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Jones, Griff Rhys

Works: 187 works in 366 publications in 3 languages and 4,158 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Drama  Bildungsromans  Poetry  Short stories  Humorous stories  Satire  Television series 
Roles: Author, Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author of screenplay, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Scenarist, Director
Classifications: PR4854, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Griff Rhys Jones
The nation's favourite poems( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the top 100 poems from a poll conducted by The Bookworm in 1995
Small miracles( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coming-of-age story of a 12-year old who is discovering girls, being bullied at school and struggling to get by with his preoccupied father
Roald Dahl's Snow White and the seven dwarfs by Eleanor Alberga( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nation's favourite twentieth century poems( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden treasures of Australian art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing the strait between Papua New Guinea and the northernmost shores of Queensland, Australia, program host Griff Rhys Jones meets a culture that was for centuries cut off from the rest of the world. The intriguing, stunningly creative objects produced by Torres Strait Islander artists are infused with mystery and a sense of magic - indeed, their perceived power is so closely guarded that many in the community are reluctant to have them seen by outsiders. To understand what he's encountering and to put it in perspective, Jones must address some questions as objectively as he can. What makes these artworks so striking and so influential? Why are some islanders so reluctant to give up their secrets? And is it possible to explain the enigma of one particularly strange and compelling mask?
Demob( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As World War II ends, thousands of British soldiers get 'demobbed', demobilized and sent back into civilian life. Among them are Captain Ian Deasey and Lance Corporal Dick Dobson. Deasey and Dobson have had a 'good war,' much of it spent entertaining the troops with their bawdy stage routines. But after serving four years in the North African desert, they find it hard to adjust to peacetime London and long for the stage lights once more
1000 years of laughter an anthology of classic comic prose by David Timson( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. It opens with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns and Restoration buffoonery. Also included here are rarities from 18th, 19th, and 20th century novels and children's books
Hidden treasures of Indian art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, host Griff Rhys Jones goes to India in search of exquisite, traditionally made textiles. Can he solve the mystery of an extraordinary Indian floor cloth kept in England for over 300 years? Who made it, and does the skill with which the fabric was created still exist? In the state of Gujarat, renowned throughout history for textiles, Jones goes off the beaten track to the towns and villages of the North West plains and discovers how centuries-old printing, dyeing, and embroidering techniques are still cornerstones in a way of life. Then it's on to the heart of one of India's most ethnically distinct and tradition-bound societies, the Rabari, famed for astonishing embroidery. Here, Jones is confronted with another complex question: can the custom of spending decades making dowry gifts survive in today's mass-produced, instant-gratification world?
Hidden treasures of African art( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program host Griff Rhys Jones continues his quest to understand non-Western art forms by travelling to West Africa. Looking beyond the astonishing monetary worth of antique carvings from the region, Jones asks: what makes a piece "authentic" and are such objects still produced by artists today? Is there an exact definition for what constitutes African art? Has there ever been? The investigation starts on Mali's Bandiagara Escarpment, a hub of Dogon civilization, which invests certain carvings and sculptures with spiritual significance. Wondering if belief in the power of these objects can survive the march of modernity, Jones shifts his focus to Accra, the capital of Ghana. There he encounters further reasons to think of art in the context of time's passage, as he learns more about invention and creativity on the continent that gave birth to the human species
Morons from outer space by MGM Home Entertainment Inc( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for extra-terrestrial intelligence takes a turn for the worse as the Earth finds itself invaded by morons from outer space
The best of not the 9 o'clock news( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the show that set the standard for the anarchic cynicism that defined the alternative comedy of the 80's
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Recording )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a new Master tries to bring women students, a self-service canteen and a slot-machine for contraceptives to Porterhouse College, Cambridge, he faces opposition from Skullion, the porter
Greatest cities of the world with Griff Rhys Jones( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Griff Rhys Jones gets under the skin of six of the world's greatest cities. Exploring a day-in-the-life of New York, London, Paris, Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong, Griff paints a landmark portrait of each metropolis revealing what gives each city its unique identity"--Distributor's website
The BBC collection of humorous poetry( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

80 poems from traditional favorites to contemporary poems
Not the nine o'clock news( )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making a first-time appearance on CD, this is the classic TV comedy sketch show which launched the careers of Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson. Written by some of Britain's finest comedy writers including Richard Curtis, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, and David Renwick, the show was groundbreakingly irreverent, outrageous, innovative and rude. This compilation of material includes many classic sketches and songs including (I LIke) Trucking; England My Leotard; Nice Video (Shame About the Song); the Two Ninnies song; and Kinda Lingers
Ancestral vices by Tom Sharpe( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Walden Yapp can lay his hands on the Petrefact Papers in the Buscott Museum, he may be able to expose the multi-national capitalism of the Petrefacts to the whole world. Unfortunately when he takes lodgings and encounters the peculiar charms of Rosie, he sets in motion a train of events which are are to lead to his undoing
A great Welsh adventure( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griff Rhys Jones is an exiled Welshman. Brought up on the outskirts of London, he has pined for his beautiful, mysterious, magical homeland and now gets the chance to get closer to his Cambrian roots. But can he embrace the spirit? Over the course of the series, Griff is faced with a range of challenges
Semi-detached by Griff Rhys Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmy award-winning comedian Griff Rhys Jones recreates his suburban childhood and adolescence in precise and evocative detail. Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 2006
Plain tales from the hills by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plain Tales from the Hills, Rudyard Kipling's first collection of short stories, established his reputation and brought India to the British imagination ... Originally published for a newspaper in Lahore, when Kipling was a journalist, the tales were later revised by him to re-create as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for readers at home."--Page 4 of cover
The Paul Jennings reader : collected pieces, 1943-89 by Paul Francis Jennings( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The nation's favourite poems
Alternative Names
Griff Rhys Jones britischer Autor, Komiker, Schauspieler, Produzent und Regisseur

Griff Rhys Jones British actor and comedian

Griff Rhys Jones britisk komikar og skodespelar

Griff Rhys Jones britisk komiker og skuespiller

Griff Rhys Jones Brits acteur

Griff Rhys Jones brittisk komiker och skdespelare


Jones, Griff Rhys

Jones, Griffith Rhys

Rhys-Jones, Griff

Rhys-Jones, Griff 1953-

The nation's favourite twentieth century poems1000 years of laughter an anthology of classic comic proseMorons from outer spaceThe BBC collection of humorous poetryNot the nine o'clock newsSemi-detachedPlain tales from the hills