Spoken by one-third of the world's people, the English language has grown and evolved in fascinating and unpredictable ways from its earliest beginnings. This fascinating documentary miniseries examines the power and impact English has had around the world in matters of commerce, culture, and diplomacy. Author/broadcaster Melvyn Bragg interviews Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and others. All eight episodes of the miniseries are presented in a four-disc set. 6 3/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).