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The Adventure of English - The Life Story of a Remarkable Language [Region Free Import]

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  • Actors: Melvyn Bragg
  • Directors: Robert Bee, David Thomas, Nigel Watts
  • Producers: Melvyn Bragg
  • Subtitles: Old English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Run Time: 400.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B004X2PEKW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,942 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The Adventure of English - The Life Story of a Remarkable Language [Region Free Import]: Official Shock Entertainment / ITV Studios Australian Region 4 PAL Double-DVD release as pictured. PLEASE NOTE: Though marked 'Region 4', these DVDs test as Region 2 compatible . Aspect ratio 16:9 anamorphic widescreen, colour. English Dolby Digital audio. Optional English subtitles available. Runtime 400mins. The complete LWT series as first broadcast on ITV in 2002-3. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH (LWT 2002-3, written, produced and presented by Melvin Bragg): This fascinating documentary investigates the spread and development of the English language. Follow the astonishing trail of the survival and triumph of English, an adventure through invasion, near extinction on more than one occasion and astounding flexibility, from its arrival in Britain in the 5th century, its voyage across the Atlantic with the Pilgrim Fathers to its influence among slaves in the Caribbean. This compelling programme investigates how vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar vary dramatically not only between countries but also from region to region in Britain. Written, produced and presented by Melvyn Bragg. Directed by Robert Bee, David Thomas, Nigel Wattis.


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