Prog 1 - An English speaking world; Prog 2 - The Mother Tongue Prog 3 - A Muse of Fire; Prog 4 - The Guide Scots Tongue. A Nine Part series that tells the story of English as a spoken language: how it started and survived, spread and developed. “The Story of English” spans more than 1,000 years of world history and visits locations on five continents. It presents a picture of the English speaking world and English speaking peoples of many nationalities and backgrounds.
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