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Jones, Griff Rhys

Works: 189 works in 350 publications in 3 languages and 3,849 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Drama  Bildungsromans  Poetry  Short stories  Humorous stories  Satire  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Editor, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Director
Classifications: PR4854, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Griff Rhys Jones
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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 504 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 197 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
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
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 141 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
Demob ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 123 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
Roald Dahl's Snow White and the seven dwarfs by Eleanor Alberga( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 hilarious 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 64 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 )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 64 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
Hidden treasures of Australian art ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 52 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?
Insufficiently Welsh by Griff Rhys Jones( Book )
2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this informal guide to Wales, Griff Rhys Jones rediscovers “the land of his aunties". Born in Cardiff but raised in Essex, Griff is returning home on a mission to explore the real Wales: the one beyond the tourist trail that exists in the deep beautiful countryside, full of hidden treasures and eccentric characters that makes this country so unique. With help from a hidden hand, Griff is set a number of quests in eight distinct regions that not only test his knowledge of his homeland but his body too, as he climbs, abseils, rides and canoes his way through some truly breathtaking scenery
Greatest cities of the world with Griff Rhys Jones ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 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 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
80 poems from traditional favorites to contemporary poems
Hidden treasures of African art ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 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
Hidden treasures of Indian art ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 51 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?
Ancestral vices by Tom Sharpe( Recording )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 44 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
Not the nine o'clock news ( )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 43 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
Plain tales from the hills by Rudyard Kipling( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A great Welsh adventure ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 37 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? It might be a small nation, but with help of a few eccentric personalities, Griff is about to embark on one big adventure
The Paul Jennings reader : collected pieces, 1943-89 by Paul Jennings( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.00 for Who do you ... to 0.63 for Roald Dahl ...)
Alternative Names
Jones, Griff Rhys
Jones, Griffith Rhys
Rhys-Jones, Griff
Rhys-Jones, Griff 1953-