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  1. To Walk Invisible (2017)

    Director
    Sally Wainwright
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 119 minutes), £19.99

    Sally Wainwright writes and directs this one-off British television drama which follows the lives of renowned authors the Brontë sisters. Set in 1840s Yorkshire, sisters Anne (Charlie Murphy), Charlotte...

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  2. Parade’s End (1964) (2016)

    Director
    Alan Cooke
    Producer
    Cedric Messina
    Subject
    English language and literature

    Judi Dench stars in this three-part adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s novel sequence, which was originally broadcast by the BBC in 1964.

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  3. Our Mutual Friend (1958) (2016)

    Director
    Derek Tayler
    Subject
    English language and literature

    1958 television adaptation, in twelve parts, of Dickens’ last completed novel. Originally broadcast between 7th November 1958 and 23rd January 1959.

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  4. Robert Aickman: Author of Strange Tales (2016)

    Director
    R.B. Russell; Rosalie Parker
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 53 minutes), £10.00

    This documentary explores and provides new insights into the life and writing of British author Robert Aickman (1914-1981), with special reference to his celebrated ‘strange stories’, his two volumes of...

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  5. By Our Selves (2016)

    Director
    Andrew Kötting
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 83 minutes), £22.99

    BY OUR SELVES documents a four-day walk made by the English poet John Clare from an asylum in the Epping Forest up into Northamptonshire. Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and a Straw Bear follow in his footsteps...

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  6. Tracking the Emergence of New Words Across Time and Space (2015)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Media studies

    Podcast. Dr Jack Grieve, Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics at Aston University, asserts that very little is known about how new words spread in language. New words are regularly identified by lexicographers,...

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  7. Hamlet (2015)

    Director
    Margaret Williams
    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £17.99

    A film version of the play with Maxine Peake in the title role. The production was first staged at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in 2014. Sarah Frankcom directed for stage, Margaret Williams for screen.

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  8. Inspector Calls, An (2015)

    Director
    Aisling Walsh
    Producer
    Howard Ella
    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 86 minutes), £11.99

    J.B. Priestley’s play adapted by Helen Edmundson. David Thewlis is the Inspector. With Miranda Richardson, Ken Stott, Finn Cole, Kyle Soller, Sophie Rundle and Chloe Pirrie.

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  9. David Hare (2015)

    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature

    Writer and director Sir David Hare talks to Mark Lawson following the recent publication of his memoir The Blue Touch Paper. Hare, one of Britain’s foremost political playwrights, rose to fame in the...

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  10. Sonnet 108 (2015 Film)

    Director
    Mark Karafin
    Subject
    English language and literature

    Filmed at the John T. Brush Stairway, Washington Heights, Manhattan.

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