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The Adventure of English 

The history of the English language.
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Melvyn Bragg ...  Himself - Presenter 8 episodes, 2003
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ...  Readings 3 episodes, 2003
David Gwillim ...  Readings 3 episodes, 2003
Mark Saban Mark Saban ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2003
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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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The biography of a language.


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UK

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English

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1 December 2002 (UK) See more »

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(8 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Engaging enough for 12 year olds to Senior citizens.
23 December 2002 | by scotthouseholdSee all my reviews

As a fairly disparate family we nonetheless found enough within each programme to keep us watching and waiting for the next gem of information. Whether it be the way a word in common use was pronounced or just the vast array of words available we were fascinated.


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