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Jones, Griff Rhys

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The nation's favourite poems by Griff Rhys Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the top 100 poems from a poll conducted by The Bookworm in 1995
Roald Dahl's Snow White and the seven dwarfs by Eleanor Alberga( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden treasures of Australian art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 215 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?
Hidden treasures of Indian art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 214 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 )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 214 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
The nation's favourite comic poems : a selection of humorous verse( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small miracles( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 189 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demob( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 137 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( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughter is unique to man. This delightful anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. David Timson starts with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns and Restoration buffoonery. The rise of the novel in the eighteenth century brought classic humour from Swift, Sterne and Smollet, passing the mantle to Charles Dickens in the nineteenth century. Included here are rarities as well, from the antiquarian's cupboard. There are also excerpts from children's literature and twentieth-century classics as diverse as Dorothy Parker and P. G. Wodehouse. An entertainment from start to finish
Britain's lost routes( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's Lost Routes sees Griff Rhys Jones follow four routes; each one associated with the historic movement of people, trade or commodities. Along the way he provides his own perspective on contemporary British life. He will reveal why we once traveled for pleasure, profit and piety. By walking a Welsh pilgrim's route, transporting hay around the Essex coast, recreating a Tudor Royal Progression and driving cattle across Scotland he will explore the landscapes and meet the people who inhabit them today, using the here and now as a portal to the past. From the luxury of a Rolls Royce to the more basic surroundings of a barge, from transporting a bus-load of contemporary pilgrims to the perils of moving a cow, Griff gets to grips with exactly how our ancestors journeyed from place to place -- and how they amused themselves en-route. With his unending curiosity and inherent wit, Griff investigates the stories of those who traveled these now forgotten paths and considers the cultural as well as environmental impact they have had on the history of Britain
Landmark : a history of Britain in 50 buildings by Anna Keay( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engaging and sumptuously illustrated book celebrates the Landmark Trust's achievement in the protection of British heritage since the Trust was established 50 years ago. From a medieval hall house to the winner of the 2013 Stirling Prize for Architecture, 50 buildings rescued by Landmark from threatened oblivion are presented here that vividly illustrate the history of Britain from 1250 to the present day. Presented in the order in which they were built, the selected buildings include the unusual, the fantastic, the spectacular, the utilitarian and the enchanting, each one offering a fascinating glimpse into the past of the British people. In telling the stories of how the buildings came to be, how they were used and how they were adapted by subsequent generations, this book brings history to life through the evidence in the buildings our ancestors have left behind. Examples include a 15th-century inn in Suffolk, an Elizabethan hospital in Yorkshire, a lighthouse on Lundy and an Italianate railway station. The Landmark Trust's often heroic rescue of each of these buildings is also placed in the context of the Trust's own evolution to date and the history of British conservation practice. For everyone interested in British history or architecture, this enthralling book will bring fresh insights into both; for everyone interested in buildings conservation, the book will provide an insight into the unique national treasure that is the Landmark Trust
Britain's lost routes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's Lost Routes sees Griff Rhys Jones follow four routes; each one associated with the historic movement of people, trade or commodities. Along the way he provides his own perspective on contemporary British life. He will reveal why we once traveled for pleasure, profit and piety. By walking a Welsh pilgrim's route, transporting hay around the Essex coast, recreating a Tudor Royal Progression and driving cattle across Scotland he will explore the landscapes and meet the people who inhabit them today, using the here and now as a portal to the past. From the luxury of a Rolls Royce to the more basic surroundings of a barge, from transporting a bus-load of contemporary pilgrims to the perils of moving a cow, Griff gets to grips with exactly how our ancestors journeyed from place to place -- and how they amused themselves en-route. With his unending curiosity and inherent wit, Griff investigates the stories of those who traveled these now forgotten paths and considers the cultural as well as environmental impact they have had on the history of Britain
Britain's lost routes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's Lost Routes sees Griff Rhys Jones follow four routes; each one associated with the historic movement of people, trade or commodities. Along the way he provides his own perspective on contemporary British life. He will reveal why we once traveled for pleasure, profit and piety. By walking a Welsh pilgrim's route, transporting hay around the Essex coast, recreating a Tudor Royal Progression and driving cattle across Scotland he will explore the landscapes and meet the people who inhabit them today, using the here and now as a portal to the past. From the luxury of a Rolls Royce to the more basic surroundings of a barge, from transporting a bus-load of contemporary pilgrims to the perils of moving a cow, Griff gets to grips with exactly how our ancestors journeyed from place to place -- and how they amused themselves en-route. With his unending curiosity and inherent wit, Griff investigates the stories of those who traveled these now forgotten paths and considers the cultural as well as environmental impact they have had on the history of Britain
Britain's lost routes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's Lost Routes sees Griff Rhys Jones follow four routes; each one associated with the historic movement of people, trade or commodities. Along the way he provides his own perspective on contemporary British life. He will reveal why we once traveled for pleasure, profit and piety. By walking a Welsh pilgrim's route, transporting hay around the Essex coast, recreating a Tudor Royal Progression and driving cattle across Scotland he will explore the landscapes and meet the people who inhabit them today, using the here and now as a portal to the past. From the luxury of a Rolls Royce to the more basic surroundings of a barge, from transporting a bus-load of contemporary pilgrims to the perils of moving a cow, Griff gets to grips with exactly how our ancestors journeyed from place to place -- and how they amused themselves en-route. With his unending curiosity and inherent wit, Griff investigates the stories of those who traveled these now forgotten paths and considers the cultural as well as environmental impact they have had on the history of Britain
Porterhouse blue by Tom Sharpe( Recording )

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

Porterhouse College, located in Cambridge, England, is known for its rowing, famous cuisine and low academic standards. The College receives a new headmaster and with him come changes--women students, a self-service canteen and a slot-machine for condoms. There is considerable opposition to this change in the established order of things, in the form of Skullion, the uncompromising porter, who is determined that the hallowed traditions of the College will never change
The best of not the 9 o'clock news( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the show that set the standard for the anarchic cynicism that defined the alternative comedy of the 80's
Greatest cities of the world : with Griff Rhys Jones( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 55 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
Morons from outer space( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 47 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
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
 
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The nation's favourite comic poems : a selection of humorous verse
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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 skådespelare

GRIFFITH RHYS JONES

Jones, Griff Rhys

Jones, Griffith Rhys

Rhys-Jones, Griff

Rhys-Jones, Griff 1953-

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The nation's favourite comic poems : a selection of humorous verseThe nation's favourite twentieth century poems1000 years of laughter : an anthology of classic comic proseMorons from outer spaceTo the Baltic with BobMountain : exploring Britain's high placesSemi-detached