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BBC Video (Firm)

Works: 1,635 works in 3,926 publications in 1 language and 193,620 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Television programs  Science fiction television programs  Television series  Film adaptations  Action and adventure television programs  Romance television programs  Television comedies 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
MI-5( Visual )

109 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 3,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds collide and nothing is what it seems in the thrilling new installment of MI-5. While Tom has been branded a traitor, and Harry is in the hospital, an enigmatic agent, Adam Carter, has been recruited from MI-6 to help pick up the broken pieces
All creatures great & small by James Herriot( Visual )

147 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the story of Yorkshire veterinarian, James Herriot
Doctor Who( Visual )

97 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 3,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe
Monarch of the glen by Compton Mackenzie( Visual )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Molly MacDonald comes to terms with becoming a widow, Lexie and the estate employees must come to terms with her new position in life as fiancě of the laird, Archie. Includes all ten episodes from the fourth series
The blue planet seas of life by David Attenborough( Visual )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tidal seas--The sun and moon move billions of tons of water with every turn of the tide. The strongest tides empty entire bays, smash trees on riverbanks, and strand sea creatures on suddenly dry land. Weaker tides controlthe movements of huge numbers of fish, coaxing schools of giant stingrays through astounding underwater arches. And as the water recedes, the tide can create unbelievable landscapes--like a sparkling world of salt crystals inhabited only by tiny shrimp and bright pink flamingos."--Container
Absolutely fabulous( Visual )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic misadventures of fashion femme fatales Edina and Patsy
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,424 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
Wallander by Henning Mankell( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In An Event in autumn, Wallander finds the remains of a young woman buried at the back of his garden. When another woman's body washes up on the shore, Wallander searches for the connection. In The Dogs of Riga, the corpses of two Latvian men, covered in mafia tattoos, are discovered in Ystad harbor. When Wallander travels to Riga in search of the killers, he becomes entangled in a web of corruption. And in Before the frost, a childhood friend of Linda Wallander goes missing. Wallander and Linda worry for her safety when they find links between her and a murderer
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town: a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amusing story of a young woman's adventures and misadventures in the society of the 19th century English gentry
Campion by Margery Allingham( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an international ring of thieves and killers conspire to destroy a prominent British family, Albert Campion agrees to investigate. Soon he finds himself involved with murder
As time goes by by Bob Larbey( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dashing young British Army officer and a lovely student nurse fell deeply, magically in love. Then he was shipped off to Korea and they never heard from one another. Forty years later, fate brings them together again
Emma by Jane Austen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about Emma Woodhouse, a young woman who finds that it is sometimes all too easy to confuse good intentions with self-gratification
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,267 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
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,262 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
Auschwitz inside the Nazi state( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,258 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
Persuasion by British Broadcasting Corporation( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,248 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
The vicar of Dibley( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrival: Geraldine (French) arrives in Dibley one stormy night, taking the villagers by surprise. They were expecting a bloke with a beard, a Bible and bad breath. What they got was a babe with a bob and her own earthy spirit and humor. Songs of praise: Geraldine falls in love with a television producer when the BBC comes to Dibley. Community spirit: Everyone gets into the act when Geraldine lines up Alice's second cousin, Reg Dwight, to open the local Autumn Fayre
Doctor Who by Matt Smith( Visual )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrested after the events at Devil's End, the Master has been incarcerated at a top security prison on a remote island off the south coast of England. When the Doctor and Jo Grant pay a visit to their old enemy, they find him a reformed character. But can the spate of mysterious shipping accidents and garbled reports of sea monsters in the local area really be a coincidence? The Doctor soon finds himself pitted against the Sea Devils, an ancient race of reptile intent on eliminating humankind and reclaiming the Earth for themselves
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,224 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
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All creatures great & smallDoctor WhoThe blue planet seas of lifeBleak HouseWallanderCranfordAs time goes byWives and daughters