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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Service

Overview
Works: 9,994 works in 19,130 publications in 4 languages and 322,539 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Historical television programs  Children's films  Documentary television programs  Television mini-series  Detective and mystery television programs  History 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, Contributor, Copyright holder, Originator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
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Publications about British Broadcasting Corporation
Publications by British Broadcasting Corporation
Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
The Inspector Lynley mysteries by WGBH Boston ; CINAR( visu )
51 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and German and held by 3,053 libraries worldwide
Suave, sophisticated Detective Inspector Lynley and his prickly, plebian sidekick Detective Sergeant Havers are back with two new gripping mysteries in this sixth and final series. But with Lynley struggling to cope with his wife's death -- and Havers struggling with her partner's heavy drinking -- will they be able to focus on solving crime?
Planet Earth : the complete series by David Attenborough( visu )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,145 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 performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
44 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,972 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
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( visu )
30 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,740 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
The Mission by Roland Joffé( visu )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,670 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
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,602 libraries worldwide
A vivid adaptation of Charles Dickens' powerful story of a young orphan boy who is released from his apprenticeship by a mysterious benefactor to be educated in London
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( visu )
33 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,545 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
Middlemarch by George Eliot( visu )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,379 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
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
Disc 1: Two brothers and two sisters find that an old wardrobe magically transports them into the world of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who has kept the land in eternal winter and has turned all her enemies to stone. Disc 2: Narnia is later ruled by corrupt King Miraz, and his nephew calls upon the children to help defeat his uncle and restore the land to its former glory. Years later, two of the children are sent back to assist the nephew on a voyage. Disc 3: After many years, a return visit to Narnia finds King Caspian old and frail, and the children embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find the vanished Prince Rilian and bring him home
Antigone by Sophocles( visu )
50 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,337 libraries worldwide
A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
The Silver chair by C. S Lewis( visu )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
Eustace is summoned back to the magical land of Narnia with his new friend Jill. Many years have passed since Eustace's last visit. King Caspian is old and frail. The mysterious disappearance years ago of his son, Prince Rilian, has remained unsolved. Aslan the lion charges the children to embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find Rilian and bring him home
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state ( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ( visu )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
Follows Precious Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Grace Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,202 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
I, Claudius by Herbert Wise( visu )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,177 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
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginzberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Mavis Staples and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
Daniel Deronda, a sensitive young Englishman of indistinct parentage, is forced to choose between the love of two very different women
Sense & sensibility by John Alexander( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
Miss Austen regrets: Approaching her fortieth birthday, Jane Austen appears happily unmarried. When asked by her young niece Fanny to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made. Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen
King Lear by Brian Blessed( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion"--Container
 
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Alternative Names
B.B.C.-T.V.
B.B.C. Television
BBC television
BBC Television company
BBC Television London
BBC Television Service
BBC-TV
BBC 텔레비전
BBCTV
Телебачення BBC
تلویزیون بی‌بی‌سی
英国放送協会のテレビ放送
英國廣播公司電視
Languages
English (350)
German (5)
Chinese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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