The Story of English
The documentary series was directed by William Cran, and originally broadcast on BBC and PBS. It was co-produced by MacNeil-Lehrer Productions and the BBC, and was principally funded through a grant from General Foods. The third episode, "A Muse of Fire", won the 1987 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming - Writing. The series was released as a 5 tape box set in 2001, running 495 minutes.
Episode list 
- An English Speaking World
- The Mother Tongue
- A Muse of Fire
- The Guid Scots Tongue
- Black on White ( Includes Interviews With Philadelphia Hip Hop Legends The Scanner Boys, Parry P and Grand Tone)
- Pioneers, O Pioneers!
- Muvver Tongue
- The Loaded Weapon
- Next Year's Words
- McCrum, Robert; Robert MacNeil, William Cran (1986). The Story of English. New York: Viking. ISBN 0-670-80467-3.
- ISBN 0-14-015405-1 and ISBN 0-14-200231-3
- The Story of English at the Internet Movie Database
- "Primetime Emmy Award Database - The Story of English". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
- The Story of English Video Series - contents listing, including timecode descriptions at the Wayback Machine
- ENG 121: The Story of English — a Northern Arizona University course using The Story of English as its base.