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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Service

Overview
Works: 9,772 works in 18,160 publications in 2 languages and 345,306 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: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works about British Broadcasting Corporation
 
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Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is a quiet day in the countryside when Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy stumble through the back of an old wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia, home of the great lion Aslan and his arch-enermy the White Witch, who ensures that it is always winter but never Christmas. When the White Witch learns of their presence their lives are in danger but there is talk that Aslan is on the move
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough( Visual )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,167 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 2,002 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 1,993 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 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )
45 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,832 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 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy 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 )
38 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,623 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 )
30 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katherine, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherine is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katherine, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
The mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 1,580 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )
27 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Visual )
36 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,497 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Returning to Denmark, Prince Hamlet finds his father killed and the throne usurped by his uncle. Inspired by his father's ghost to seek vengeance, he is forced to consider the nature of murder and violence, revenge and intrigue, sex and desire, paranoia and madness and the very essence of humanity itself."--Container
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )
40 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,489 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
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
37 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,468 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Visual )
43 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 1,463 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 )
47 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play entitled Antony and Cleopatra
The long search by Ronald Eyre( Visual )
77 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,413 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 (724)
Hebrew (1)
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