Cutting A Dash

Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss, asking is a misplaced apostrophe a catastrophe? Is a mere semi-colon as good as a whole one? Has the proper use of the comma reached a full stop?

Episodes

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And Another Thing20070111 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)

Colons and Semicolons. George Bernard Shaw, Sir Compton Mackenzie and Fay Weldon debate the ""limb"" of punctuation. Episode 3 of 5.

Colons and Semicolons. George Bernard Shaw, Sir Compton Mackenzie and Fay Weldon debate the ""limb"" of punctuation. Episode 3 of 5.

And Another Thing - Colons And Semicolons20070725 BT=1345 (BBC7)

George Bernard Shaw, Sir Compton Mackenzie and Fay Weldon debate the 'limb' of punctuation. With Lynne Truss. Episode 3 of 5.

And Another Thing. Colons And Semicolons20060309 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20060308 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20060308 (BBC7)

Lynne Truss continues her exploration of the use of grammar and punctuation. Episode 3 of 5.

Lynne Truss continues her exploration of the use of grammar and punctuation. Episode 3 of 5.

Lynne Truss continues her exploration of the use of grammar and punctuation. Episode 3 of 5.

And Another Thing. Colons And Semi-colons20050302 (BBC7)
20050303 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20050302 BT=1830 (BBC7)

Discover a passion for punctuation; why it's cool to care about grammar, and how to use the semi-colon. Episode 3 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and how to use the semi-colon. Episode 3 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and how to use the semi-colon. Episode 3 of 5.

Changing Gear, The Comma20070109 (BBC7)
20070110 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20060308 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20060307 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20060307 (BBC7)
20050302 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20050301 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20050301 (BBC7)
20070724 BT=1345 (BBC7)

A little boomerang, the Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss. Episode 2 of 5.

A little boomerang, Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss. Episode 2 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma. Episode 2 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma. Episode 2 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma. Episode 2 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma. Episode 2 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma. Episode 2 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma. Episode 2 of 5.

'A little boomerang', the Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss. Episode 2 of 5.

Listen To Me When I'm Writing20070112 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20070726 BT=1345 (BBC7)
20060310 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20060309 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20060309 (BBC7)
20050304 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20050303 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20050303 (BBC7)

Jane Austen, inverted commas, and a man haunted by an exclamation mark - it's all grist to Lynne Truss' mill. Episode 4 of 5.

Jane Austen, inverted commas, and a man haunted by an exclamation mark - it's all grist to Lynne Truss' mill. Episode 4 of 5.

Jane Austen, inverted commas, and a man haunted by an exclamation mark - it's all grist to Lynne Truss' mill. Episode 4 of 5.

Discover how to express yourself with punctuation as we continue to explore why it's cool to care about grammar. Episode 4 of 5.

Discover how to express yourself with punctuation as we continue to explore why it's cool to care about grammar. Episode 4 of 5.

Discover how to express yourself with punctuation as we continue to explore why it's cool to care about grammar. Episode 4 of 5.

Discover how to express yourself with punctuation as we continue to explore why it's cool to care about grammar. Episode 4 of 5.

Discover how to express yourself with punctuation as we continue to explore why it's cool to care about grammar. Episode 4 of 5.

Discover how to express yourself with punctuation as we continue to explore why it's cool to care about grammar. Episode 4 of 5.

Punctuating The Future20070113 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20070112 (BBC7)
20060311 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20060310 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20060310 (BBC7)
20050305 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20050304 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20050304 (BBC7)

Are the internet and e-mail influencing how we punctuate? Lynne Truss investigates. Episode 5 of 5.

Are the internet and e-mail influencing how we punctuate? Lynne Truss investigates. Episode 5 of 5.

Discover why it's cool to care about grammar, and how our use of punctuation may change in the future. Episode 5 of 5.

Discover why it's cool to care about grammar, and how our use of punctuation may change in the future. Episode 5 of 5.

Discover why it's cool to care about grammar, and how our use of punctuation may change in the future. Episode 5 of 5.

Discover why it's cool to care about grammar and how our use of punctuation may change in the future. Episode 5 of 5.

Discover why it's cool to care about grammar and how our use of punctuation may change in the future. Episode 5 of 5.

Discover why it's cool to care about grammar and how our use of punctuation may change in the future. Episode 5 of 5.

01The Endangered Apostrophe2002120320030811
20040823 (BBC7)
20040824 (BBC7)
20050228 (BBC7)
20050228 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20050301 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20050301 (BBC7)
20060306 (BBC7)
20060306 BT=1830 (BBC7)
20060307 BT=0030 (BBC7)
20060307 (BBC7)
20070108 (BBC7)
20070109 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20070109 (BBC7)
20070723 BT=1345 (BBC7)
20070723 (BBC7)
20090518 BT=1415 (BBC7)
20090518 (BBC7)
20090519 BT=0415 (BBC7)
20090519 (BBC7)
20100517 (BBC7)

Is a misplaced apostrophe a catastrophe? With Lynne Truss.

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The series on punctuation that inspired 'Eats Shoots and Leaves'.

The series that inspired 'Eats Shoots and Leaves'."

The series on punctuation that inspired 'Eats Shoots and Leaves'.

The series that inspired ""Eats Shoots and Leaves"". Is a misplaced apostrophe a catastrophe? With Lynne Truss. Episode 1 of 5.

Lynne Truss explores the changing fashions of punctuation. Is a misplaced apostrophe a catastrophe? Episode 1 of 5.

Discover a passion for punctuation by discovering the origins of the apostrophe. Episode 1 of 5.

01 OF 520040823 BT=0900 (BBC7)

Apostrophes: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

01 OF 520040823 BT=1830 (BBC7)

Apostrophes: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

01 OF 520040824 BT=0030 (BBC7)

Apostrophes: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

0220040824 BT=0900 (BBC7)

Commas: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

0220040824 BT=1830 (BBC7)

Commas: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

0220040825 BT=0030 (BBC7)

Commas: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

02Changing Gear, The Comma2002121020030812
20090520 BT=0415 (BBC7)
20040824 (BBC7)
20040825 (BBC7)
20050301 (BBC7)
20050302 (BBC7)
20060307 (BBC7)
20060308 (BBC7)
20070109 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)
20070724 (BBC7)
20090519 (BBC7)
20090520 (BBC7)
20100518 (BBC7)
20090519 BT=1415 (BBC7)

The Ancient Greeks and the National Curriculum all come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

'A little boomerang', legalese and the Ancient Greeks come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss in this series on punctuation.

'A little boomerang', legalese and the Ancient Greeks come under the scrutiny.

The Ancient Greeks and the National Curriculum all come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

'A little boomerang', the Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum all come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

'A little boomerang', the Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

""A little boomerang"", Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma.

Lynne visits the classroom to find out how children learn to punctuate.

'A little boomerang', legalese and the Ancient Greeks come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss in this series on punctuation.

'A little boomerang', legalese and the Ancient Greeks come under the scrutiny.

The Ancient Greeks and the National Curriculum all come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

'A little boomerang', the Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum all come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

'A little boomerang', the Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

""A little boomerang"", Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma.

Lynne visits the classroom to find out how children learn to punctuate.

'A little boomerang', legalese and the Ancient Greeks come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss in this series on punctuation.

'A little boomerang', legalese and the Ancient Greeks come under the scrutiny.

The Ancient Greeks and the National Curriculum all come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

'A little boomerang', the Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum all come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

'A little boomerang', the Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

""A little boomerang"", Ancient Greeks, legalese and the National Curriculum come under the scrutiny of Lynne Truss.

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and the correct way to use the comma.

Lynne visits the classroom to find out how children learn to punctuate.

0320040825 BT=0900 (BBC7)

And Another Thing: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

0320040825 BT=1830 (BBC7)

And Another Thing: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

0320040826 BT=0030 (BBC7)

And Another Thing: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

03And Another Thing - Colons And Semicolons2002121720030813
20090521 BT=0415 (BBC7)
20040825 (BBC7)
20040826 (BBC7)
20050302 (BBC7)
20050303 (BBC7)
20060308 (BBC7)
20060309 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20070725 (BBC7)
20090520 (BBC7)
20090521 (BBC7)
20100519 (BBC7)

George Bernard Shaw, Sir Compton Mackenzie and Fay Weldon debate the 'limb' of punctuation

Discover a passion for punctuation; find out why it's cool to care about grammar, and how to use the semi-colon.

Colons and Semicolons.

George Bernard Shaw, Sir Compton Mackenzie and Fay Weldon debate the ""limb"" of punctuation.

With Lynne Truss.

03Colons And Semicolons

0420040826 BT=0900 (BBC7)

Listen to Me When I'm Writing: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

0420040826 BT=1830 (BBC7)

Listen to Me When I'm Writing: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

0420040827 BT=0030 (BBC7)

Listen to Me When I'm Writing: Discover a passion for p'u!n:c-t;u?a""t.i(o)n with comic writer Lynne Truss.

04Listen To Me When I'm Writing20090522 BT=0415 (BBC7)

Jane Austen, inverted commas and proof-readers - it's all grist to Lynne Truss' mill.

04Listen To Me While I'm Writing2002122420030814
20040826 (BBC7)
20040827 (BBC7)
20050303 (BBC7)
20050304 (BBC7)
20060309 (BBC7)
20060310 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20070112 (BBC7)
20070726 (BBC7)
20090521 (BBC7)
20090522 (BBC7)
20100520 (BBC7)

Jane Austen, inverted commas, and a man haunted by an exclamation mark - it's all grist to Lynne Truss' mill.

Jane Austen, inverted commas, proof-readers and a man haunted by an exclamation mark - it's all grist to Lynne Truss' mill.

Jane Austen, inverted commas and proof-readers - it's all grist to Lynne Truss' mill.

Jane Austen, inverted commas, proof-readers and a man haunted by an exclamation mark - it's all grist to Lynne Truss's mill.

Jane Austen, inverted commas, proof-readers and a man haunted by an exclamation mark.

05Punctuating The Future20021231

05 LASTPunctuating The Future2002123120030815
20090523 BT=0415 (BBC7)
20040827 (BBC7)
20040828 (BBC7)
20050304 (BBC7)
20050305 (BBC7)
20060310 (BBC7)
20060311 (BBC7)
20070112 (BBC7)
20070113 (BBC7)
20070727 (BBC7)
20090522 (BBC7)
20090523 (BBC7)
20100521 (BBC7)

Are email and the internet influencing how we punctuate? Lynne Truss investigates.

Are email and the internet influencing how we punctuate? Lynne Truss concludes her investigation.

Are email and the internet influencing how we punctuate? Lynne Truss investigates.

Are the internet and e-mail influencing how we punctuate? Lynne Truss investigates.

Discover why it's cool to care about grammar, and how our use of punctuation may change in the future.