WorldCat Identities

Bird, John 1936-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 112 publications in 1 language and 3,209 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television plays  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Humor  Juvenile works  Fiction  Historical drama  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PR2832, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Bird
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
Helen Mirren at the BBC ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The apple cart: The king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet wanting a constitutional monarchy
The Noël Coward collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Timon has financial difficulties and no one will help him, he takes up residence in a cave where he finds buried treasure
You are here by Rory Bremner ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sins of the fathers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Real ale buff Inspector Morse is in his element when he investigates foul play at a family-run brewery
Alice through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After climbing through a mirror, Alice enters a world similar to a chess board, where she experiences many curious adventures with its fantastic inhabitants
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
Absolute power ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This TV adaption of the BBC radio series centres around the workings of Prentiss McCabe, a PR agency. Their offices play host to a succession of minor celebrities, politicians and high-up businessmen who all need photo-shoots arranging and soundbites composing. Ethics are not a priority; the firm's staff will lie, cheat and possibly steal as long as it makes their clients look good
Ustinov at eighty [an interview with John Bird] by Peter Ustinov ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this much-praised interview, octogenarian Peter Ustinov talks to John Bird. The man of many talents has an astonishing range of accomplishments behind him as an Oscar-winning film and theatre actor, author of novels, plays and screenplays. He is also a raconteur, graphic artist, photographer, stage director and designer and the recipient of many humanitarian awards for his work with UNICEF and UNESCO. In this interview he talks about his hectic life and times, about family life, schools sports, the army, spying, Hollywood and radio comedy with Peter Jones, Nero and Pol Pot, God and Andre Agassi. Originally broadcast on Radio 4 in April 2001, unheard material and an introduction by John Bird is included
The country wife ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The country wife: A rake devises a brilliant scheme to lure wives from their husbands, but is stumped by a newlywed from the country
The Noël Coward collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
Budgeting by Graeme Garden ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the essentials of budgeting, because budgeting builds better business men. Shows how and why a budget is a vital management tool
Cost, profit & break-even ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how a business must cover all its costs before it can make a profit. Covers terms such as fixed and variable costs, break-even point, contribution, depreciation, and the difference between marginal and total absorption costing
The long Johns by John Bird ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winter solstice ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Elfrida Philips abandons London for a quaint country willage, she settles in quickly. She is very poor, but has a tiny cottage, her four-legged friend Horace, and friendships of good neighbors, Oscar, Gloria and their little girl. Tragedy upsets he newfound tranquillity, and she takes refuge in a rambling house with a new gentleman friend in Corrydale. Like a magnet, Corrydale attracts various waifs and strays, each of them escaping difficult personal pasts"--Container
Take a girl like you ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Film follows the London arrival of Jenn Bunn, an attractive young teacher from the country with provincial ideas about love and marriage. She lodges with Dick and Martha, a married couple at odds with one another. Jenny quickly meets Patrick, who is determined to bed her despite her ideas about premarital sex."--Container
Return on investment ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An educational video describing how to invest money to get the greatest value
Absolute power ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in the BBC Radio 4 series, Absolute Power. In this third series, written by Mark Tavener, Prentiss McCabe take on their most difficult and demanding client - an odious tennis star - and Charles tries to rescue the career of a disgraced Labour minister
Absolute power ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Fry and John Bird reprise their roles as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in this hilarious second series. Machiavelli has nothing on these two. Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe run a blue-chip London PR firm, heading up a team of ambitious young agents who work in the dark art of repackaging black as white. Exposing the inextricable collusion between press and PR, while holding a mirror up to our celebrity obsessed times, this is a witty and satirical comedy
 
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English (78)
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