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Plater, Alan 1935-2010

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

14 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 756 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 2008 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé 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
Inspector Lewis by Kevin Whately( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Robert Lewis and his partner, the enigmatic detective Sergeant James Hathaway, return to the idyllic Oxford countryside and colleges, forcing the pair to revisit the past and to reconsider the future
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member 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
Fortunes of war by Olivia Manning( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This mini-series examines the loves and griefs, fears fortunes of expatriate Britons trapped on the geographical fringes of the European theatre of the Second World War. The story is centred on the young newly-weds Guy and Harriet Pringle, an idealistic lecturer and his independent wife, who arrive in Romania just as Germany invades Poland. The next five years see them buffetted by the winds of war across Europe and the Middle East in the company of a bizarre crowd of journalists, diplomats, soldiers, and aristocrats
Dalziel & Pascoe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 382 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 )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 374 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?
Shades of darkness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 361 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
Dalziel & Pascoe by Warren Clarke( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 322 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
The Beiderbecke affair( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It never occurs to Trevor that dishy blondes don't usually sell jazz records door-to-door. He orders a set of Bix Beiderbecke LPs but receives the wrong items. While trying to locate the missing music, he and his girlfriend, Jill, stumble upon black market goods in a church basement, secret meetings in a parking lot. They find corruption at the highest levels. Helping them out are a couple of friends, an overzealous police officer, an elderly snoop, and a town planner with a drawer full of incriminating files
Coming through( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1912, D.H. Lawrence and Frieda Weekley met, fell in love, and within weeks had eloped. In the process, Frieda abandoned her husband and three children. Their affair shocked society. Take a romantic journey with one of Britain's greatest writers framed against England's majestic beauty and history
Oliver's travels( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 308 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
Close the coalhouse door by Alan Plater( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campion the complete first season( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 239 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
A very British coup( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A steel-worker is elected prime minister of Great Britain on a very radical 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
Campion by Margery Allingham( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 207 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
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealthy young Larry Smith is killed in an explosion.This leads Barnaby and Troy into a century old feud between the upper and lower Warden Manor. They begin to wonder just how far this family will go to protect it's money and power
The Beiderbecke connection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member 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
Joe Maddison's war( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England in 1940, shipyard worker Joe Maddison felt depressed and past his prime because he was too old to serve in World War II. Shocked when his wife leaves him for a sailor, Joe and his friend Harry decide they need a new challenge and volunteer to join the Home Guard which is headed by local pharmacist Mr. Simpson. This decision will lead Joe on a journey of self-discovery, involving lessons in friendship, bravery, and love
Simisola road rage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Wexford delves into two harrowing murder cases. Road Rage- a deadly tale of eco-terrorism, out-of-control anger and kidnapping. Simisola- a haunting case of multiple murder and racism
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The Barchester Chronicles
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Alan Plater englischer Dramatiker, Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Alan Plater Screenwriter

Plater, Alan

English (105)

Shades of darknessDalziel & PascoeThe Beiderbecke affairComing throughThe Beiderbecke connection