WorldCat Identities

Bird, John 1936-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 2,598 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Television plays  Humor  Juvenile works  Fiction  Interviews  Television programs  Historical drama 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, 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 )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,411 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 251 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 186 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 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 68 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( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katherine, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherine is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katherine, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
Ustinov at eighty [an interview with John Bird] by Peter Ustinov( )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 37 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
Absolute power ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 35 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
The country wife ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blue remembered hills: Two years before the end of WWII, seven children play in the woods until a prank turns deadly
The Noël Coward collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 29 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 25 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
The long Johns by John Bird( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cost, profit & break-even ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 23 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
Winter solstice ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 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
Return on investment ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An educational video describing how to invest money to get the greatest value
Take a girl like you by Jonathan Miller( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 13 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
Absolute power ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 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
King Lear (1605) Le roi Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chambers ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money. Welcome to life in Forecourt Buildings, one of the least prestigious addresses in the world of law
 
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English (59)
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