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The Resource The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 1, an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; produced & directed by Robert Bee ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)

The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 1, an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; produced & directed by Robert Bee ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)

Label
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 1
Title
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; produced & directed by Robert Bee ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg
Title variation
Life story of a remarkable language
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Episode 1 covers the 5th century and the displacement of the Celtic language with Anglo-Saxon by the invading Germanic tribes. Its greatest expression was found in the epic poem Beowulf and its staunchest champion in Alfred I
  • Episode 2 covers the period after the Norman conquest of 1066. During this period England was bilingual speaking French or English depending on class. This program looks at the influence French had on the English language and how English prevailed
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Camera, Michael O'Halloran ; editor, Mark Manning ; music, Howard Goodall
Dewey number
420/.9
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Presenter, Melvyn Bragg ; reader (Episode 1), Michael Cronin ; actors (Episode 2), Gary Golding, Mark Saban, Mark Heap, Pam Tonks, Michael Cronin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bragg, Melvyn
  • Bee, Robert
  • Cronin, Michael
  • ITV Global Entertainment
  • London Weekend Television, ltd
  • Granada (Firm)
  • Athena (Firm)
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Alfred
  • English language
  • Frisian language
  • Vikings
  • Normans
  • Anglo-Norman dialect
  • Old Norse language
  • French language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Eleanor
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • French language
  • English language
  • Literature and society
  • Language and culture
  • English language
Technique
live action
Label
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 1, an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; produced & directed by Robert Bee ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 2002 by London Weekend Television
  • Volume 1 contains episodes 1-2
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Episode 1. Introduction -- Friesland -- The Celts -- Beowulf -- The "Great" King Alfred -- Trouble with the written word -- The Norman Invasion
  • Episode 2. The White Tower -- Henry & Eleanor -- Privileged lives -- The loss of Normandy -- The Black Death -- Chaucer
Control code
ocn378262426
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 17495 AMP-8220
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)378262426
System details
DVD; Dolby digital stereo; widescreen (16:9)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The adventure of English 500 AD to 2000, Volume 1, an LWT production ; Granada ; ITV Global Entertainment ; produced & directed by Robert Bee ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 2002 by London Weekend Television
  • Volume 1 contains episodes 1-2
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Episode 1. Introduction -- Friesland -- The Celts -- Beowulf -- The "Great" King Alfred -- Trouble with the written word -- The Norman Invasion
  • Episode 2. The White Tower -- Henry & Eleanor -- Privileged lives -- The loss of Normandy -- The Black Death -- Chaucer
Control code
ocn378262426
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 17495 AMP-8220
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)378262426
System details
DVD; Dolby digital stereo; widescreen (16:9)
Video recording format
DVD

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