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London Weekend Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,021 works in 2,514 publications in 4 languages and 53,752 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Television adaptations  Television programs  Documentary television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Historical television programs  Children's films 
Roles: Producer, Originator, Production personnel, prn
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
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Publications about London Weekend Television (Firm)
Publications by London Weekend Television (Firm)
Most widely held works about London Weekend Television (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by London Weekend Television (Firm)
The ABC murders by Agatha Christie( visu )
87 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,982 libraries worldwide
Three hour-long mysteries. "The theft of the royal ruby": Poirot must give up his plans for a quiet Christmas when the theft a a ruby from a visiting Egyptian prince is decided to be a matter of national security. :The affair at the victory ball": Poirot attends a masquerade ball as himself. While there, a fragment of a costume allows him to unmask the killer of an English viscount. "The mystery of Hunter's Lodge": When Poirot joins Hastings in a grouse shoot, one of their party is murdered
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie( visu )
53 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
An elderly woman confides to Poirot that she fears one of her relatives is trying to kill her for her money. He persuades her to disinherit her heirs, but she is murdered anyway
Jane Eyre by Robert Young( visu )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,258 libraries worldwide
Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence. Based on the novel of the same title by Charlotte Bronte
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( visu )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
Tess Durbeyfield is a luminous beauty who is violated by one man and forsaken by another, but she refuses to remain a victim. Her struggle to endure despite the abandonment of her true love, and despite her desperate attempt to attain happiness, propels Tess toward a tragic end
Upstairs, downstairs by Keith Barron( visu )
58 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
This is the fourth season of the television program Upstairs downstairs. The aristocratic Bellamy family and their servants deal with the changes caused by the First World War
Emily Brontë's wuthering heights by Emily Brontë( visu )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 976 libraries worldwide
Catherine and Heathcliff share a love that reaches beyond the grave in this faithful adaptation of Emily Bronte's tragic romance
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of an Irish man whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ignited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( visu )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Born Andy Warhola in a bleak Pittsburgh slum, Andy Warhol, called an American Iconographer, became a pop icon himself before his death in 1987. Warhol began his career as a commercial artist, and moved on to producing music and film, and publishing. This documentary includes stock footage, film clips, interviews (both archival and contemporary), and is clearly a homage to the man and his work. Warhol was a man of many concepts and an examination of his work is essential for an understanding of the principles that changed the face of art in the 20th century
Upstairs downstairs by Fay Weldon( visu )
74 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Upstairs, the Bellamy family negotiated the scandals and successes of the English aristocracy. Downstairs, their loyal and lively servants showed far less reserve when confronting the challenges of their lives. Together, their stories made TV magic
Toni Morrison ( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved
Poirot by Agatha Christie( visu )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Agatha Christie's famous detective investigates a murder on a wealthy man's estate during the holiday season, a series of thefts at a hostel, a case of abduction and murder in France, and a murder that can only be solved by communicating with a single, silent witness
Playing Shakespeare : an actor's guide by John Barton( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Upstairs, downstairs ( visu )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Upstairs downstairs: The saga of the aristocratic Bellamy family and their loyal and lively servants. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Thomas & Sarah: After giving notice at 165 Eaton Place, the enterprising Thomas Watkins and Sarah Moffat make a go of it on their own
A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Sara Crewe has always been the pampered darling of the doting father, a British Indian Army captain, and by the exclusive boarding school were she attends. But when her father dies and her fortune is lost, Sara becomes the victim of hardship and cruelty. Through friendship, imagination and her own resolute nature, Sara finds her way back to happiness
Lillie ( visu )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Portrays the acclaimed British actress and courtesan Lillie Langtry from the blush of youth to the blight of old age. At a time when society expected women to be docile and demure, Lillie posed for celebrity endorsements, conducted her own business affairs, and paid her first husband to keep his distance. Even more scandalously, she openly entertained a string of lovers among Europe's elite, including the very married Prince of Wales
Leaving home orchestral music in the 20th century : a conducted tour by Simon Rattle by Simon Rattle( visu )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
An overview of orchestral music in the 20th century
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Combines archival footage of Jackson Pollock's life and work with reminiscences from his contemporaries, and explores the truth and legends surrounding this controversial painter
Kes by Ken Loach( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
 
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