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Welcome to the website of
Academy Media,
where you'll find all the programmes we've made over the last 35 years:

DVD Biographies about writers of classic literature
(42 titles) and classical composers (17 titles).
Nathaniel Hawthorne is our newest Famous Author

Follow the links in the left-hand column to find out about our products and place an order.

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Welcome To Our Site
Grandfather's Mothergoose

Grandfather's Mother Goose
nursery rhymes and songs for children aged 3 - 6
available on 1 disc mp3 format
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Thai Classical Dance

Two programmes on The Khon - Thai Classical Dance
CLICK on the graphic right to sample

Rama & Sita ; The Magic of Thai Classical Dance - documentary
Nonduk's Finger & The Abduction of Sita - two complete ballets.

Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
read by Malcolm Hossick.....click on image right to sample.
Sonnet 18
CHINA: In the Shadow of Mr Kong  - part of our History and Society seriesCHINA: In the Shadow of Mr Kong - part of our History and Society series

Available as individual programmes for £7.50 (+ VAT)
or as a 5-DVD Box-set for £26 (+ VAT).

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Review of CHINA: In the Shadow of Mr Kong
"I found this a fascinating series. So much that reaches us on China these days is grim, noisy, hyperactive and unsettling, but here we get a different rather more leisurely, optimistic picture of the country, and a beautiful one.

A scholarly and informed guide, Hossick takes us through the cultural and political history of China, attending its operas, reading its literature and reflecting upon its leaders. He shows us so much that is beautiful in the culture and positive in the people, and reveals the extent to which Confucius' (Mr. Kong's) benign wisdom at one time pervaded the country's psychology and governance. The series also gives us some insight into how these very qualities left the people vulnerable to being led down the distressing road of their recent history. It ends on a note of optimism that China can regain its lost self and its Confucian ideals to the benefit not only of the Chinese people, but of all of us.

Rather like a piece of Chinese artwork itself, the series moves at a reflective pace with time and light surrounding the beautiful images and measured narration.

Highly recommended"!!

5.0 out of 5 stars A Positive View of China, 13 Jan 2011

Amazon Customer
Review of CHINA: In the Shadow of Mr Kong
Ghosts, a family drama by Henrik IbsenGhosts, a family drama by Henrik Ibsen
"We are given honesty in spades in this production, revealing and harrowing honesty... Deserves a large audience" www.Ibsen.net

"beautifully nuanced...riveting viewing" Judith Ramm, Head of English, International School

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Famous Authors seriesFamous Authors series
We have more than 40 titles, from Shakespeare to Orwell, Hemingway to Voltaire.

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Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Caroll
unabridged version; read by Malcolm Hossick
Available on mp3 disc or as a CD boxset.
Mp3 download coming soon.

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A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
unabridged version - read by Malcolm Hossick
available on mp3 disc or as a CD boxset.
Mp3 download coming soon.

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