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London Weekend Television (Firm)

Works: 1,556 works in 2,570 publications in 3 languages and 54,586 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations  Television mini-series  Television comedies  Interviews  Television plays 
Roles: Originator, Producer, Production personnel, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about London Weekend Television (Firm)
Most widely held works by London Weekend Television (Firm)
Jane Eyre by Robert Young( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess Durbeyfield is a luminous beauty who is violated by one man and forsaken by another, but she refuses to remain a victim. Her struggle to endure despite the abandonment of her true love, and despite her desperate attempt to attain happiness, propels Tess toward a tragic end
Emily Brontë's Wuthering heights by David Skynner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine and Heathcliff share a love that reaches beyond the grave in this faithful adaptation of Emily Bronte's tragic romance
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born Andy Warhola in a bleak Pittsburgh slum, Andy Warhol, called an American Iconographer, became a pop icon himself before his death in 1987. Warhol began his career as a commercial artist, and moved on to producing music and film, and publishing. This documentary includes stock footage, film clips, interviews (both archival and contemporary), and is clearly a homage to the man and his work. Warhol was a man of many concepts and an examination of his work is essential for an understanding of the principles that changed the face of art in the 20th century
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of an Irish man whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny
Mapp & Lucia( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British humor at its finest! The tale of two formidable ladies as they vie for social supremacy in their provincial 1920s town, which overflows with snootiness, low cunning schemes, and a rivalry that won't end
Toni Morrison( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved
A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wealthy Sara Crewe's father dies, she must learn to adjust to a life of poverty, serving the people who once worked for her
Lillie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the acclaimed British actress and courtesan Lillie Langtry from the blush of youth to the blight of old age. At a time when society expected women to be docile and demure, Lillie posed for celebrity endorsements, conducted her own business affairs, and paid her first husband to keep his distance. Even more scandalously, she openly entertained a string of lovers among Europe's elite, including the very married Prince of Wales
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival footage of Jackson Pollock's life and work with reminiscences from his contemporaries, and explores the truth and legends surrounding this controversial painter
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses LaRuche, a studio in Paris where Chagall worked as a young man, to set the stage for this retrospective made shortly before Chagall's death in 1985. Sections from his autobiography also lead an insight into Chagall's views of his own work
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
Annie Leibovitz celebrity photographer( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See the work of one of the most uniquely talented photographers of our day. Includes photographs of various celebrities. Documents the career of this uniquely talented and imaginative photographer. Included are her photographs of Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Lauren Hutton, Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Warhol, Alice Cooper, Demi Moore, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Whoopie Goldberg, Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, The Reagans, John Cleese, Christo, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bette Midler, and Sammy Davis, Jr
The mysterious affair at styles by Agatha Christie( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Hastings to the Styles St. Mary estate of his friend John Cavendish. The Cavendish household is wrought with tension due to the marriage of John's widowed mother to a suspicius younger man. In the village, Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot and, when the estate's trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case
The ABC murders by Agatha Christie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belgium sleuth Hercule Poirot untangles a baffling mystery of a murderer who announces his next victims through a series of letters each addressed to the detective himself
A fine romance( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura, a brainy translator, and Mike, a shy landscape gardener, are thrown together by Laura's matchmaking sister. They try to run the other way, only to find the matchmaking may be working
Hercule Poirot's Christmas( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them
Piece of cake( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures, heartaches and rites of passage of the fighter pilots of RAF Hornet Squadron during World War II
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Playing ShakespeareAndy WarholLillieJackson PollockMarc Chagall