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    • Routes of English: Complete Series 3: Accents and Dialects

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Melvyn Bragg
    • Durée : 2 h et 45 min
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    Melvyn Bragg looks at dialects from around Britain: the Pitmatic of Northumberland, the dialect of (London/Derry), the increasingly elusive Cornish dialect, Pidgin, and Shropshire dialect, then finishing up with a speculation on the future of English dialects.

    Prix : 12,28 €

    • Love Without End

    • A Story of Heloise and Abelard
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Beth Eyre, Mark Hadfield
    • Durée : 8 h et 54 min
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    Paris in 1117. Heloise, a brilliant young scholar, is astonished when the famous radical philosopher Peter Abelard consents to be her tutor. But what starts out as a meeting of minds turns into a passionate, dangerous love affair, which incurs terrible retribution. Nine centuries later, Arthur is in Paris to recreate the extraordinary story of Heloise and Abelard in a novel. To his surprise, his daughter visits and agrees to help, challenging his portraits of a couple who seem often inscrutable, sometimes breathtakingly modern.

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • The Sword and the Miracle

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Frederick Davidson
    • Durée : 23 h et 22 min
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    In the seventh century, at the dawn of Christianity, Bega, a bewitching Irish princess bestowed with miraculous powers, and Padric, a charismatic British prince gifted with the fiery power of the sword, sacrifice themselves for what they believe to be a greater destiny.

    Prix : 34,63 €

    • Kingdom Come

    • The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 3
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Malcolm Sinclair
    • Durée : 13 h et 35 min
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    Douglas Tallentire has at last achieved what his father and grandfather before him fought for so bitterly. Educated and independent, he can carve out his own career and spread his wings. But success, freedom and happiness are more elusive than ever in the fiercely competitive '70s. From Cumbria to the frenetic whirl of sophisticated life in New York and London, Douglas, like all the Tallentires, must come to terms with private uncertainty and pain.

    Prix : 26,57 €

    • A Place in England

    • The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 2
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Malcolm Sinclair
    • Durée : 8 h et 44 min
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    Joseph Tallantire has hope and ambition - like his father before him, he is determined to make something of himself and improve his lot. But life is not easy for an uneducated young man in Cumberland before and during World War II, and Joseph's struggle against the odds is the subject of this moving and evocative novel.

    Prix : 25,45 €

    • The Hired Man

    • The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 1
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Malcolm Sinclair
    • Durée : 8 h et 1 min
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    Set in Cumbria and covering the period from 1898 to the early '20s, this is the powerful saga of John Tallentire, first farm labourer then coal miner, and his wife, Emily. John's struggle to break free from the humiliating status of a 'hired man' is the theme of a novel which has been hailed as a classic of its kind - as meticulously detailed as a social document, as evocative as the writings of Hardy and Lawrence.

    Prix : 25,45 €

    • Now Is the Time

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : David Timson
    • Durée : 11 h et 53 min
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    At the end of May 1381, the 14-year-old King of England had reason to be fearful: the plague had returned, the royal coffers were empty and a draconian poll tax was being widely evaded. Yet Richard, bolstered by his powerful, admired mother, felt secure in his God-given right to reign.

    Prix : 18,60 €

    • The Soldier's Return

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Julian Elfer
    • Durée : 8 h et 25 min
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    In the spring of 1946, ex-corporal Sam Richardson returns home from the "forgotten war" in Burma to his hometown of Wigton in Cumbria, England, to the joyful relief of his young wife, Ellen. He finds a town in which, seemingly, little has changed: the same twisting alleys, weavers' cottages, and medieval archways, and the same lack of prospects for an uneducated, working-class man like himself. Sam, however, has changed.

    Prix : 18,67 €

    • Grace and Mary

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Gordon Griffin, Sandra Duncan
    • Durée : 7 h et 22 min
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    John visits his ageing mother, Mary, in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her receding memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs, and questions from their shared past, taking her back to the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But as he rekindles her memories, it is her own mother she longs for - and John finds himself delving further back, into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood, and the unsung sorrows of her thwarted yet spirited mother, Grace.

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible, 1611-2011

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Stephen Thorne
    • Durée : 11 h et 37 min
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    The King James Bible has often been called ‘the Book of Books’ both in itself and in what it stands for. Since its publication in 1611 it has been the best-selling book in the world, and many believe it has had the greatest impact.The King James Bible has spread the Protestant faith. It has also been the greatest influence on the enrichment of the English language and its literature.

    Prix : 19,38 €

    • Remember Me

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Mark McGann
    • Durée : 21 h et 3 min
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    A passionate but ultimately tragic love affair starts when two students - one French, one English - meet at university at the beginning of the sixties. From its tentative, unpromising early stages, the relationship develops into a life-changing one, whose profound impact continues to reverberate forty years later.

    Prix : 21,54 €

    • Routes of English: Complete Series 1: Evolving English

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Melvyn Bragg
    • Durée : 2 h et 46 min
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    Melvyn Bragg looks at how English has evolved over 1,000 years, looking at the disappearance of old dialects like that of Cumbria, and how it has been enriched by foreign languages, from Latin, Old French, and then dozens more as conquest, trade and immigration played their part in recent centuries.

    Prix : 11,74 €

    • Voices of the Powerless: Civil War: The Siege of Chester

    • Chester, Charles I and Oliver Cromwell
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Melvyn Bragg
    • Durée : 29 min
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    Melvyn Bragg follows his long historical exploration of the Routes of English with ‘Voices of the Powerless’, the BBC Radio 4 series in which he explores the lives of the ordinary working men and women of Britain at critical moments across the last 1,000 years. At the beginning of his reign, King Charles I faced a perennial problem for English monarchs, how to raise the money and resources needed to wage war.

    Prix : 7,87 €

    • Twelve Books That Changed the World

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Patricia Hodge, Hugh Ross, Robert Powell, and others
    • Durée : 2 h et 24 min
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    When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval, or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book.

    Prix : 10,73 €

    • In Our Time: The Written World

    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Melvyn Bragg
    • Durée : 2 h et 19 min
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    Broadcaster and arts presenter Melvyn Bragg fronts The Written World, a five-part BBC Radio 4 series following the origins of writing from its first appearance 6,000 years ago and exploring how it has shaped the world's intellectual history. In the first programme, he looks at the technology of writing, and how making signs on clay, wood, or parchment enabled the development of human culture.

    Prix : 12,27 €

    • Voices of the Powerless: Plantation and the Seeds of Discord

    • Portadown, County Armagh and the Ulster Plantation
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : uncredited
    • Durée : 31 min
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    Melvyn Bragg follows his long historical exploration of the Routes of English with Voices of the Powerless, the BBC Radio 4 series in which he explores the lives of the ordinary working men and women of Britain at critical moments across the last 1,000 years. Ulster, one of the four ancient provinces of Ireland, remained largely independent of English rule until the end of the 16th century. The plantation period the programme looks at is the half century between the Tudor conquest of Ulster in the 1590s and the rebellion of the Ulster Irish in 1641.

    Prix : 8,18 €

    • Voices of the Powerless: The Crofters' Farewell

    • Northern Scotland, the Western Isles and the Highland Clearances
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Melvyn Bragg
    • Durée : 31 min
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    Visiting the Hebridean island of Mull today, it's not long before someone mentions the steep decline in population that the Scottish highlands and islands suffered 150 to 200 years ago. And it was a depopulation that the crofters were powerless to do anything about - in a phrase that sounds a knell almost as chilling as today's 'ethnic cleansing', the Highland Clearances are still talked of as one of the most harsh pieces of social manipulation in Britain's history. A long-drawn-out lament mourned in song and poetry ever since.

    Prix : 8,18 €

    • Voices of the Powerless: A Journey Beyond the Seas

    • McQuarrie Harbour, Tasmania, Transportation and the Colonisation of Australia
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Melvyn Bragg
    • Durée : 33 min
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    In this episode taken from the BBC Radio 4 series, Melvyn Bragg voyages to Tasmania to find out what a sentence of transportation to Van Diemen’s Land really meant to those who survived the journey ‘beyond the seas’. We hear the forgotten voices of people such as Joseph Lingard, a respectable Derbyshire man who was wrongfully convicted of the theft of a door-latch, and explore the destinies of the many thousands of British convicts whose forced labour shaped the first 80 years of the Australian colony.

    Prix : 8,18 €

    • Voices of the Powerless: Below Decks and Boney

    • The Royal Naval Dockyards, Chatham, Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Melvyn Bragg
    • Durée : 30 min
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    In this episode taken from the BBC Radio 4 series, Melvyn Bragg travels to the historic dockyard of Chatham to explore the life of a seaman in Nelson’s navy. Our popular image of the 18th century sailor below decks is one of a downtrodden, press-ganged man who was a victim of regular beatings. While Bragg finds some evidence to support this view, he also discovers that for many working-class men a career on board ship was an opportunity for a better life.

    Prix : 7,87 €

    • Voices of the Powerless: Who was then the Gentleman?

    • Blackheath, Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt
    • De : Melvyn Bragg
    • Lu par : Melvyn Bragg
    • Durée : 31 min
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    Melvyn Bragg follows his long historical exploration of the Routes of English with ‘Voices of the Powerless’, the BBC Radio 4 series in which he explores the lives of the ordinary working men and women of Britain at critical moments across the last 1,000 years.The Peasants' Revolt began in the Essex village of Fobbing in May 1381. It started with the arrival of a royal tax commissioner, John Bampton, enquiring into evasion of the new poll-tax.

    Prix : 8,18 €

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