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Acorn Media (Firm)

Overview
Works: 3,813 works in 5,273 publications in 1 language and 249,461 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Spy television programs  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Fiction  Television mini-series  Detective and mystery television programs 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Acorn Media (Firm)
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spans three decades from the early twenties to World War II in Charles Ryder's relationship with the wild and eccentric Sebastian Flyte and the aristocratic Marchmain family
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past."--Container
The complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged) ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This three-man troupe perform all of Shakespeare's plays in 90 comedic minutes
The Forsyte saga by Stephen Mallatratt( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is late in the Victorian era, and two branches of an upper-crust family--the "good" Forsytes, headed by well-meaning Old Jolyon, and the "bad" Forsytes, headed by crusty barrister James--are at odds, eternally squabbling. The 'saga' focuses on the younger generations - Young Jolyon, Soames, Winifred, June - and their struggles with emotional repression, the rejection of Victorian mores, and the sea changes taking place as a less repressive society emerged. Every family may indeed have its vicissitudes, but few have as many as John Galsworthy's Forsytes
Doc Martin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Clunes is back as the surly, self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham. In the fifth series, the doctor plots his escape from the idyllic town of Portwenn and its idiosyncratic residents. Includes eight episodes
Foyle's war ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Chief Superintendant Christopher Foyle is a police investigator in the British coastal community of Hastings. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Foyle finds his longed-for retirement interrupted by cases involving international intrigue, military racism, and an accused traitor all too willing to go to the gallows
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doctor Zhivago is a poet and surgeon. His life unfolds amidst the Russian Revolution, his guilt over his unfaithfulness to his loyal wife and his obsession with Lara, his muse, who, in turn, is victim to the wants of a powerful official
Doc Martin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 5. Martin lies about his haemophobia while interviewing for a surgeon's job in London, which he gets. Returning to Port Wenn by train, he sits next to Jim Selkirk, who drops down dead. Jim's widow visits the surgery, claiming Jim is telling her that she is ill which she is, but not in the way she thinks. A grasping couple try to sue Joan when their brattish son falls sick after a visit to her farm but Martin proves their own lack of hygiene is the cause. A session with a very young therapist to cure the haemophobia is less successful however and Martin walks out on him. Episode 6. New midwife Molly O'Brien arrives in Portwenn and instantly clashes with Martin over care of Louisa. Fortunately Louisa comes to see that Molly is exploiting the situation for her feminist views and that it is Martin who really has her interests at heart. Martin tells Joan he has got the London job and Joan stresses the importance of staying in touch with his child. He drives to Truro to clinch the appointment but is side-tracked when he has to attend to an emergency involving Bert's cook's husband but Edith comes to his house to confirm the news, and Louisa overhears her. Episode 7. Annoyed that the reference Martin has given her terms her merely 'competent', Pauline works to rule. Chaos ensues. Joan starts a bed and breakfast, her first guest being Ted Nugent, a neighbour who has lost his farm. His breath smells vile and, after he collapses, Martin finds that it is due to his eating his hair in worry. Martin accompanies Edith to a conference where she is giving a speech. She has plans to spend the night with him but, after administering to the ills of the hotel staff, he returns to Portwenn instead. Episode 8. It's Martin's last day in Portwenn and the surgery is packed. Edith turns up, expecting an apology from Martin for walking out on her but of course does not get one and Joan again rebukes him for distancing himself from his child. As he is about to leave, Tasha, a school-teacher friend of Louisa, collapses. She has been inhaling fumes from an illegal bio-fuel used by her cab driver husband Tommy. She is all right but Tommy, who is driving Louisa to hospital for the birth, also collapses at the wheel and crashes the car. Martin races to save him and to help deliver the baby. It's a boy, and the whole of Portwenn, who have been listening via Pauline's amplified mobile phone, cheer Martin and Louisa and their new offspring
Foyle's war ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foyle, a veteran detective is persuaded to remain on duty at home rather than join the troops at the front as World War II begins. But home is on the vulnerable southern English coast and the chaos, danger and venality of war seep into everyday events
Doc Martin ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Martin Ellingham is brilliant, dedicated, and highly efficient. He's also brusque, abrasive, and terrified of blood. Once a successful London surgeon, he's now a GP in the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, where he's every bit as eccentric as the villagers he serves
Doc Martin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 7. With Mark Mylow's wedding fast approaching, Martin is asked to be best man but he is at his abrupt best when he simply says no. Mark then enlist Al Large for the job telling that he doesn't have to organize a stag night as all Mark wants to do is go on an overnight camping trip in the woods. Things go from bad to worse when, after getting lost somewhere in the forest, Mark is bitten by a deadly snake. When Martin goes off to find him, he too gets lost. Episode 8. Mark Mylow comes in for his medical check up and Martin is concerned at one particular aspect of his physiology. Combined with fiancée Julie's big news, this could mean some bumps in the road as far as their relationship is concerned. Danny asks Louisa something important but her ambivalence is compounded by the fact that he is also planning to return to London to undertake his dream architectural project. Martin and Louisa have a heart to heart talk and, in his cups, he tells her exactly how he feels. Martin takes pharmacist Mrs. Tishell to task for constantly wearing a neck brace pointing out that in most cases, it isn't required. When she removes it however, it becomes apparent that it is anything but a psychosomatic crutch. Episode 9. Christmas special. The tranquility of Portwenn is disturbed when a group of birdwatchers descends on the village in search of a rare bird. Pauline announces that she wants to go to university, so Martin has to start looking for another receptionist. Louisa's father Terry arrives unannounced in Portwenn - could this have an effect on the relationship between Martin and Louisa?
Mapp & Lucia ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British humor at its finest! The tale of two formidable ladies as they vie for social supremacy in their provincial 1920s town, which overflows with snootiness, low cunning schemes, and a rivalry that won't end
Foyle's war ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the gripping third series that airs on PBS. Michael Kitchen plays a veteran detective whose job on the home front in southern England is complicated by WWII raging over Europe. DVD includes behind-the-scenes documentary and cast reflections
Doc Martin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the sixth series, the doctor tackles fatherhood and his complicated relationship with local teacher Louisa
Foyle's war ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DCS Christopher Foyle investigates wartime crimes in the English coastal town of Hastings. With the end of World War II slowly but inevitably approaching, Foyle and his fellow citizens learn the price of victory and face a peace that will transform their lives in unexpected ways. Plan of attack: April 1944. DS Milner's investigation of a transportation fraud sets in motion a series of events that brings Foyle back to the force. As Hastings hosts an ecumenical conference on the morality of continued Allied bombing, Foyle probes the suspicious death of a young cartographer from the Air Ministry office. Broken souls: October 1944. At a psychiatric clinic treating troubled soldiers, the investigation of a doctor's murder turns up no shortage of suspects among the patients and staff. It also complicates Foyle's friendship with Dr. Josef Novak, the Polish refugee who heads the clinic. All clear: May 1945. As all of Britain awaits the formal announcement of the war's end, Foyle reluctantly joins a committee preparing to keep public order during the celebration to come. But the end comes too soon for two men-- one a stabbing victim, the other an apparent suicide
Broadway's lost treasures ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1967 and 1986
John Le Carré's Smiley's people by John Le Carré( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bespectacled spymaster is once more called from retirement to come to the aid of the 'Circus' -- and he returns with a vengeance. The murder of an émigré Soviet General who was also a British agent sends him digging into the past on a twisted trail across Europe that moves, inexorably, towards a final showdown with his old adversary, Karla of Moscow Centre
Foyle's war ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Invasion: As the first American GIs arrive to build an airbase near Hastings, the murder of a barmaid further strains already-tense relations between the locals and the Yanks
Nancy Mitford's Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trio of attractive up-and-comers and four legendary British actors star alongside castles and country houses in a BBC drama about how the upper class loved in the 1930s
Visions of Greece ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes two programs: Visions of Greece, which covers the most famous cities and sites, and Visions of Greece: Off the beaten path, which features rarely visited locales. Also includes nearly an hour of bonus footage not seen on PBS
 
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