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BBC Video (Firm)

Works: 2,546 works in 3,778 publications in 1 language and 192,305 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Observations  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Romance television programs  Biography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 2,323 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 Justin Chadwick( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax
Walking with dinosaurs( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,387 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
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,371 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
Emma by Jane Austen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about Emma Woodhouse, a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with Mr. Knightley
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about lost and found love. Anne is persuaded to reject a proposition of marriage from the man she loves due to his lack of fortune. Years later she is made the offer again
Auschwitz inside the Nazi state( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,256 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 1,253 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,242 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
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 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
How art made the world by Nigel Jonathan Spivey( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,135 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 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda, a sensitive young Englishman of indistinct parentage, is forced to choose between the love of two very different women
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,126 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
Silas Marner the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a linen-weaver is falsely accused of a crime, he becomes a selfish, despondent miser until his life is changed by an abandoned child whom he adopts
The blue planet seas of life by David Attenborough( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world's oceans and is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries the deep. Discusses concepts such as evolution, the food chain, survival of the fittest, and the future of that omnipresent non-sea creature known as Man
A room with a view by E. M Forster( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
Jane Eyre by Julian Amyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Brontèˆ's story of an orphan who grows up to become governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester
Little Dorrit( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death -- threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving. - Publisher
Pride and prejudice, or, First impressions by Jane Austen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the lively, precocious and very eligible Bennet girls captures all the nuances of 19th century life among the English gentry, a society obsessed with profitable marriage contracts
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Simon Schama's Power of art
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British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Video

English (153)

Walking with dinosaursCranfordAuschwitz inside the Nazi stateSimon Schama's Power of artWives and daughtersHow art made the worldDaniel DerondaSilas Marner the weaver of Raveloe