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Laing, Robin 1946-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 1,375 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Animated films  History  Documentary films  Comedy films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Robin Laing
 
Most widely held works by Robin Laing
The potter's field( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman's skeleton is discovered in a local potter's field, Cadfael must find the culprit before he himself is found lynch by an angry mob
Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle : the dark beginnings of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878, when Mr. Doyle meets the brilliant teacher, Dr. Bell, the young medical student is drawn into a new world of crime investigation. As he assists Bell in solving gruesome police cases, Doyle becomes fascinated with his tutor's uncanny talent for outwitting the most clever criminals. But, one particularly vicious cat-and-mouse game has a diffrent ending. Doyle finds his life completely changed ... and even Dr. Bell's agile mind cannot predict the outcome
Perfect strangers by Gaylene Preston( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Melanie goes home from a local pub with the best looking man in the room, she's captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his "castle"--A rundown shack on a deserted island. But soon, his passion turns to obsession and romance turns to rage and Melanie realizes that she is the victim of a kidnapping. Torn between fear and desire, Melanie must escape her schizoprenic captor. A moment of panic leads to murder and madness. Melanie's time is running out, but for her perfect stranger, it may already be too late
Beautiful creatures by Kami Garcia( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petula and Dorothy have one thing in common - rotten taste in men, but when they cover up the accidental murder of Petula's jerk boyfriend, they hatch a scheme to collect a huge ransom. Its a perfect plan until a corrupt detective and Dorothy's old boyfriend decide that they want to get involved with the money too
Flip and two twisters a documentary about Len Lye by Shirley Horrocks( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flip and Two Twisters is a documentary about Len Lye, the great film-maker and kinetic sculptor. This dynamic artist spent his life developing a highly original art of motion. Flip and Two Twisters explores Lye's career and ideas with the help of newly discovered historical footage of the artist. It includes some great examples of Lye's film making, and some spectacular camerawork (by Leon Narbey) of his sculpture in motion, including the wild rhythms of his great work 'Flip and Two Twisters'. The film also chronicles recent attempts to realise Lye's plans for giant versions of his sculpture
Borstal Boy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen year-old Irish activist, Brendan Behan, confronts inner conflicts when imprisoned in England during World War II
Kiwiana( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted look at Kiwi popular culture (Kiwiana) which includes a diverse range of objects and social events. Includes contributions from well known New Zealanders. Suggested audience: general
Relative strangers by BBC Active (Firm)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maureen Lessing, a newly widowed wife and mother, stumbles upon a painful secret: her husband had another wife. Shattered, Maureen's quest to confront the woman brings her face to face with yet another secret: her husband's other wife had a child, a little boy. Furious and deeply hurt by her husband's betrayal, Maureen must put aside her own dark and raw emotions to confront the final issue - one she can hardly bear: that the little boy is sick and needs help from her own children to survive
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-part television mini-series based on the autobiography of trade unionist, peace campaigner and Member of Parliament, Sonja Davies. Covers the period 1923-59 and deals with Sonja's early life and the forces that shaped it. Designed for Senior English and Media Studies classes. Suggested audience: senior secondary
Victory over death : a film about Colin McCahon, New Zealand's most controversial painter by Judy Rymer( Visual )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of Colin McCahon's work from the time he first began painting in the 1930's to his death in 1987. Suggested audience: secondary, tertiary, general
Transformers by Mark Wahlberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a documentary on the exhibition of contemporary art "Transformers". Introduces the artists, who explain their work and follows the non-stop transformations of their art, sculpture that grows, burns, melts, makes its own music and constantly tests the boundaries of art
For love or money( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at a range of New Zealanders who share a passion for art and art collecting. Artists and art dealers offer their own perspectives on art collecting
Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle : the dark beginnings of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878, when Mr. Doyle meets the brilliant teacher, Dr. Bell, the young medical student is drawn into a new world of crime investigation. As he assists Bell in solving gruesome police cases, Doyle becomes fascinated with his tutor's uncanny talent for outwitting the most clever criminals. But, one particularly vicious cat-and-mouse game has a diffrent ending. Doyle finds his life completely changed ... and even Dr. Bell's agile mind cannot predict the outcome
Ruby and Rata( Visual )

8 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiercely independent 83 year old Ruby is determined to live her own life in her own home. Ruby rents her basement flat to single mother Rata and her 8 year old son Willie. Both women are strong-willed and unprepared to concede they might need each other's friendship. To gain the upper hand, Ruby kidnaps Willie. But it will be the boy who brings them together
Mr. Wrong( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman buys a little bit of freedom with a new car and is haunted by the murder of the previous owner
Putting our town on the map( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda Harcourt takes a trip round the country to see how towns are putting themselves on the map. Examples include the use of giant fish, fruit and vegetables, novel signs, murals, and unusual festivals. Suggested audience: secondary, general
The Making of Bread and roses( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the making of a film to be made into a four-part television drama series. Interviews the director, producer, writer and other production people who discuss their roles in the making of the film; such as raising the finance, designing the sets and organising the schedules for production. Suggested audience: secondary
Absent without leave by John Laing( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young soldier in New Zealand during 1942 goes Absent Without Leave (AWOL) in order to honor a pledge to see his young, pregnant wife home safely
The sensitive by Sarvananda( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A BBC Radio 4 atmospheric thriller from the occasional series of psychic investigations by the 'Sensitive': Glasgow's psychic detective, Thomas Soutar. In 'A Casualty of War', a woman missing since 1945 is seen in a deserted guest house
War stories by Jeremy Clarkson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary, powerful, first-hand accounts of World War II: a British prisoner who survived Auschwitz; an undercover agent captured by the Nazis; a British soldier tortured by the Gestapo who lived to become a dedicated Nazi hunter; a war correspondent; and more. Featuring rare archival footage and photographs, these stories provide an invaluable human document of the war unlike any seen or heard before
 
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