The Adventure of English (2002)

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The history of the English language.

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Melvyn Bragg ...
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Michael Cronin ...
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In this eight part series, Melvyn Bragg, explores the development of the English Language over the last 1500 years. The first four programmes explain how this insignificant German dialect has evolved into a global language now spoken and understood by more people than any other in the world. The remaining four programmes visit various countries around the world to show the differences in modern English. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Not available on DVD! What a waste!
27 December 2005 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

What a waste that such a valuable and fascinating educational tool (for public and schools) is locked in the ITV vaults to be seen rarely and at odd programming times by people who happen across it. I also have seen only one program, and have been itching to buy it since.

The information is presented in a logical, easy-to-remember manner. The style is interesting and clever. Re-enactments and characterisations are well done.

I am not aware of another program like it in content or in purpose. It melds the study of English grammar with an understanding of British history in a very clear and concise manner, linking many areas of knowledge most people would not have connected themselves.


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