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  1. Ken Russell: The Great Composers: Elgar; The Debussy Film; Song of Summer (2016)

    Director
    Ken Russell
    Subject
    Music; Television studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 56 minutes + 82 minutes + 73 minutes), £29.99

    This collection brings together three of Ken Russell’s films which were made at the BBC during the sixties, for award-winning arts documentary series Monitor and Omnibus. The first of the three films,...

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  2. Ken Russell: The Great Passions: Always on Sunday; Isadora; Dante’s Inferno (2016)

    Director
    Ken Russell
    Subject
    Art; Dance; Literature; Television studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 45 minutes + 64 minutes + 88 minutes), £29.99

    This collection brings together three films from 1965-7. The collection opens with ALWAYS ON SUNDAY (1965) a dramatized examination of the painter Henri Rousseau. ISADORA, THE BIGGEST DANCER IN THE WORLD...

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  3. Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

    Director
    Louise Osmond
    Subject
    Film studies; Television studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 93 minutes), £9.99

    Portrait of film director Ken Loach, looking back on his career, as he prepares to release his latest film ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Features interviews with Loach’s friends and collaborators including...

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  4. South Bank Show: Vol.1: Ken Russell (2012)

    Director
    Ken Russell
    Subject
    Film studies; Media studies; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 500 minutes), £29.99

    Compilation of the eight films made by Ken Russell between 1983 and 2002 for The South Bank Show, on Vaughan Williams, Arnold Bax, Elgar, a portrait of the widows of four British composers, a found-footage...

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  5. Music Lovers, The (2011)

    Director
    Ken Russell
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 119 minutes), £15.99

    Ken Russell’s film about the life of Tchaikovsky, starring Richard Chamberlain.

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  6. Higgs Boson (2010)

    Subject
    Physics

    In 1964 Peter Higgs had a big idea about the mystery of how matter in the universe got its mass. This question has such an important place in physics that well over one billion pounds is being spent in the...

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  7. Alchemy (2010)

    Subject
    Chemistry

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of Alchemy, the ancient science of transformations. The most famous alchemical text is the Emerald Tablet, written around 500BC and attributed to the mythical...

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  8. History of History (2010)

    Subject
    History

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how the writing of history has changed over time, from ancient epics to medieval hagiographies and modern deconstructions. In the 6th century AD, the bishop of Tours began his...

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  9. Elizabethan and Jacobean Revenge Tragedy (2009 Multimedia, Radio)

    aka: Elizabethan Revenge

    Producer
    James Cook
    Subject
    Drama

    Radio programme. Melvyn Bragg and guests Jonathan Bate, Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick, Julie Sanders, Professor of English Literature and Drama at the...

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  10. Adventure of English, The (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Languages
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 405 minutes), £43.05

    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...

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