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A guide to themes in Sunset Song
A guide to themes in Sunset Song

Duration: 02:55

An examination of the main themes in Sunset Song: change, the land, women, and the community.

 
Comparisons Between Orwell’s '1984' and Channel 4’s 'Big Brother'
Comparisons Between Orwell’s '1984' and Channel 4’s 'Big Brother'

Duration: 05:50

Former 'Big Brother' contestants talk about how their experiences confined in the Big Brother house compared to the themes and issues raised in Orwell's '1984'.

 
Consider the Lilies: an Interview With Mr Seller
Consider the Lilies: an Interview With Mr Seller

Duration: 02:20

An imaginary interview between a modern day presenter and the charater Mr Seller from the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Character Development
Consider the Lilies: Character Development

Duration: 05:02

Structure and character development in the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Characterisation of Donald McLeod
Consider the Lilies: Characterisation of Donald McLeod

Duration: 00:52

Characterisation of Donald McLeod in the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Characters and Motivation
Consider the Lilies: Characters and Motivation

Duration: 02:28

Characters and motivation in the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Fact and Fiction
Consider the Lilies: Fact and Fiction

Duration: 01:57

The use of fact and fiction in 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Religious Symbolism
Consider the Lilies: Religious Symbolism

Duration: 01:32

Religious symbolism in the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Themes of Class and Authority
Consider the Lilies: Themes of Class and Authority

Duration: 02:33

An examination of the themes of class division, authority and injustice in the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Themes of Religion and Responsibility
Consider the Lilies: Themes of Religion and Responsibility

Duration: 01:56

Themes of religion and responsibility in 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Truth and Hope
Consider the Lilies: Truth and Hope

Duration: 00:55

The themes of truth and hope in the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Turning Points (pt 1/2)
Consider the Lilies: Turning Points (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:18

One of the key turning points in the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Consider the Lilies: Turning Points (pt 2/2)
Consider the Lilies: Turning Points (pt 2/2)

Duration: 03:12

More key turning points in the novel 'Consider the Lilies' by Iain Crichton Smith.

 
Exploring the character of Sherlock Holmes
Exploring the character of Sherlock Holmes

Duration: 05:00

Sherlock's incredible powers of deduction are demonstrated.

 
George Orwell's  'Animal Farm' - Historical Context  (pt 1/3)
George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - Historical Context (pt 1/3)

Duration: 08:41

An analysis of how events occurring in 1940s Russia influenced Orwell's writing of the novel 'Animal Farm'.

 
George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - Historical Context (pt 2/3)
George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - Historical Context (pt 2/3)

Duration: 02:57

An analysis of how and why the workers' paradise represented in 'Animal Farm' became a brutal dictatorship.

 
George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - Historical Context (pt 3/3)
George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - Historical Context (pt 3/3)

Duration: 03:16

An analysis of 'Animal Farm' as a representation of the corruption of the revolution by its leaders and of the rise and fall of Stalinism.

 
Scottish Short Stories : Anne Donovan - 'All That Glisters'
Scottish Short Stories : Anne Donovan - 'All That Glisters'

Duration: 05:56

Through dramatisation and interview, the story of a girl's relationship with her dying father is explored.

 
Scottish Short Stories : Brian McCabe - 'The Face'
Scottish Short Stories : Brian McCabe - 'The Face'

Duration: 05:20

A mix of dramatisation and interview explores this Brian McCabe story of a father and son relationship set against a coal mining backdrop.

 
Scottish Short Stories: Ian Rankin - 'A Deep Hole'
Scottish Short Stories: Ian Rankin - 'A Deep Hole'

Duration: 06:25

Discussion with the author highlighting the ability of short stories to be made into good film scripts.

 
Scottish Short Stories: Suhayl Saadi - 'The Queens of Govan'
Scottish Short Stories: Suhayl Saadi - 'The Queens of Govan'

Duration: 05:22

The author discusses his inspiration in music, the rhythm of his writing and his characters and themes.

 
Sherlock Holmes and investigative strategies
Sherlock Holmes and investigative strategies

Duration: 04:59

Sherlock Holmes's unusual techniques are demonstrated.

 
Simon Armitage - 'Gig'
Simon Armitage - 'Gig'

Duration: 06:18

An interview with poet Simon Armitage where he explains the inspiration for his book 'Gig'.

 
Sunset Song - Character of Chris
Sunset Song - Character of Chris

Duration: 03:02

The effectiveness of Chris Guthrie as a character is explored.

 
Sunset Song: Character Development in Harvest
Sunset Song: Character Development in Harvest

Duration: 02:51

The effect of marriage and widowhood on Chris Guthrie's character is discussed.

 
Sunset Song: Characterisation Through Relationships (pt 1/2)
Sunset Song: Characterisation Through Relationships (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:13

Chris Guthrie's relationships with her father is explored. THIS CLIP INCLUDES EXTRACTS AND DISCUSSION OF SEXUAL THEMES.

 
Sunset Song: Characterisation Through Relationships (pt 2/2)
Sunset Song: Characterisation Through Relationships (pt 2/2)

Duration: 01:00

Chris Guthrie's relationships with Ewan is contrasted with her relationship with her father. THIS CLIP INCLUDES EXTRACTS AND DISCUSSION OF SEXUAL THEMES.

 
Sunset Song: Development of Chris' Character
Sunset Song: Development of Chris' Character

Duration: 04:33

An examination of Chris Guthrie's divided but developing character. THIS CLIP DISCUSSES AND DEPICTS SCENES ON SEXUAL THEMES AND FEATURES BRIEF NUDITY

 
Sunset Song: Impact of War
Sunset Song: Impact of War

Duration: 02:30

The impact that war has on Chris and Ewan and their relatinship is explored. THIS CLIP INCLUDES A SHORT EXTRACT ON A SEXUAL THEMES.

 
Sunset Song: Importance of Setting
Sunset Song: Importance of Setting

Duration: 00:53

In novels such as 'Sunset Song', setting is important as it reflects the author's own experience and is chosen to contribute to the theme or concerns of the novel.

 
Sunset Song: Setting
Sunset Song: Setting

Duration: 04:31

A look at the place and time in which 'Sunset Song' is set.

 
Sunset Song: Structure and Theme
Sunset Song: Structure and Theme

Duration: 02:57

The structure of Sunset Song and comparison with the farming cycle are explored.

 
Sunset Song: Theme of Change
Sunset Song: Theme of Change

Duration: 01:03

Discussion of the theme of change through Chris' relationships and through changes to the landscape and community.

 
The Cone Gatherers
The Cone Gatherers

Duration: 04:08

Narratives from the inspector and Lady Runcie Campbell preside over Duror's lust for her and his murder of Calum. THE CLIP INCLUDES THEMES OF VIOLENCE AND SEXUALITY, SCENES WITH FIREARMS AND DISTURBING IMAGERY.

 
The Cone Gatherers: Calum's Death
The Cone Gatherers: Calum's Death

Duration: 00:53

Lady Runcie Campbell describes her reactions to Calum's death. THE CLIP CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGERY OF DEATH AND IMPLIED VIOLENCE.

 
The Cone Gatherers: Characterisation of Calum and Neil
The Cone Gatherers: Characterisation of Calum and Neil

Duration: 03:18

Neil and Calum are introduced and their characters are discussed. THE CLIP FEATURES SCENES WITH A GUN.

 
The Cone Gatherers: Conclusion
The Cone Gatherers: Conclusion

Duration: 01:28

Wallace and the inspector sum up their theory on why Duror killed both Calum and himself.

 
The Cone Gatherers: Duror's Motivations
The Cone Gatherers: Duror's Motivations

Duration: 01:39

Wallace and the inspector discuss possible reasons behind Duror's hatred of the cone gatherers.

 
The Cone Gatherers: In the Beach House
The Cone Gatherers: In the Beach House

Duration: 00:59

Neil and Calum shelter in the beach house until Lady Runcie Campbell throws them out.

 
The Cone Gatherers: Issues of Class
The Cone Gatherers: Issues of Class

Duration: 01:23

Wallace and the inspector talk to Lady Runcie Campbell and find out about her family's attitude towards lower classes.

 
The Cone Gatherers: Roderick's Opinion
The Cone Gatherers: Roderick's Opinion

Duration: 04:04

Roderick describes his admiration for the cone gatherers, to his mother Lady Runcie Campbell's distaste.

 
The Cone Gatherers: The Deer Drive
The Cone Gatherers: The Deer Drive

Duration: 02:10

Three characters talk about Duror's violent outburst on a recent deer hunt with the cone gatherers.

 
The Cone Gatherers: Theories Behind Duror's Crimes
The Cone Gatherers: Theories Behind Duror's Crimes

Duration: 02:20

Wallace explains his theory behind Duror's murder of Calum. THE CLIP INCLUDES THEMES OF VIOLENCE AND PREJUDICE AND SCENES WITH A GUN.

 
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Holmes Concludes the Case
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Holmes Concludes the Case

Duration: 03:55

An adaptation of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' from 2002. Holmes reveals Stapleton's motives for the crime.

 
The Hound of the Baskervilles - the Hound Attacks
The Hound of the Baskervilles - the Hound Attacks

Duration: 04:36

An adaptation of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' from 2002. Holmes and Watson witness Sir Henry's brutal attack by the hound.

 
The Hound of the Baskervilles - the Hound Kills the Convict
The Hound of the Baskervilles - the Hound Kills the Convict

Duration: 04:58

An adaptation of 'The Hound of the Baskevilles' from 2002. Holmes and Watson encounter the hound as it kills the convict.

 
The Hound of the Baskervilles - the Legend is Told to Holmes and Watson
The Hound of the Baskervilles - the Legend is Told to Holmes and Watson

Duration: 04:56

An adaptation of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' from 2002. The legend of the hound is explained to Holmes and Watson.

 
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Watson Meets Stapleton
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Watson Meets Stapleton

Duration: 04:06

An adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' from 2002. Watson meets Stapleton on the moors.

 
William Golding's  'Lord of the Flies' - Historical Context (pt 2/3)
William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' - Historical Context (pt 2/3)

Duration: 02:35

An investigation of the background of 'Lord of the Flies' with primary footage and close textual analysis.

 
William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' - Historical Context  (pt 3/3)
William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' - Historical Context (pt 3/3)

Duration: 03:12

An exploration into how Golding's novel provides a summary of life, fears and attitudes in Britain after the Second World War.

 
William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' - Historical Context (pt 1/3)
William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' - Historical Context (pt 1/3)

Duration: 04:29

An investigation into the background of 'Lord of the Flies' with primary footage and close textual analysis.

 

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