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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Service

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Works: 9,544 works in 17,842 publications in 2 languages and 346,397 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television plays  History  Television programs  Juvenile works  Fantasy television programs  Documentary television programs  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Contributor, Copyright holder, Originator, Performer
Classifications: PR3093, 822.33
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The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shylock loans money to a man he despises, the merchant Antonio, only if a pound of Antonio's flesh will be due, in a court of law, upon default. Antonio borrows the money so that his friend Bessanio can travel to woo the woman he loves, Portia, whose freedom to marry is bound up in a fairy-tale decree of her father's
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two brothers and two sisters find that an old wardrobe magically transports them into the world of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who has kept the land in eternal winter and has turned all her enemies to stone
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
I, Claudius by Robert Graves ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family
The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prospero, exiled on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, raises a magical tempest to wash ashore a ship carrying the enemies who usurped his dukedom years ago -- his brother Antonio and Alonso, the king of Naples. Alonso's son Ferdinand is feared dead but has washed to another part of the island, where he meets and falls in love with Miranda. Prospero punishes the usurpers and regains his dukedom, as Miranda gains a royal husband
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealousy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The mission by Roland Joffé ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 18th-century South America, a Jesuit priest and a soldier join forces to protect an Indian tribe from subjugation by colonial empires
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. Angelo revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. Angelo's corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, commands the eastern Mediterranean. Despite his infatuation with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, he has to return to Rome. As his fellow ruler Octavius schemes, Mark Antony rejoins Cleopatra and, driven by blind passion, they confront the mighty empire."--Container
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
The long search by Ronald Eyre ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the basic beliefs and practices of major world religions
 
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Alternative Names
B.B.C.-T.V.
B.B.C. Television
BBC Television
BBC-TV
BBCTV
Languages
English (723)
Hebrew (1)
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