love to say them so much? Is politeness just acceptable hypocrisy? Why is Cockney Rhyming Slang important in the evolution of language. The answers to all this and more are unravelled by Stephen Fry as he travels across Planet Word meeting the tribes, toddlers, prisoners and scholars who have made language what it is today. He'll also talk to the animals, read the earliest hieroglyphs and go on a trip inside his own brain to see how he processes speech. 'Planet Word' will accompany the new primetime BBC series launching in September on Sunday nights.