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S4C (Firm)

Works: 392 works in 591 publications in 5 languages and 14,200 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Drama  Filmed operas  Juvenile works  Children's films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
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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 564 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 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renee Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly
Shakespeare : the animated tales by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 399 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
Fireman Sam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 360 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
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides insights into the practice of Hinduism through the architecture and art of India. Circling from Varanasi to Mamallapuram and Khajuraho and back again, it spotlights carved-stone shrines such as the Krishna Mandapam, the Panch Rathas, and the Dharmaraja Ratha; the ancient Shore Temple, recovered from the Bay of Bengal; and the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, with its exotic-and erotic-exterior panels. An aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges and the rarely filmed and highly symbolic cremation process are captured as well
The Play's the thing : China's cultural revolution by Amanda Rees( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 323 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."--Container
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here's a real quiz question. Can you name this famous opera written to an Italian libretto based on a revolutionary French play by an Austrian composer and first produced in Vienna in 1786? Any idea? Well, Opera Easy's featured work today is - drum roll, maestro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro!" says host Natalie Choquette
Ancient Egypt unearthed( Visual )

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

Secrets of Egypt's lost queen: Top archaeologists use cutting-edge forensic techniques to unravel the mystery of Queen Hatshepsut's life and death, and unearth her fascinating story that has remained buried for 3,000 years
What is truth? : gospels and their authors by R. C Sproul( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are generally regarded as the authors of the Gospels. But did they actually write them? And if not, who did, and when? This program focuses on accounts and theories pertaining to the identities of the four Evangelists, as well as the authenticity of the texts attributed to them. Scholars and clerics examine and discuss original manuscripts, such as Codex Sinaiticus, with its Shepherd of Hermas and the Epistle of Barnabas, and the Book of Alexandria with its first and second letters of Clement
Whose truth is the truth? : New testament apocrypha and codification of the canon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 276 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 )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 274 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
Maintaining the truth : epistles of the new testament( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the 27 compositions that comprise the New Testament, 21 are letters: some guide, some warn. This program explores the content as well as authenticity of the various letters attributed to Paul, James, Jude, and Peter. Location footage brings to life Paul's missionary journeys to Antioch, Athens, Corinth, and Rome. The Pastoral Epistles, Gospel of Thomas, letters of Pontius Pilate, and the theological differences between James and Paul are also examined. Along with noted scholars, Father Jerry Murphy O'Connor of the Ecole Biblique Jerusalem and the Right Reverend Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham, also offer commentary
The winter stallion by Questar Video( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 261 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
A Rebel with a cause : death of a man, birth of a legend by Jacques Pauw( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program tells the epic story of Che Guevara's life (Argentinean, Marxist and revolutionary) ; the last swansong of the old revolution, and recounts the remarkable event of his death ; an incident which inspired such public reaction that it shaped our modern world. He was executed in Bolivia on October 9th, 1967 while on a mission to spread communism to Latin America
The Quest for Olwen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young prince, with a curse of love placed on him, sets out on a lifetime search for a beautiful young woman, Olwen, daughter of a giant who kills all who try to marry her since he is dommed to die on the day of her wedding
The Heroes of Dadu : people's revolution in China( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 256 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
The Greek Orthodox church( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about the Greek Orthodox Church with Father Stephen Callos of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Topics of discussion include primary distinctions between Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholicism; similarities and differences among the Greek, Russian, and other Orthodox Churches; the Orthodox view of the incarnation of Jesus; and marriage and celibacy within the Church. In addition, the religious iconography at Saints Constantine and Helen is explained by Bible study leader Irene Theodore
A Fatal stroke : fall of Lenin and rise of Leninism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 254 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 by Norman Oliver Brown( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 254 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 254 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
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The winter stallion
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