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Giles, David 1926-2010

Overview
Works: 288 works in 936 publications in 3 languages and 15,162 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  History  Film adaptations  Television plays  Televised plays  Historical films  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  War films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Restager , Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Giles
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Visual )

63 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny is an impoverished young woman, snubbed by society, who earns the respect and love of her cousin in this BBC mini-series adaptation of the Jane Austen classic set in 19th century England
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV)
The life & death of King John by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King
The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy community of Barchester is rocked from its complacency when a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires
Paradise road by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Australian, British and Dutch women held captive by the Japanese in Sumatra after the fall of Singapore in 1942. In the midst of their brutal prisoner of war camp, the women form a vocal orchestra
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of Richard II, Henry assumes the throne, and is immediately confronted with rebellion by Owen Glendower, Douglas of Scotland, Northumberland and his son Hotspur. The play also treats the moral development of the king's son Hal (later Henry V) as he appears to waste his youth in London taverns in the company of the irresponsible Sir John Falstaff
The second part of King Henry the Fourth containing his death and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play that portrays the colorful panorama of Medieval English life. The revolt against Henry is finally crushed and the king broods over the uncertain future of his son. Henry IV dies, Falstaff is banished, and Prince Hal is crowned Henry V
Henry V by British Broadcasting Corporation( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Shakespeare's plays portraying the emergence of England's most admired national hero, Henry V. He unites his people as he embarks on the invasion of France, deals justly with traitors, tirelessly leads his soldiers to victory and ensures future peace by his marriage to the Princess of France. Shakespeare examines these qualities that make a successful ruler and shows the prince in terms of isolation and responsibility that his success entails
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BBC television adaptation of John Galsworthy's work, chronicling nearly 50 turbulent years of a wealthy English family
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II, defying tradition and laws of succession, disinherits Bolingbroke and uses that money to finance a military adventure in Ireland. This play tells of a rebellion against the corrupt king
Mayor of Casterbridge( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffer an agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge. He attempts to right the long-ago wrong and sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction
The Second part of King Henry the Fourth containing his death, and the coronation of King Henry the Fift [sic] by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play. The revolt against Henry is finally crushed; yet the king, tired and sick, dies, and his son Hal is crowned Henry V
The first Churchills( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the 50-year marriage of John and Sarah Churchill, the first Churchills to make their mark on British history. John was a handsome and charismatic general who won the battles that shaped the future of England. Sarah was a fiery beauty whose passion and intellect made her a favorite at court and won the undying devotion of her husband. The turbulent history of 17th century England is seen through the eyes of Sarah, and are filtered through her love for John and their shared love of England
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body in the library: "A beautiful spring morning is marred when the corpse of a platinum blonde is discovered in the library of Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry."
Henry IV, Part II by William Shakespeare( Visual )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled Henry IV, part II
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary actress Patricia Routledge returns as 60ish housewife turned gumshoe Hetty Wainthropp in this popular PBS Mystery! series. Includes six episodes, two of which have not aired on PBS
The life of Henry the Fift by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's historical play which portrays the emerging leadership of King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housewife turned gumshoe Hetty Wainthropp is back for another round of solving mysteries. Both steely and motherly, she takes no prisoners and puts on no airs, using her dowdy appearance to blend into her surroundings
The Strauss family( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of the Strauss family is an epic story spanning more than 85 years. From father Johann Strauss to his eldest son Schanni, it was a tradition not only of music, but of the wealth, fame and jealousies common to popular musicians throughout the ages
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Barchester Chronicles
Alternative Names
David Giles British television director

Languages
English (412)

German (2)

Italian (1)

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