Plater, Alan 1935-2010
Most widely held works about Alan Plater
Most widely held works by Alan Plater
The Barchester Chronicles ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
The cozy community of Barchester is rocked from its complacency when a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires.
Midsomer murders. Set six ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. A talent for life: Sordid affairs and financial secrets boil silently beneath the surface in the village of Malham Bridge until a double murder stirs the waters. Death and dreams: Investigating a string of deaths in Midsomer Worthy, Barnaby follows a trail of strange clues, nearly to his own demise. Painted in blood: When Joyce Barnaby finds a fellow painter from her Midsomer Florey watercolor class stabbed to death, two National Intelligence Squad agents take over the case. A tale of two Hamlets: Someone is decimating the ancient Smyth-Webster family, and the bad blood between the villages of Upper and Lower Warden is renewed with a vengeance. Birds of prey: Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death. Can Barnaby and Troy find the link?
Shades of darkness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Delves into the world of the supernatural with six bizarre, inexplicable, and frightening ghost stories as told by some of the greatest mystery authors of all time.
Inspector Lewis. Series 3 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Inspector Robert Lewis and his partner, the enigmatic detective Sergeant James Hathaway, return to the idyllic Oxford countryside and colleges in five new thrillers, forcing the pair to revisit the past and to reconsider the future.
Inspector Lewis. Series 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Oxford's Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, works with his brilliant, but brooding partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway. The two try to find a link between a murder in Oxford's Bodleian Library; a burglary gone wrong leads from underground amateur boxing to the now-defunct East German Secret Police; the suicide of Hathaway's old friend test his relationship with Lewis; a case of rape and murder causes Lewis to lock horns with the town's elite; a fantasy author finds himself linked to an investigation of murder; the murder of an unpopular student-actor gives many potential suspects and motives; called to investigate a brutal murder, Hathaway's attention may be drifting elsewhere.
Oliver's travels ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
"Oliver, a university lecturer with an obsession for anagrams and crosswords, has been a question-setter for "Mastermind". When made redundant by the new Vice-Chancellor of the New University (his former Polytechnic) in a general restructuring of the university, Oliver decides to use his new-found freedom to search for his favourite crossword compiler, known only by the pseudonym of "Aristotle". When he locates "Aristotle's" Welsh home, he is horrified to find that it has been burnt down. He goes to the local police station to report "Aristotle" as a missing person and, while there, meets Diane Priest, a policewoman who, Oliver claims, is his 'predestined' companion. Oliver invites Diane to join him in his travels and later, when she is suspended from duty by her superiors, she decides to do so - joining Oliver in his search for "Aristotle". From that moment on, they share many life-threatening situations (as well as mutual love) before their quest for the elusive "Aristotle" comes to a final and gripping conclusion."--David McAnally, Internet Movie Database.
Dalziel & Pascoe. Season 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
The blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the 'smart arses' of the world. So when the inexperienced Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don't look good. Pascoe is one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree, a caring attitude, and a sharp brain.
Close the coalhouse door by Alan Plater ( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Coming through ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
The story of the great love affair of writer D.H. Lawrence and Frieda Weekley, who caused a major scandal when they eloped in 1912, because Frieda abandoned her husband and three children to be with Lawrence.
Dalziel & Pascoe. Season two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Detective Andy Dalziel is an idiosyncratic copper with a penetrating wit and questionable personal habits. Inspector Peter Pascoe is his cultured sidekick, a thoughtful 'New Man' with a degree in Social Sciences, a caring attitude and a sharp brain. When they threw together these contrasting characters, few thought their talents would gel and that, sharing a commitment to justice, they would forge an impressive crime-solving partnership, and a tentative friendship.
Campion. Look to the lady ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
When an international ring of thieves and killers conspire to destroy a prominent British family, Albert Campion agrees to investigate. Soon he finds himself involved with murder.
The Beiderbecke connection by Alan Plater ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Jill Awinburne and Trevor Chaplin are teachers at a poor High School in Leeds. Friends ask them to provide a safe house for a refugee who is also a worshipper of Jazz trumpeter Leon Bix Beiderbecke.
The Beiderbecke connection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
The sequel to 'The Beiderbecke Affair' finds Trevor and Jill with a baby and a very odd friend of a friend staying at their house.
Oliver's travels by Alan Plater ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Fifty-five years old and divorced, Oliver has taught comparative religion for twenty years. A lover of crossword puzzles and anagrams as paradigms of reality, he goes in search of the very best crossword compiler, someone who uses the pseudonym "Aristotle".
The Beiderbecke affair ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Features six episodes of the comedy/mystery series about a jazz loving teacher and his girlfriend who is running for town council and the corruption in their town.
The Beiderbecke tapes by Alan Plater ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne, teachers at a secondary school in Leeds, are drawn into a sinister mystery enveloping all Europe just because Trevor, a jazz freak, enjoys the taped music in the local pub. He strikes an innocent deal with the barmaid to get Bix Beiderbecke tapes only to find they have voices talking.
Peggy for you by Alan Plater ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Writing for film ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Interviews with four film script writers at the 1988 Year of the Writer conference held at the AFTRS. Discusses various aspects of scriptwriting.
Misterioso by Alan Plater ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Rachel's mother has been killed in a car crash, and Rachel finds herself moving slowly through long days of mourning and memory. Whilst sorting out some old family papers, she discovers documents and souvenirs which leave some questions unanswered.
The Beiderbecke tapes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne have settled into domestic bliss when a barkeep gives Trevor a jazz tape. Only it's not jazz after all, but a top-secret conversation about dumping nuclear waste into the scenic Yorkshire dales. Soon Trevor and Jill are pursued by those who want the tape back.
Authors, English Authors' spouses Barchester (England : Imaginary place) Barnaby, Chief Inspector (Fictitious character) Barsetshire (England : Imaginary place) Biography Campion, Albert (Fictitious character) Clergy College teachers Criminal behavior Criminal investigation Dalziel, Andrew (Fictitious character) Detective and mystery television programs Detectives Drama England England--Durham (County) England--London England--Oxford English drama Feature films Ghost films Ghosts Ghost stories Great Britain Haunted house films Haunted houses Horror films Lawrence, D. H.--1885-1930 Lawrence, Frieda von Richthofen,--1879-1956 Lewis, Robert (Fictitious character) Made-for-TV movies Missing persons Motion pictures Murderers Murder--Investigation Police Policewomen Private investigators Supernatural Teams in the workplace Television adaptations Television crime shows Television plays Television programs Television series Thrillers (Motion pictures) Troy, Sergeant (Fictitious character) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wexford, Inspector (Fictitious character)