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Johnston, Adrian

Works: 133 works in 287 publications in 5 languages and 11,022 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television programs  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  History  Biography  Television plays  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Author, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adrian Johnston
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price
Shackleton by Charles Sturridge( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True story of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic adventures. Bound for Antarctica in 1914, Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, was trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea. Ten months later, the ship sank, stranding Shackleton and his crew of 27. Based on the diaries and first person accounts of expedition members, the film tells of their ordeal and their 800-mile journey in an open boat across the world's worst seas that made their rescue possible
The house of mirth by Terence Davies( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach
My boy Jack by David Haig( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's 1914 and the British Empire's greatest supporter, Rudyard Kipling, is at the peak of his literary fame. Kipling's son, Jack, is determined to play his part in the immiment war with Germany but finds himself rejected due to his poor eyesight. Kipling uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards. Kipling's wife, Caroline, is bitterly upset, failing to see the glory in losing her only son to the war. How will the great writer, torn between his two greatest passions--devotion to King and Country and love for his family--justify the consequences of his actions to himself and his wife?
The hollow crown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal."--IMDb
Kinky boots ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To save the family shoe business from bankruptcy, young Charlie turns to an unlikely new creative consultant: a sassy cross-dressing cabaret singer whose outrageous style and wild designs are a breath of fresh air in the stuffy old factory
The lost prince by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miranda Richardson and Tom Hollander star as Queen Mary and King George V. After discovering that their son Prince John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas) suffers from epilepsy and learning disabilities, the royals have the boy sent off to be raised in a rural farmhouse, lest he tarnish the family's image of superiority. Removed from the public eye and the attention of his parents, Prince John forms a loving bond with his nurse, Lalla (Gina McKee)
Tipping the velvet ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the 1890's, the story of a lesbian love affair between a music hall male impersonator and a young woman smitten by the music hall life
Gideon's daughter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gideon Warner is a hugely successful public relations consultant, giving advice about hair, clothes, and social activities to the wealthy. Despite his success he has become disheartened about his business circles and more concerned over his family
About Adam by Gerard Stembridge( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three sisters, one guy ... he's the most outrageous secret ever kept ... from each other. Lucy has had a string of boyfriends, until she meets Adam. She brings him home to meet her family and they all heartily approve. When Lucy asks Adam to marry her, he agrees, to the complete surprise of her sisters
Stephen Poliakoff's Almost strangers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Daniel attends a family reunion with his parents, he discovers a world he hardly knew existed. Seduced by the allure of his new world, Daniel adopts the role of go-between for his glamorous Aunt Alice and his cousins Rebecca and Charles
Stephen Poliakoff's Shooting the past by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A London mansion housing a huge library of rare old photos gets a new owner who is bent on chucking the pictures and remaking the house as a business college. The library's manager is determined to save the collection at all costs
Henry V ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recently crowned king, Henry V has scarcely settled onto the throne when the French ambassador brings a challenge to his rule. Inspired by his courtiers Exeter and York, Henry swears that he will answer the French with all force. The stage is set for all-out war, and the young ruler must overcome incredible odds and self-doubt to win the day
Brideshead revisited original score by Adrian Johnston( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Me without you ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holly and Marina make a childhood pact - to be forever friends. As the years pass, Holly seems to be the only constant in Marina's life. Holly buries herself in books, insecure around her beautiful and possessive best friend. She holds one secret from Marina: her increasing passion for Marina's brother, Nat. As the years roll by, the girls try everything life has to offer - sex, love, loss, and rock 'n' roll. But for Holly, a friendship that has never been equal gradually begins to feel like a trap
Red riding ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young journalist investigates the kidnapping and murder of several children in Yorkshire, only to discover ties to the local high society and police corruption
Lawless heart by Neil Hunter( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shocked by the death of a friend, three men decide to take their lives in hand. But under the influence of three beguiling women, how far can they go? Take a journey with friends facing life, death, sex and misadventure
Becoming Jane original score by Adrian Johnston( Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Adrian Johnston's fine score catches the exuberant nature of young love and its heartbreak."--Gramophone
Stephen Poliakoff's Friends & crocodiles by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul is the owner of an impressive house and hosts the best parties as well as being impulsive, generous and imaginative. His secretary can't cope with his maverick ways and leaves under a cloud of disappointment. Yet they are fated to meet up again
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