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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 )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 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 )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 605 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
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 561 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
Midsomer murders by Peter Smith( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 560 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 its money and power
Fortunes of war by Olivia Smith( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 461 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 425 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
Dalziel & Pascoe by Reginald Hill( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 405 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
Shades of darkness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 341 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 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 331 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 315 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
Oliver's travels( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 311 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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 306 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 302 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 )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 267 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 247 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
A very British coup( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This mini-series in three parts is a political conspiracy drama about the attempt to destabilize an elected British government. Harry Perkins is a radical left-winger unexpectedly elected Prime Minister, who is fighting to stay in power against the combined might of the press, civil service, the military and the Americans. But Harry is no conventional politician. He is given to breaking the rules
Campion by Margery Allingham( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 203 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
Simisola : road rage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 188 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
Writing for film( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 82 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
 
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The Barchester Chronicles
Alternative Names
Alan Plater Brits scenarioschrijver (1935-2010)

Alan Plater englischer Dramatiker, Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Plater, Alan

Алан Плейтер

Languages
English (130)

German (2)

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Shades of darknessDalziel & PascoeThe Beiderbecke affairComing through