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How comedians exploit the ambiguities of language in the production of innuendo and similar forms of language play. The segment will look at the way specific forms of language are used for the treatment of taboo or socially controversial topicsand how innuendo has changed from Shakespeare to the present day. Featuring comedy historian and Julian Clary's head-writer, David McGillivray.
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