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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Service

Overview
Works: 9,789 works in 18,527 publications in 2 languages and 345,768 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Television plays  Film and video adaptations  Television programs  Documentary television programs  Juvenile works  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Contributor, prn, Copyright holder, Originator, Performer
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Publications about British Broadcasting Corporation
Publications by British Broadcasting Corporation
Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
42 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 2,245 libraries worldwide
Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( visu )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 2,152 libraries worldwide
Two brothers and two sisters cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia, the land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who brings eternal winter to the land. It is up to the children to join the noble Aslan to bring springtime and happiness back to Narnia
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough( visu )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,140 libraries worldwide
"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
47 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 2,001 libraries worldwide
Three plots intertwine: the entangled love affairs of Demetrius and Helena, Lysander and Hermia, the comic performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens and the antics of fairyland of King Oberon and Queen Titania
The tempest by William Shakespeare( visu )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,939 libraries worldwide
Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
54 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,861 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
47 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,832 libraries worldwide
A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
Othello by William Shakespeare( visu )
43 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,751 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
41 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,730 libraries worldwide
In this classic story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( visu )
22 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,623 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family
The mission by Roland Joffé( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 1,608 libraries worldwide
An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires. "The historical events represented in this story are true, and occurred around the borderlands of Argentina, Paraguay & Brazil in the year 1750." -- Opening credits
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( visu )
31 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,591 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
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( visu )
31 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,591 libraries worldwide
Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,567 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,508 libraries worldwide
This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( visu )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,488 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( visu )
44 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,481 libraries worldwide
Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( visu )
45 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. He revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. His corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( visu )
48 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion by telling the story of Antony, the once-heralded leader who becomes stupified with passion and degenerates into a fool, and the multi-faceted Cleopatra
Middlemarch by George Eliot( visu )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,402 libraries worldwide
Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
 
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Alternative Names
B.B.C.-T.V.
B.B.C. Television.
BBC television
BBC-TV.
BBC 텔레비전
BBCTV.
تلویزیون بی‌بی‌سی
英國廣播公司電視
Languages
English (696)
Hebrew (1)
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