TV: The secret history of writing

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TV: The secret history of writing

Postby DaveAgain » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:10 pm

3 part documentary on writing, currently available via the BBC iPlayer service.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/ ... of-writing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mtml
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Re: TV: The secret history of writing

Postby tungemål » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:32 am

I'd like to see this one. BBC makes som great documentaries. Sadly, it is only available in the UK.
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Re: TV: The secret history of writing

Postby Kraut » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:44 am

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Re: TV: The secret history of writing

Postby tungemål » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:51 pm

This is an excellent documentary. If you've got any interest in writing systems and books, you've got to watch this. The second episode was particularly interesting, exploring the significance of the papyrus of Rome, the parchment of middle age Europe and the paper of China. I hope I can see episode 3 as well.
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Postby Kraut » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:10 pm

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Re: TV: The secret history of writing

Postby DaveAgain » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:02 am

This seems to be available from Arte.tv now in French (L'odyssée de l'écriture) and German (Vom Schreiben und Denken. Die Saga der Schrift).
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