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BBC Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,579 works in 4,257 publications in 2 languages and 194,759 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Romance television programs  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Television series  Documentary television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two innocent young orphans are the potential heirs to a fortune. Their fates are snarled in a monumental legal battle known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Another orphan, Esther Summerson, whose mysterious parentage proves to be intertwined with the fate of the Jarndyce wards and the aloof Lady Dedlock. Lady Dedlock faces the revelation of her dark past once Mr. Tulkinghorn catches wind of it. The icily beautiful Esther's background also comes to light after the murder of a strange man. This twines through the legal system to heartbreaking domestic drama to a murder investigation to near-Gothic horror
Wallander by Henning Mankell( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three crime dramas based on the best-selling novels by Henning Mankell--Faceless killers, The man who smiled, and The fifth woman--follow Inspector Kurt Wallander, a disillusioned everyman, as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in southern Sweden
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Cranford [DVDC 4011 pt. 2]: The two-part saga Return to Cranford opens to a struggling Cranford, a traditional English village that in autumn 1844 is airing the conflicts that accompany progress
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Molly Gibson was living life pleasantly when her widowed father decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire and Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter Cynthia, and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,243 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
Persuasion by British Broadcasting Corporation( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove
Emma by Jane Austen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Woodhouse is a young woman who, having engineered the marriage of her companion, turns her attention toward making a match for the local vicar and her new protegée, Harriet Smith. Her one voice of reason and restraint is Mr. Knightley, who has known her since she was a child and who watches her behaviour with wry amusement and sometimes with real anger. Emma presides over the small provincial world of Highbury with enthusiasm, but she will find it is all too easy to confuse good intentions with self-gratification
The vicar of Dibley( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete first season of the BBC's popular television series "The Vicar of Dibley" in which a female vicar with a sharp wit and a laid-back attitude brings new ideas to a rural British community
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda is a sensitive, intelligent, young man haunted by secrets that shroud his birth. Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful gambler short on cash. When the two meet, sparks fly
Mansfield Park by Iain B MacDonald( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,118 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
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Impeccably cast and perfectly executed...highly recommended."--Video Librarian
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas Marner was a man who had everything, until he lost it all. Falsely accused of theft and driven out of his town, Silas starts life anew. One day, upon arriving home, he discovers a child asleep on the hearth
Walking with dinosaurs( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 155-million-year history of dinosaurs from the aggressive Coelophysis, who first learned to hunt in packs, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most terrifying carnivore on the planet. Covers the Late Triassic, Late Jurassic, Early Cretaceous, and Late Cretaceous periods
All creatures great & small : the complete series 1 collection by James Herriot( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1930s, young James Herriot, fresh from veterinary school, arrives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to begin his career
Monarch of the Glen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 5: Archie's sister Lillie turns up with her new age boyfriend, wanting to turn Glenbogle into a healing center. Archie and Katrina work together to restore harmony to the estate after Katrina's garden dries up. Episode 6: Archie must take part in the race across the loch against his neighbor, Laird Kilwillie. Kilwillie incites Archie's competitive instincts when he claims an old MacDonald heirloom. Katrina has her own grudge-match against Kilwillie and has her own plans to upset the race
 
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Simon Schama's Power of art
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WallanderCranfordAuschwitz : inside the Nazi stateSimon Schama's Power of artWives and daughtersHow art made the worldDaniel DerondaSilas Marner : the weaver of RaveloeWalking with dinosaurs