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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 )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 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 )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home from a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, returns to Oxford, England in the series pilot, where he is teamed with a brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway. Lewis barely makes it out of the airport before falling into his first murder investigation. But even if he solves the case, will his new boss still move him from the front lines to a training assignment? Next, Lewis and Hathaway return to the streets of Cambridge and the halls of Oxford University with three more 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 when an old classmate of his 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 the lack of a suicide note and the victim's seemingly perfect life leads Lewis to suspect foul play
Inspector Lewis by Kevin Whately( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member 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
Midsomer murders by Caroline Graham( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When heirs of the aristocratic Smythe-Webster family are killed, one by explosion and another by electrocution, Barnaby's investigation uncovers long-hidden family secrets
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 543 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 Smith( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 462 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 399 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 this world. So when the inexperienced, university-educated Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don't look good
Close the coalhouse door : a stage play in three acts by Alan Plater( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last of the blonde bombshells( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 359 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
Dalziel & Pascoe by Warren Clarke( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 352 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 352 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
Coming through by Alan Plater( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 306 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
Oliver's travels( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 301 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
Campion the complete first season( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 249 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
Simisola road rage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 217 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
A very British coup( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 209 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
The Beiderbecke connection( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 172 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 by Sammy T Dobson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 168 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
Writing for film( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 91 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 38 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
 
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The Barchester Chronicles
Alternative Names
Alan Plater Brits scenarioschrijver (1935-2010)

Alan Plater englischer Dramatiker, Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Alan Plater Screenwriter

Plater, Alan

Алан Плейтер

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English (133)

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Close the coalhouse door : a stage play in three actsDalziel & PascoeShades of darknessComing throughThe Beiderbecke connection