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Release Date:
1 December 2002 (UK) See more »
The biography of a language.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 19)
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael Cronin ... Readings (2 episodes, 2003)
Mark Saban ... Additional Voices (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Robert Bee (2 episodes, 2003)

David Thomas (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Melvyn Bragg (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Robert Bee .... producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Melvyn Bragg .... series producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Lucy Leveugle .... associate producer (1 episode, 2003)

David Thomas .... producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Claire Holland .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Nigel Wattis .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Cinematography by
Michael O'Halloran (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Film Editing by
Mark Manning (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Production Management
Justin Johnson .... production manager (2 episodes, 2003)

Helena Bullivant .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Peter Pearson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Andrew Sides .... graphics (2 episodes, 2003)
Jon R. Underwood .... graphics (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Sound Department
John Avery .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
Brian Hughes .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2003)

James Hynes .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Robert Thompson .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Alex Thompson .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Leon Hoser .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2003)
Ken Morse .... rostrum (2 episodes, 2003)

Alistair Cameron .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jack Holmes .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris King .... camera operator: rostrum camera (unknown episodes)
David Mackay .... aerial photographer (unknown episodes)
Michael O'Halloran .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Simon Coldrick .... video post-production (2 episodes, 2003)
Steve Lucas .... video post-production (2 episodes, 2003)

Marc Eskenazi .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Vincent Narduzzo .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Simon Cherry .... script editor (2 episodes, 2003)

Tim Morrison .... archive footage coordinator and researcher (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

65 min (8 episodes)
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Like history? Like language? You'll love this series!, 1 October 2006
Author: MarkOnline from United States

Like the other reviewer, my TiVo "suggested" this for me, also. The most interesting thing about the series is how the history of the English language is nothing short of a history of Great Britian itself. From the Romans to the Vikings to the Normans, speak one sentence in English and you're very likely to unwittingly pay homage to all three cultures. The series not a dry examination of disassociated English words. It's a fantastic story of a people, their contributions to the language, and how their relationships to each other helped shape what is today the universal language of communication. That a DVD priced for private audiences is not available is inexplicable. I have never bought a DVD of a documentary before, but would not hesitate to buy this set were it reasonably priced for the private consumer.

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