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Thursday, October 17, 2013


Stephen Fry reveals the wonderful world of gadgets and new technology on BBC Knowledge (channel 184 on DStv) from October 25 at 21h00 and 21h30.

“Stephen doesn’t live like the rest of us,” says the publicity material. “He doesn’t get caught in traffic jams, doesn’t have to push his own shopping trolley or even hold his own toothbrush. Instead, he relies on his trusty gadgets to make his life run smoothly.”

In Stephen Fry: Gadget Man, Stephen tries out all the products and prototypes he can lay his hands on – gadgets from the future, gadgets from the past, life-changing gadgets and the sweet little gizmos that will change the way we live our lives – all in the company of some of his famous friends. These include Jo Brand, Amy Childs and Jeremy Clarkson who often appear with him on the highly popular quiz game QI.

In each episode, Stephen also invents his very own super-gadget. Or, at least, tries to...