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The adventure of English : the life story of a remarkable language

Author: Melvyn BraggRobert BeeDavid ThomasNigel WattisLondon Weekend Television (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Md.] : Athena, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Melvyn Bragg and other experts explore the 1,500-year history of the English language and answer questions such as: How did it grow from a relatively insignificant Germanic dialect to become the premier language of culture, commerce, and diplomacy around the globe? Includes guide for group discussions, avenues for further learning, biographies, web extras, and much more.
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Genre/Form: Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn Bragg; Robert Bee; David Thomas; Nigel Wattis; London Weekend Television (Firm); ITV (Firm); Athena (Firm)
ISBN: 9781598282207 1598282204
OCLC Number: 363188425
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally produced in 2002 (episodes 1-4) and 2003 (episodes 5-8) for broadcast on British television.
Accompanying viewer's guide includes discussion questions and bibliographical references.
Bonus features: 20-page viewer's guide; architects of the language, biographies; exclusive web extras.
Credits: Music, Howard Goodall.
Performer(s): Host, Melvyn Bragg.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 405 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (16 p. : ill. ; 15 cm.)
Details: DVD; 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: [V.1.] Episode 1 and 2 ; [V.2.] Episode 3 and 4 ; [V.3.] Episode 5 and 6 ; [V.4.] Episode 7 and 8.
Responsibility: an LWT production ; ITV Global Entertainment ; produced and directed by Robert Bee, David Thomas, and Nigel Wattis ; series produced by Melvyn Bragg ; written and presented by Melvyn Bragg.

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Melvyn Bragg and other experts explore the 1,500-year history of the English language and answer questions such as: How did it grow from a relatively insignificant Germanic dialect to become the premier language of culture, commerce, and diplomacy around the globe? Includes guide for group discussions, avenues for further learning, biographies, web extras, and much more.

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