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S4C (Firm)

Works: 335 works in 576 publications in 5 languages and 14,069 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Juvenile works  Children's films  Drama  Animated films  Film adaptations  Operas  Children's television programs 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.43
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The Little Engine that could by Watty Piper( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated film of the children's classic story of the little engine named Tillie who helps the big engine Georgia deliver a cargo of toys to eagerly waiting children
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An American naval officer falls in love with a Japanese geisha girl known as Butterfly and marries her, with no intention of ever taking her home to America."
Fireman Sam( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sound the alarm! Fireman Sam and his heroic team are always prepared for rescues. Whether it's a flood in Pontypandy, dangerous shifting tides or trouble at sea for Norman and James there's no challenge too big for Fireman Sam! Join the squad and save the day with this collection of daring seaworthy rescues"--Container
The Play's the thing : China's cultural revolution by Amanda Rees( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cultural Revolution, which started in 1966, had less to do with culture than with a violent attempt to control the minds of the Chinese people. Yet it was a play, which slyly criticized Chairman Mao, that raised the curtain on this horrendous period in China's history, acting as a catalyst for the brutal reforms. Beginning with an excerpt from The Dismissal of Hai Rui, this program presents the details of the movement that led to the deaths of half a million people before finally consuming itself. Jack Gray, author of Rebellions and Revolutions, and Zhang Yongning, son of a Party official, offer their insights into the Communist politics of the day
Shakespeare : the animated tales by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptations of 12 plays by William Shakespeare, with animation by the leading directors of Russia's Christmas Films and voice actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Designed to introduce children and young adults to some of Shakespeare's most popular works
What is truth? : the gospels and their authors by R. C Sproul( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on accounts and theories pertaining to the identities of the four evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It examines the authenticity of the texts attributed to them, and discusses original manuscripts, such as the Codex Sinaiticus
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
Whose truth is the truth? : New testament apocrypha and codification of the canon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Church saw a proliferation of writings all claiming divine authority. This program surveys many of these texts and their adherents, as well as traces the course of the New Testament's codification. Original manuscripts and critical commentary are used to explore the infancy gospels, St. Clement's letters to the Corinthians, and the Gnostic gospels, including the Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and Gospel of Philip. Key figures and events in the process are also portrayed, including Marcion, Tertullian, the Emperor Constantine and his conversion, the Council of Nicea, and St. Athanasius, who first codified the 27 books of the New Testament
The Murder of Sergei Kirov : assassination or crime of passion?( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the shocking murder of Sergei Kirov-the charismatic Party member whose popularity threatened the power base of his friend, Stalin-impacted the lives of millions, the truth behind it has long remained a mystery. Was it motivated by politics, or by something else? In this program, Boris Starkov, of St. Petersburg Academy of Economics, and Yuri Amiantov, chief archivist of the Communist Party, scrutinize the facts surrounding the momentous 1934 murder and shed light on the horrific era of purges that followed, in which thousands of so-called conspirators and enemies of the people were brutally executed
Ancient Egypt unearthed( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women pharaohs: New discoveries by Egyptologists have found that women pharaohs wielded secret powers in ancient Egypt. These women pharaohs may have been the key to why Egypt was a great civilization before those of Greece and Rome
The Greek Orthodox church( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stunningly beautiful island of Patmos is the backdrop for this brief account of the Greek Orthodox Church, its history, and its living tradition. Interwoven with the spectacular Holy Week celebrations, the program records the sometimes contradictory attitudes of the Church and of the islanders, some of whom regret, while others welcome, the passing of the old way of life in the face of mass tourism and unstinting materialism
A Rebel with a cause : death of a man, birth of a legend by Jacques Pauw( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 9, 1967, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was summarily executed. After his mangled body was dumped in an anonymous grave, his killers hoped he would be forgotten-but Che's enemies had underestimated him. In this program, Edward George, of the University of Bristol; General Gary Prado, the officer in charge of Che's capture; and nurse Susan Osinaga, who cleaned Che's dead body, discuss Che's appeal as a Communist martyr, probe the contradictions in his character, and speculate on whether, if allowed to live, he might have slipped into obscurity as his early success in Cuba receded farther and farther into the past
The Quest for Olwen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destined by a spell, cast by his stepmother, to love only Olwen, Culhwch begins his quest to seek her hand, but the road to marriage is paved with seemingly insurmountable obstacles set by her father, the evil giant, Ysbaddaden. Thus begins one of the loveliest of the Tales of the Mabinogion, some manuscripts of which are at least 700 years old. The legends themselves are of course far older, though their spell is as powerful today as it was when rugged warriors and their ladies listened to the adventures of King Arthur and Merlin and giants and dragons, of the daunting adventures that pitted noble heroes against the powers of magic and evil. Outstanding animation is the technique for portraying the stirring tale of Culhwch and Olwen
The winter stallion by Questar Video( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her grandfather dies right before Christmas, sixteen-year-old Gwen is left with only an estranged uncle and a stallion named Mabon
The Heroes of Dadu : people's revolution in China( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dadu is a swift and dangerous river, long associated with the defeat of armies that could not escape across it. For the Maoist Communists in 1935, crossing that river meant nothing less than the survival of their cause. This program documents the story of the Communist revolution in China, providing an excellent overview of the years before, during, and after the Party's rise to power. In addition, veterans of the Long March recount the story of the legendary trek from which only 8,000 of the original 86,000 members survived: a yearlong march that took them across 18 mountain ranges and 24 rivers-including the perilous Dadu
A Fatal stroke : fall of Lenin and rise of Leninism( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 1922, Lenin wrote a secret speech censuring General Secretary Stalin, to be read the following spring at the Twelfth Party Congress. But on March 9, 1923, Lenin suffered a debilitating stroke, and the speech was never given. Featuring Orlando Figes, of Cambridge University; Boris Starkov, of St. Petersburg Academy of Economics; and Yuri Amiantov, chief archivist of the Communist Party, this program focuses on the sequence of events surrounding the twist of fate that left Lenin speechless and presented Stalin with the opportunity to ruthlessly maneuver his way into supreme power
Islam : the five pillars of faith by Candace Corrigan( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five times a day, one fifth of the world's population faces Mecca and falls to its knees in prayer. This program illustrates how, through architecture and art, Muslims have articulated their faith. Architectural sites include the Great Mosque of Djenne, in Mali; the Jama Masjid Mosque, in Delhi, which took 5,000 workers more than six years to build during the time of Shah Jahan; the Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul; the Great Mosque of Cordoba; and the ultramodern New York Mosque
Paganism( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the dawn of humankind, people have wondered: Is there a sentient power within or beyond our world that is involved in our lives? This program examines the practice of paganism through important prehistoric sites such as the capstone dolmen Pentre Ifan, in Wales; the megaliths of Newgrange, in Ireland; some of the 3,000 standing stones at Carnac, in France; and the Altamira caves in northern Spain, with their remarkable examples of pagan rock art. In addition, a Dogon funeral dance in Mali exemplifies an indigenous religious ritual as it is performed today
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using architecture and art, this program studies the birth of Buddhism in India and its spread to other lands, where it has flourished. The Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodh Gaya; the Great Stupa at Sanchi, India; the Borobudur Temple-the largest Buddhist shrine in the world-in Indonesia; and the Chuang Yen Monastery in New York State, with its 37-foot-tall marble statue of The Enlightened One surrounded by 10,000 smaller statues, are featured
The Hunt for the true October : real Russian revolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of October 24, 1917, a police patrol stopped two men on the streets of St. Petersburg, but failing to recognize their quarry, the police let them pass. One of them-disguised as a tramp-was the future founder and leader of the Soviet Union: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. In this program, Cambridge University's Orlando Figes, author of A People's Tragedy, and Vitaly Startsev, of St. Petersburg Herzen University, investigate the circumstances of the October Revolution, exploding the popular myths reinforced by Sergei Eisenstein's film October and exploring the what-ifs that could have led to democracy in Russia instead of dictatorship. (25 minutes)
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The winter stallion
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