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1 December 2002 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 18)
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael Cronin ... Readings (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Robert Bee (unknown episodes)
David Thomas (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Melvyn Bragg (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Thomas .... producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Robert Bee .... producer (unknown episodes)
Melvyn Bragg .... series producer (unknown episodes)
Claire Holland .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Lucy Leveugle .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Nigel Wattis .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Mark Manning (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Helena Bullivant .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Justin Johnson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Peter Pearson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Andrew Sides .... graphics (unknown episodes)
Jon R. Underwood .... graphics (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
James Hynes .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Robert Thompson .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes, 2003)
John Avery .... sound (unknown episodes)
Brian Hughes .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Alex Thompson .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alistair Cameron .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jack Holmes .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Leon Hoser .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris King .... camera operator: rostrum camera (unknown episodes)
David Mackay .... aerial photographer (unknown episodes)
Ken Morse .... camera operator: rostrum camera (unknown episodes)
Michael O'Halloran .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Marc Eskenazi .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Vincent Narduzzo .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Simon Cherry .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Tim Morrison .... archive footage coordinator and researcher (unknown episodes)

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65 min (8 episodes)
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Programs; reminiscent of "The Story of English", 8 February 2005
Author: paula001 from United States

I heartily agree that this series is a treat to any of us who consciously enjoy the language of Britain and the States. Robin McNeil's "The Story of English" was nowhere near as lively as this.

Why is this show being relegated to obscurity? It is running (Feb 2005)on the History Channel (cable/satellite) at 4 a.m. on successive days. No repeats are scheduled here, either. I have seen it for sale on the Web for a mere $930 -- One negative comment on the History Channel showing -- it has been closed captioned with the cheaper, easier, roll-up style caps; the style with a large black box obscuring the video with scrolling caps. IMHO, pop-on CCs would greatly enhance "The Adventure of English" for all of us.

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