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Adventure of English, The

Synopsis
Melvyn Bragg and a host of experts explore the vibrant ,1500-year history of the English language in this 8-part television series. How did it grow from a relatively insignificant Germanic dialect to become the premier language of culture, commerce and diplomacy around the globe? The answer involves bloody conquest, political intrigue and plenty of creativity.

Renowned authorities such as Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company John Barton and Elizabethan scholar Katherine Duncan-Jones explain the development of English in entertaining detail.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2002
Notes
Broadcast in 8 weekly parts on ITV, beginning 1/12/2002
Subjects
English language and literature; Languages
Keywords
English language; languages; Linguistics

Credits

Contributor
John Barton; Katherine Duncan-Jones; Melvyn Bragg; Seamus Heaney

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
£43.05
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
405 minutes
Year
2011

Sponsor

Name

ITV

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