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S4C (Firm)

Works: 411 works in 585 publications in 5 languages and 13,925 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  History  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Animated films  Children's television programs 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.43
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Most widely held works by S4C (Firm)
The Little Engine that could by Watty Piper( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 570 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 486 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 )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 362 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
Shakespeare : the animated tales by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 304 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
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

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

Performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
Ancient Egypt unearthed( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 283 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
What is truth? : gospels and their authors( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 264 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
The winter stallion( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen year old Gwen Davies adores the horses she and her grandfather have raised on the beautiful Welsh Mountains. However, when her grandfather dies her uncle must either sell the farm to a greedy land developer, or allow Gwen to keep the farm, opening the wounds of his tragic past in the process
The princess and the goblin( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a peaceful kingdom is menaced by an army of monstrous goblins, a brave and beautiful princess joins forces with a resourceful peasant boy to rescue the noble king and all his people
Whose truth is the truth? : New testament apocrypha and codification of the canon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 242 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
A Fatal stroke : fall of Lenin and rise of Leninism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 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
A Rebel with a cause : death of a man, birth of a legend( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 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
Buddhism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 241 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. (26 minutes)
Christianity( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program sheds light on the evolution and spread of Christianity across 13 centuries of architecture and art. Selected sites and masterpieces include the 8th-century monastic settlement on Inishmurray Island, off the coast of Ireland; frescoes in the catacombs of San Domitilla and Caravaggios at Santa Luigi di Franchesi, in Rome; the Hagia Sophia, once a Christian cathedral, in Istanbul; the astonishing underground churches of Lalibela, in Ethiopia; Chartres Cathedral; and the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona-a visual feast of facades and spires
The Play's the thing : China's cultural revolution( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 241 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
The Murder of Sergei Kirov : assassination or crime of passion?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 240 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
Hinduism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Hinduism with Sadhvi Vrnda Chaitanya of Arsha Vijnana Mandiram. Topics of discussion include the history of Hinduism; the Vedas, which are typically committed to memory; the meaning of the words karma, samsara, and moksha and their relationship to one other; the concept that everything is God and that secular and sacred therefore are one; and the individual rather than congregational nature of Hindu prayer. In addition, Siva Subramanian tours viewers through Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland
Islam( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 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
The Heroes of Dadu : people's revolution in China( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 239 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. (25 minutes)
Maintaining the truth : epistles of the new testament( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 239 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
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The winter stallion
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