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Plater, Alan 1935-2010

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Most widely held works about Alan Plater
 
Most widely held works by Alan Plater
The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member 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
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stolen rare books and the murders of a brilliant Oxford fine arts student and a library maintenance engineer lead Lewis and Hathaway to connect the crimes to a local gambling addiction group and two talented painters. Can Oxford's finest trace the killers before they claim their next victim
Fortunes of war by Olivia Smith( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esteemed British professor Guy Pringle arrives in Romania in 1939 with his wife Harriet and soon becomes enmeshed in the politics of anti-fascism. It is not long before the British Secret Service enlists him on a number of dangerous assignments that will not only test his resolve but compromise the delicate fabric of his marriage. Drawn into the heady mix of wartime intrigue, a downtrodden prince is cordially invited to stay at the Pringle household, setting the tone for a mesmerising tale of betrayal and deceit set against a backdrop of uncertainty and the ever present turmoil of WWII
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Robert Lewis, protege of the legendary Inspector Morse, and his brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, return to the streets of Cambridge and the halls of Oxford University with three brand new mysteries to unravel. In Whom the gods would destroy, Detectives Lewis and Hathaway are thrown into a delicate murder case that implicates one of Oxford University's most prominent figures--college Principal Sefton Lim--when an old classmate of Linn's is found dead. In Old school ties, Lewis comes face to face with his past when the murder of bright young Jo Gilchrist pulls Lewis and Hathaway into a case driven by celebrity, scheming, and dangerous sexual politics. In Expiation, when a North Oxford housewife is found hanged, it appears to be an open and shut case of suicide. But though she leaves a devastated husband and two young daughters, she left no suicide note. The missing note and victim's seemingly perfect life leads Lewis to suspect foul play
Dalziel & Pascoe by Reginald Hill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member 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
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member 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?
Dalziel & Pascoe by Warren Clarke( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member 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
Shades of darkness( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member 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
The Beiderbecke affair( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1: A stunning blonde saleswoman appears, as if out of a dream, convincing Trevor that he can purchase some long sought after albums from her catalog. Episode 2: While Jill stands in to referee the game, a riot develops and the local constables haul away the offenders ... including Jill. Episode 3: Trevor and Jill meet with the man who can supply Trevor with his greatest desire, only after playing a maniacal game of cat and mouse with Detective Hobson, who trails them relentlessly. Episode 4: Troubles arise when Trevor's ex-girlfriend, Helen, shows up to reignite his affections for her and then complicates matters by taking Jill out for dinner conversation. Episode 5: Jill's startling confession of her previous night's activities only adds to Trevor's dismay when he discovers that his apartment has been transformed into an overstuffed warehouse. Episode 6: To his surprise, Detective Hobson's colleagues attempt to persuade him to blackmail, instead of arrest, the man he has been gathering some evidence against. This leads to an uncomfortable exchange of subtle threats with his superior, and a decision for Hobson that will require Jill's assistance
Oliver's travels( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member 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
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the encouragement of her granddaughter, Elizabeth looks up the other members of the Blonde Bombshells, a nearly all-girl band that played during World War II
Coming through by Alan Plater( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 297 WorldCat member 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
Close the coalhouse door by Alan Plater( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the first four episodes of the British television series. Albert Campion with gentle deceptive naiveté, has a passion for the excitement and danger of solving a variety of crimes
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Old school ties, Lewis comes face to face with his past when the murder of bright young Jo Gilchrist pulls Lewis and Hathaway into a case driven by celebrity, scheming, and dangerous sexual politics. In Expiation, when a North Oxford housewife is found hanged, it appears to be an open and shut case of suicide. But the lack of a suicide note and the victim's seemingly perfect life leads Lewis to suspect foul play
Campion by Margery Allingham( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member 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
A very British coup( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A steel-worker is elected prime minister of Great Britain on a socialist platform. When he calls for the dismantling of all nuclear weapons on British soil, a group composed of spies, diplomats and businessmen attempts to bring him down
Writing for film( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 78 WorldCat member 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
Writing for television( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with four television and screen writers at the 1988 Year of the writer conference held at the AFTRS. Discusses various topics connected with writing for TV
Writing for comedy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Thompson interviews a number of comedy writers. Alan Plater discusses what is comedy? the subject of comedy, comedy and drama; Carl Sautter talks about the three act structure, finding the story, turning points in a script, the writing process, and the difference with writing comedy; Sue Ingleton discusses writing for a character, developing a character history, 'the blank page', writing for change and the power of comedy; Geoffrey Atherton talks about the ingredients of comedy, breaking the rules, character, 'laughs on the page', the comedy writer
 
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The Barchester Chronicles
Alternative Names
Alan Plater Brits scenarioschrijver (1935-2010)

Alan Plater englischer Dramatiker, Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Plater, Alan

Plater, Alan Frederick.

Алан Плейтер

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English (139)

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Dalziel & PascoeShades of darknessThe Beiderbecke affairComing through