The Speaker

(2009)
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The Speaker is a 2009 British television series, broadcast on BBC Two. It is a talent show type series that aimed to find the best young speaker in the United Kingdom. The show is narrated by Jane Horrocks. The three judges are stand-up comedian Jo Brand, former American basketball player and political activist John Amaechi and Jeremy Stockwell.

Regional auditions were held in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Manchester. 160 young people were invited to auditions after sending in videos of themselves speaking. The participants had to be aged between 14 to 18. Only 5 participants are allowed through to the next round for each region in episodes 1 & 2. Then the 20 who get through are reduced to 8 after a number of challenges in episode 3.

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  1. Jane Horrocks

    Jane Horrocks

  2. Jo Brand

    Jo Brand

  3. John Amaechi

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Season 1

— | 8 Episodes

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Status Returning Series

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

Homepage http://www.bbc.co.uk/speaker

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