WorldCat Identities

Jayston, Michael 1935-

Works: 311 works in 1,195 publications in 4 languages and 17,126 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television plays  Television programs  Televised plays  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PR6062.E33, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Jayston
Most widely held works by Michael Jayston
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past."--Container
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years Tsar Nicholas cannot satisfy the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin
Foyle's war by Anthony Horowitz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad blood: A top-secret experiment in biological warfare goes horribly wrong, complicating a murder investigation and threatening the life of Foyle's faithful driver, Sam
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
A certain justice by P. D James( Recording )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed, and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple. Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team, whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into more horrors, more murders
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Recording )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is the mole buried within British intelligence, planted by Karla in Moscow years ago? George Smiley is back, in the first novel of The quest for Karla trilogy
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule
Jules Verne's 20,000 leagues under the sea by Walt Disney( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious monster is terrorizing the Atlantic Ocean and famous marine biologist Professor Aronnax is summoned to investigate. Accompanied by his daughter Sophie, the two trail the monstrous creature -- only to discover that the beast is actually a futuristic submarine captained by the eccentric Captain Nemo
The constant gardener : [a novel] by John Le Carré( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is murdered in northern Kenya and her African lover has vanished. Her husband sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive
Zulu dawn by Douglas Hickox( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story recounts the defeat of the British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu army
A murder of quality by John Le Carré( Recording )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, an old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: "I'm not mad. And I know my husband is trying to kill me." But the letter had arrived too late: its scribe, the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School, was already dead. So George Smiley went to Carne to listen, ask questions, and think. And to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprised that little English institution
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television in 1988
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Recording )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh had been looking forward to a quiet holiday at his aunt's cottage on Monksmere Head, one of the furthest-flung spots on the remote Suffolk coast. With nothing to do other than enjoy long wind-swept walks, tea in front of the crackling wood fire and hot buttered toast, Dalgliesh was relishing the thought of a well-earned break. However, all hope of peace is soon sharttered by murder. The mutilated body of a local crime writer, Maurice Seaton, floats shaore in a drifting dinghy and drags Adam Dalgliesh into a new and macabre investigation - container
The looking glass war by John Le Carré( Recording )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain evidence suggested Soviet missiles being put in place near the German border, while vital film had gone missing and a courier was dead. The Department had to find an old hand to prove its mettle. Fred Leiser, German-speaking Pole turned Englishman and a qualified radio operator, must be called back to the colours and sent East
She fell among thieves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a Pyrenees vacation in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos encounters the villainous Vanity Fair. Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits against this formidalbe adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the beautiful young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Recording )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse - a desk job - Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Assuming the guise of an embittered and dissolute ex-agent, Leamas is set up to trap Mundt, the deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service - with himself as the bait. In the background is George Smiley, ready to make the game play out just as Control wants
Call for the dead by John Le Carré( Recording )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premier spy novelist John le Carrs first novel introduces the world's most famous undercover operative, George Smiley, who, though bitter and weary with all he has seen and done, cannot refuse one last desperate call for his services
The honourable schoolboy by John Le Carré( Recording )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Smiley has become chief of the battered British Secret Service. The betrayals of a Soviet double agent have riddled the spy network. Smiley wants revenge. He chooses his weapon: Jerry Westerby, "The Honourable Schoolboy," a passionate lover, and a seasoned, reckless secret agent. Westerby is pointed east, to Hong Kong. And so begins the terrifying game
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Alternative Names
Jayson, Michael 1935-

Jayston, Michael 1936-

Michael Jayston acteur britannique

Michael Jayston attore inglese

Michael Jayston Brits acteur

Michael Jayston pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Майкл Джейстон

Майкл Джэйстон

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A certain justiceTinker, tailor, soldier, spyThe constant gardener : [a novel]A murder of qualityA performance of MacbethUnnatural causesThe looking glass war