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London Weekend Television (Firm)

Works: 1,577 works in 2,620 publications in 3 languages and 54,264 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Television mini-series  Biographical television programs  History  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Originator, Production personnel, Other, 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)
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,582 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
Jane Eyre by Robert Young( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,264 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 1,155 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 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two generations of the Earnshaw and Linton families, as their lives and fortunes intertwine in a complex web dominated by the passionate relationship between doomed lovers Heathcliff and Cathy
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 848 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
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 794 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
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 755 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
Mapp & Lucia( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 708 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
A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Crewe has always been the pampered darling of the doting father, a British Indian Army captain, and by the exclusive boarding school were she attends. But when her father dies and her fortune is lost, Sara becomes the victim of hardship and cruelty. Through friendship, imagination and her own resolute nature, Sara finds her way back to happiness
Lillie( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 577 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 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does this world-renowned troupe make classic plays accessible to modern audiences, without compromising the text's integrity? How do actors search Shakespeare's verse for hidden clues to their characters' motivations? How do they balance intellect and passion to make theatre's most famous soliloquies seem fresh? The answers come from Barton and 21 of Britain's finest actors, including Oscar winners Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Iris), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler's List), and Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India); Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings); Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation); and David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot)." -- Publisher's website
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 519 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
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 511 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
Hercule Poirot's Christmas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 509 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
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 495 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
Annie Leibovitz celebrity photographer by Annie Leibovitz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 478 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 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Captain Arthur 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 suspicious younger man. Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot In the village. When the estate's trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case
Francis Bacon by David Hinton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program follows [Francis Bacon, widely regarded as the greatest British painter of the twentieth century,] from his studio, where he starts work every day at dawn, to his favorite drinking club, and gambling joint in Soho and explores how his way of life affects his vision of the world."--Container
The ABC murders by Agatha Christie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poirot attempts to solve a case in which a murderer announces his victims through mysterious letters
Piece of cake( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 421 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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London Weekend.

London Weekend Television

London Weekend Television (Firm)

London Weekend Television, ltd.


Weekend Television

Weekend Television London


Emily Brontë's wuthering heightsAndy WarholLillieJackson PollockMarc ChagallFrancis Bacon