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The Resource The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 4, an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; [Episode 7] produced and directed by Bob Bee ; [Episode 8] produced and directed by Nigel Wattis ; [Episode 8] written and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)

The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 4, an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; [Episode 7] produced and directed by Bob Bee ; [Episode 8] produced and directed by Nigel Wattis ; [Episode 8] written and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)

Label
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 4
Title
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000
Title number
Volume 4
Statement of responsibility
an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; [Episode 7] produced and directed by Bob Bee ; [Episode 8] produced and directed by Nigel Wattis ; [Episode 8] written and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg
Title variation
Life story of a remarkable language
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Episode 7. "Was the English language an instrument of colonial oppression, or the means to introduce ideas such as freedom and democracy? The British colonies of India, the Caribbean, and Australia yielded different answers--and wholly different English dialects"--Container
  • Episode 8. Due to the influence of the United States during the 20th century, English has become a global tongue, with approximately one third of the world's population using English as a first or second language
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Howard Goodall ; (Episode 7) editor, Mark Manning ; camera, Michael O'Halloran, Paul Ree ; (Episode 8) editor, Tony Webb ; camera, Alistair Cameron, Michael O'Halloran, David Langan
Dewey number
420/.9
Language note
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Presenter, Melvyn Bragg ; (Episode 7) voices, Michael Cronin ... [et al.] ; (Episode 8) Gaelic singer, Anne Martin ; (Episode 8) voices, David Gwillim
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
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  • Bragg, Melvyn
  • Bee, Robert
  • Wattis, Nigel
  • London Weekend Television, ltd
  • ITV Global Entertainment
  • Granada (Firm)
  • Athena (Firm)
Runtime
102
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Great Britain
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • English language
Technique
live action
Label
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 4, an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; [Episode 7] produced and directed by Bob Bee ; [Episode 8] produced and directed by Nigel Wattis ; [Episode 8] written and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 2003 for broadcast by London Weekend Television
  • Volume 4 contains episodes 7-8
  • Bonus feature: "Architects of the language" biographies
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Episode 7. English & India -- The imperial English -- The Caribs -- Australia -- English kills local languages -- The Empire fades
  • Episode 8. English vs. America -- Influences on American English -- The second world war -- Global communications -- English in its homeland -- The keeper of words
Control code
ocn378262429
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
DVD 17498
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)378262429
System details
DVD; Dolby digital stereo; widescreen (16:9)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 4, an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; [Episode 7] produced and directed by Bob Bee ; [Episode 8] produced and directed by Nigel Wattis ; [Episode 8] written and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 2003 for broadcast by London Weekend Television
  • Volume 4 contains episodes 7-8
  • Bonus feature: "Architects of the language" biographies
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Episode 7. English & India -- The imperial English -- The Caribs -- Australia -- English kills local languages -- The Empire fades
  • Episode 8. English vs. America -- Influences on American English -- The second world war -- Global communications -- English in its homeland -- The keeper of words
Control code
ocn378262429
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
DVD 17498
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)378262429
System details
DVD; Dolby digital stereo; widescreen (16:9)
Video recording format
DVD

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