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BBC Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,540 works in 3,745 publications in 1 language and 193,841 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Observations  Television adaptations  Biography  Personal narratives  Film and video adaptations  Television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,385 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. Twines through the legal system to heartbreaking domestic drama to a murder investigation to near-Gothic horror
The blue planet seas of life( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,367 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
Sherlock( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holmes and Watson solve three cases, following clues and killers in present-day England
Emma by Jane Austen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,291 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
Persuasion by Diana Rigg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 1,275 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
Auschwitz inside the Nazi state( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,257 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,250 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,248 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
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 19th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility. Attracted to a man already promised to another, Elinor suffers silently to keep scandal away from her family. Marianne enjoys a flirtation with a handsome scoundrel that could lead to her downfall. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense nor sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,202 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"True virtue triumphs over superficiality in this distinguished BBC production of Jane Austen's celebrated novel set in 18th century England. Young, impoverished Fanny Price arrives at the elegant estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by everyone except her cousin Edmund, she begins her long struggle for acceptance by her shallow relatives, who believe wealth automatically means quality"--Container
How art made the world by Nigel Jonathan Spivey( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,131 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 1,125 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
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Austen regrets: Approaching her fortieth birthday, Jane Austen appears happily unmarried. When asked by her young niece Fanny to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made. Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen
A room with a view by E. M Forster( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 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 1,026 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 1,009 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
Walking with dinosaurs by Tim Haines( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 963 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
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
 
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Alternative Names
British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Video

Languages
English (146)

Covers
The blue planet seas of lifeCranfordAuschwitz inside the Nazi stateSimon Schama's Power of artWives and daughtersHow art made the worldDaniel DerondaWalking with dinosaursLittle Dorrit