The story of English [videorecording] / Home Vision, a Films Incorporated Company presents ; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions ; a BBC TV co-production with MacNeil-Lehrer Productions in association with WNET.

Contributor(s): McCrum, Robert | Cran, William | MacNeil, Robert | British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service | MacNeil/Lehrer Productions | WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) | Home Vision (Firm)Material type: FilmFilmPublication details: [S.l.] : Public Media Home Vision, [2009?]Description: 4 videodiscs (523 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inSubject(s): English language -- History
Contents:
Disc 1. Program 1-2. An English speaking world ; Mother tongue -- disc 2. Program 3-4. A muse of fire ; The Guid Scots tongue -- disc 3. Program 5-6. Black on white ; "Pioneers! O Pioneers!" -- disc 4. Program 7-9. The muvver tongue ; The loaded weapon ; Next year's words: a look into the future.
Production credits: Producer and director, William Cran ; series writer, Robert McCrum ; with Robert MacNeil.Host and co-writer, Robert MacNeil.Summary: A nine-part exploration into the past, present and future of the world's most widely spoken and influential language. Discusses the history of the English language from Celtic times through to modern day. Looks at the universal use and different varieties of English in Britain and the New World.
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DVD format.

Producer and director, William Cran ; series writer, Robert McCrum ; with Robert MacNeil.

Host and co-writer, Robert MacNeil.

Originally produced in 1987.

Disc 1. Program 1-2. An English speaking world ; Mother tongue -- disc 2. Program 3-4. A muse of fire ; The Guid Scots tongue -- disc 3. Program 5-6. Black on white ; "Pioneers! O Pioneers!" -- disc 4. Program 7-9. The muvver tongue ; The loaded weapon ; Next year's words: a look into the future.

A nine-part exploration into the past, present and future of the world's most widely spoken and influential language. Discusses the history of the English language from Celtic times through to modern day. Looks at the universal use and different varieties of English in Britain and the New World.

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