Shaw, Martin 1945-
Most widely held works about Martin Shaw
Most widely held works by Martin Shaw
Macbeth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head.
The murder room ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Commander Dalgliesh undertakes a highly sensitive murder investigation at the Dupayne Museum. The circumstances of the case bear an unsettling similarity to the historical cases commemorated in the museum's notorious Murder Room.
Death in holy orders ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Commander Dalgliesh is asked by Sir Alfred Treeves, a successful businessman, to investigate the death of his son, one of the young ordinands of the theological college of St. Anselm's in East Anglia.
George Gently. Series 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Stubborn, incorruptible old cop George Gently partners with a young, ambitious protege to tackle cases in the North East of England during the turbulent 1960s.
Richard III ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Presents William Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain, who usurps the crown from King Edward IV.
The Scarlet pimpernel. Book 3 the kidnapped king ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
In the outskirts of Paris, Louis Capet (the Dauphin), heir to the French throne and orphan of the ancient regime, is being indoctrinated into Republican sensibilities. When he is kidnapped by a masked intruder, once again, the only hope for the French aristocracy is another masked man, the Scarlet Pimpernel.
The Silmarillion by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
The third installment in the story of how Middle Earth and it's inhabitants were created, and the happenings of the First Age.
George Gently. Series 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Inspector George Gently, a former Scotland Yard sleuth, returns to track murderers in Britain's North Country.
The Silmarillion boxed set by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Recounts the epic history of a magical world of elves.
The Last place on earth ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the race to the South Pole in 1911 between rival explorers: the Englishman Scott and the Norwegian Amundsen. In an effort to be the first to plant his country's flag at the South Pole, Scott and Amundsen undertook a 1,500-mile trek across the frozen wastes of Antarctica, facing danger, extreme suffering, and death.
George Gently. Series 3 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Gently evil: Called to a crime scene at a working-class boarding house, Gently and Bacchus find a woman horribly beaten to death, her eyes covered discreetly with a handkerchief. The victim also carried her daughter's birth certificate, with the name of the child's father crossed out and "satan" penciled in. Following this lead, Gently and Bacchus probe the twisted secrets of a family that seems to harbor pure evil.
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Grandalf whisks him away on a treasure hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he's not entirely thrilled. Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly ores, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And the ultimate confrontation with the fearsome dragon Smaug, the hobbit will brave the dangers of dark and dragon-fire alone and unaided.
Judge John Deed. Season one & pilot episode ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Judge John Deed is on a mission for justice and he's prepared to break the rules to deliver it. In his red robes and wig, Deed might look like every other High Court judge, but his passionate belief in justice sets him apart from his peers. To the police force, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Lord Chancellor's Department and even many of his colleagues, Deed is a man more concerned with justice than the letter of the law.
Judge John Deed. Season two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Deed must deal with corruption within the jury, the suspected murder of a barrister, and a case connected to a lucrative government deal with a foreign country during which finalizing the contract seems to some more important than seeing justice is done. Subsequent episodes raise other important questions of justice: a man with the mental age of 13 on trial for murder; the uncovering of a massive mortgage fraud perpetrated by lawyers with the connivance of a judge; and more.
Agatha Christie Poirot. Set 6 the movie collection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Three act tragedy: While visiting the Cornish coast, Poirot attends a dinner where one of the guests suddenly dies. The clocks: A pretty secretary arrives at a residence for a temporary typing job, only to find a man's corpse on the floor. But why are there four strange clocks in the room? Hallowe'en party: A children's party turns into the murder of 13-year-old Joyce Reynolds, who had boasted of witnessing a murder a few years before.
Rhodes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The story of Cecil Rhodes who arrived in Africa at the age of eighteen to joint the diamond rush but soon conceived another ambition: to bring the entire land under British rule.
Judge John Deed Season three ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Never afraid to question the establishment, despite threats to his future and to his loved ones that faced him in the last series, Judge John Deed has more than enough to contend with before he even arrives at court. His daughter, willful Charlie, has decided to follow in her father's footsteps and embark on a legal career of her own; while close confidante Jo Mills is struggling to balance her home and work responsibilities with caring for a foster child.
The Scarlet Pimpernel. Book 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Grant plays the dashing 18th century hero who poses as a member of the revolution to snatch imprisoned noblemen from the jaws of the guillotine and spirit them to safety in England.
The Scarlet Pimpernel. Book 2, Madame Guillotine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The Marquis de Rochambeau and his daughter, Helene, have been forced to flee the ruthless Gabrielle Damiens, otherwise known as Mademoiselle Guillotine. The Marquis begs Blakeney and his wife, the Lady Marguerite, for help in rescuing Helene.
Dennis Potter 3 to remember ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Blade on the feather: Jason is a reclusive author who is visited by Daniel. Daniel is a young admirer of Jason's. After Daniel seduces Jason's daughter, dark secrets to emerge. Both men are more than they claim to be.
Amundsen, Roald,--1872-1928 Antarctica Antarctica--South Pole Blakeney, Percy, Sir (Fictitious character) Crime Criminal behavior Criminal investigation Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character) Detective and mystery television programs Discoveries in geography Drama England England--East Anglia England--England, North East England--London Explorers Feature films Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired France Gently, George (Fictitious character) Great Britain Great Britain.--Crown Prosecution Service Great Britain.--Lord Chancellor's Dept Gruoch,--Queen, consort of Macbeth, King of Scotland History Judges Legal drama Macbeth,--King of Scotland,--11th cent Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Murder--Investigation Museums Norway Police Revolution (France : 1789-1799) Scott, Robert Falcon,--1868-1912 Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Television adaptations Television cop shows Television crime shows Television mini-series Television plays Television series Theological seminaries United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violent crimes Witches
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