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Jeffrey, Peter 1929-1999

Works: 118 works in 197 publications in 2 languages and 6,107 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Television programs  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Radio plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Peter Jeffrey
Becket by Peter Glenville ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Middlemarch by George Eliot ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
If-- by Lindsay Anderson ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In late 1960s England, Mick Travis and his school chums trump authority at every turn at their boarding school. He finally emerges as violent savior against the draconian games of one-upmanship played by both students and the powers that be
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart!" said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the "Elizabethan Age."
The moonstone by Wilkie Collins ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A stolen Hindu diamond, the Moonstone, works its curse after being stolen from it's shrine. Just before Rachel's birthday, a man named Franklin Blake announces to Rachel that the Moonstone has been bequeathed to her by Herncastle. Blake gives her the jewel on her birthday and offers to mount the jewel for her to wear. The jewel goes missing and Rachel believes that Blake stole it. Determined to prove his innocence, Blake leaves in order to pursue the real truth behind the theft
Midnight express by Alan Parker ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is based on a true story. William Hayes, a naive young American vacationing with his girlfriend in Istanbul, Turkey, tries to smuggle a couple of kilos of hash out of the country. He is caught, thrown into a Turkish prison, and subsequently raped, tortured, and forced into the brutality that defines the inmates' constant struggle for survival. There are other foreigners there, many for smuggling, and word is that the only way out of the jail is by dying, or taking "the midnight express." Max, his friend and fellow inmate swears, "That train doesn't run around here."
The adventures of Baron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baron von Munchausen sails in a balloon to find old comrades and save a city from the forces of a Turkish sultan
This Sceptred Isle by Christopher Lee ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pickwick papers by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Samuel Pickwick, retired business man and confirmed bachelor, is determined that after a quite life of enterprise the time has come to go out into the world. Together with the other members of the Pickwick Club: Tracy Tupman, Augustus Snodgrass and Nathaniel Winkle, the portly innocent embarks on a series of hilariously comic adventures. But can Pickwick retain his good will towards his fellow humans once he discovers the evils of the world?
The moonstone by Wilkie Collins ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rachel Verrinder receives the stone as a gift and does not realize that it has been passed to her in a sinister form of revenge by John Herncastle who, it transpires, acquired the moonstone by means of murder and theft. The jewel also brings bad luck. The stone disappears on the very night it is given to Rachel, though, and the tale concerns the unveiling of the culprit after the intervention of Sergeant Cuff, a famous London detective
The Christmas collection ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes the Christmas Mummers' Play as performed in some of the villages near Luttworth, Leicestershire in 1863
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abandoned child Tom is raised by the rich and benevolent squire Mr. Alworthy, much to the chagrin of Alworthy's mean-natured nephew Blifil, and develops into a good-natured rake. But Tom's inability to resist a pretty face lands him in hot water when he impregnates Blifil's betrothed. When the lovely Sophia runs away to London, Tom pursues, embarking on a series of riotous and amorous adventures. However, further trouble and the revelation of his true identity await him in London
Return of the native by Thomas Hardy ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare ( )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband
The rainbow by D. H Lawrence ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry of William Blake by William Blake ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blake 'is known for his mysticism and complex, sometimes obscure symbolism. His visionary world is extremely important to his work'. This collection serves as illustration of this
Poetry of the 16th century by Peter Orr ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547) Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618), Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), Chidiock Tichborne (1558?-1586), Michael Drayton (1563-1631), Thomas Nashe (1567-1601), George Peele (1557?-1596), Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599), Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), Thomas Campion (1567?-1620), and Richard Barnfield (1574-1627)
Poetry of the early 17th century by Peter Orr ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from the poetry of Ben Jonson; Robert Herrick; Henry King; Edmund Waller; Sir John Suckling; Richard Lovelace; Phineas Fletcher; John Fletcher; George Herbert; John Donne, Henry Vaughan; Andrew Marvell and Charles Cotton
A Christmas celebration containes A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens and The Christmas collection selected by Christina Hardyment ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is a perfect coupling for those Christmas evenings of Christmas journeys. The greatest Christmas story is Dickens' A Christmas Carol which has never lost its charm as Scrooge learns compassion and love
The jungle book Mowgli stories by Rudyard Kipling ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Abandoned in the Indian jungle and rescued by a wolf pack, the man-cub Mowgli is educated in the ways of the jungle by Akela the Wolf, Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Black Panther, and Kaa the big Rock Python. They teach him to hunt and protect him from Shere Khan, the ever-present Bengal Tiger. As Mowgli grows up, the powers of pack leader Akela wane, and Shere Khan persuades the younger wolves to attack the man-cub. However, Mowgli has been told by Bagheera to learn the secret of the Red Flower from the nearby man village, which he can use to protect himself from the tiger. Meanwhile, Shere Khan isn't the only animal with designs on Mowgli. The monkeys want him for their leader, and will even resort to kidnapping him!"--Container
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