Most widely held works by Paul McGann
Our mutual friend ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
A tale of two turbulent love affairs plays out amidst a tangled web of wealth, corruption, passion and betrayal in 1860s London.
Horatio Hornblower the new adventures ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
Loyalty: Peacetime (1807) Hornblower forced to make a living at the gaming tables and caught up in a budding romance with his landlady's daughter, Maria. Hornblower goes on a reconnaissance mission that uncovers French perfidy, leading to renewed war. Complications arise when he is betrayed and temporarily imprisoned. Hornblower and Maria get married. Duty: Admiral Pellew's sends Hornblower off in search of his old mate Bracegirdle, whose sloop Grasshopper has gone missing under mysterious circumstances.
Kidnapped ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Robert Louis Stevenson's coming-of-age adventure is back and breathtaking, in this widely heralded presentation bursting with scoundrels and scallywags, villains and heroines, and two memorable heroes who will stop at nothing in their quest for justice.
Catherine the Great ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Trapped in a loveless political marriage to the dissolute nephew of the ailing Russian Empress Elizabeth, young German princess Sophia Fredericka bides her time, chooses her lovers carefully and plots her path to the throne. Skillfully manipulating the Russian triumvirate of church, army and aristocracy, she adroitly rides the shifting currents of social change and unrest to become one of Russia's most unforgettable and beloved rulers, Catherine the Great.
The Oscar Wilde collection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
Fairy tale a true story ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controvery that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. Are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
Alien³ ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Ripley's fears that an Alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when the mutilated bodies of ex-cons begin to mount. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley must lead the men into battle against the terrifying creature. And soon she discovers a horrifying fact about her link with the Alien, a realization that may compel Ripley to try destroying not only the horrific creature, but herself as well.
Withnail & I ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Set in 1969, depicts the lives of Withnail and Marwood, two poor, unemployed actors. When Marwood is offered the lead role in a play it strains their friendship and they decide to spend a weekend at the cottage of Withnail's Uncle Monte to relax. Things go horribly wrong however, and the rift between them grows.
Luther ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.
The hanging gale ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
The sons of the Phelan family - two farmers, a schoolteacher, and a priest - are torn between nonviolent protest and bloody revolt during the Irish potato famine of the 1840s. Real-life brothers Joe, Mark, Paul, and Stephen McGann star as the Phelans.
Withnail and I ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Set in 1969, the film features the celebration of a friendship which has survived five years between two young, out-of-work actors.
Queen of the damned ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
For centuries she's waited for the right being to summon her to reign again over all her evil dominion. She is Akasha, the wickedly regal mother of all vampires. Lestat has now found acceptance in the tattooed, pierced, black-clad world as a Goth-riffed rock star. Together, Akasha and Lestat can rule forever. But Lestat's fascination with a flesh-and-blood mortal may upend that reign.
Sharpe's fury by Bernard Cornwell ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
In the winter of 1811 the war seemed lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British army are in Portugal, waiting for spring to spark the war to life again. Richard Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering turns into disaster, thanks to the brutal savagery of the French Colonel Vandal who is leading his battalion to join the siege of Cadiz. Sharpe extricates a handful of men from the debacle and is driven south into the threatened city. There, in Cadiz, he discovers more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French, and one of them. A baleful priest, secures a powerful weapon to break the British alliance. He will use a beautiful whore and the letters she received from a wealthy man.
Alien 3 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and German and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Lt. Ripley is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's prison. This is the story of her fears that an Alien was aboard her craft and the realization that may compel her to try to destroy not only the creature but herself.
Dig, dig, digging by Margaret Mayo ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Doctor Who the movie ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The Doctor is returning home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year's Eve 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gangland gun battle. At the local hospital, Dr. Grace Holloway fights, and fails, to save his life. Later, in the morgue, the Doctor wakes up a new man. But he is not the only one, the Master has also found himself a new body. As the clock counts down to the start of the new millennium, can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy from destroying all life on Earth?
The way back home by Oliver Jeffers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
An awfully big adventure by Beryl Bainbridge ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 124 libraries worldwide
It is 1950 in Liverpool, and Stella, just fifteen-years-old, is hired as an assistant stage manager for a repertory theatre company's production of Peter Pan. Meredith, the director, and O'Hara, who plays Captain Hook, envision a lighthearted play unburdened by symbolism, but the innocent Stella begins to create an entirely different drama.
Agatha Christie Marple. Series 2, volume one. Sleeping murder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Gwenda arrives in England, looking forward to her impending marriage and new life in a lovely old coastal estate. But almost immediately, she begins to experience sinister visions. Enter Miss Marple, who concludes that the bride-to-be witnessed a murder in that very house as a child. But how could she, since Gwenda had spent her entire life in India?
Vurt by Jeff Noon ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
In an alternate version of Manchester, England, society has been shaped by Vurt, a hallucinogenic drug accessed by sucking on colour-coded feathers. When Scribble and his sister Desdemona take a shared trip to a Vurt called Curious Yellow, only Scribble returns intact. Desdemona has been replaced by an amorphous blob, and Scribble must find another copy of the rare yellow feather to bring her back.
Catherine--II,--Empress of Russia,--1729-1796 Comedy films Criminal behavior Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870 Doctor Who (Fictitious character) Drama England England--London Fairy plays Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Film sequels Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Girls--Conduct of life Great Britain History Hornblower, Horatio (Fictitious character) Horror films Identity (Psychology) Interpersonal conflict Juvenile works Kidnapping victims Kings and rulers Life on other planets Manners and customs Mothers and daughters Motion picture actors and actresses Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Naval history Nineteen sixties Photographs Ripley (Fictitious character) Russia Science fiction films Science fiction films Serial murderers Supernatural Television adaptations Television film Television mini-series Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Time travel Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wilde, Oscar,--1854-1900
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