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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Service

Overview
Works: 8,392 works in 19,000 publications in 3 languages and 346,636 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Television plays  Televised plays  Filmed plays  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Contributor, prn, Copyright holder, Originator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 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
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
55 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,829 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 2,686 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
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough( visu )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,149 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
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( visu )
31 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 2,101 libraries worldwide
Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
53 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,073 libraries worldwide
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( visu )
38 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,994 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
47 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,984 libraries worldwide
Presents William Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers, and tradesmen-actors
The tempest by William Shakespeare( visu )
40 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,905 libraries worldwide
This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
53 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,810 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
49 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,790 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
MI-5 ( visu )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,775 libraries worldwide
The penultimate season of the hugely successful, long-running drama introduces a host of new characters. There's Beth Bailey, a brilliant ex-mercenary who was posing as an Eastern European prostitute when she ran into the team. Dimitri, an ex officer in British Special Forces, has been recruited for his skills in fighting terrorism on the front line. And finally, data analyst Tariq has been fast-tracked through the system
Secrets of lost empires by Michael Barnes( visu )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,757 libraries worldwide
Television programs on the history of the Colosseum and Stonehenge. Nova sent archaeological teams to each site to test their hypotheses using traditional building techniques
Othello by William Shakespeare( visu )
47 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,748 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
43 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,741 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 Inspector Lynley mysteries ( visu )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,697 libraries worldwide
Despite their differences, Inspector Thomas Lynley and sergeant Barbara Havers evolve into a potent team, employing their intuition and street smarts to unravel some of the most heinous, and suspenseful, crimes
The Mission by Roland Joffé( visu )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,650 libraries worldwide
In 18th-century South America, a Jesuit priest and a soldier join forces to protect an Indian tribe from subjugation by colonial empires
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( visu )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,566 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( visu )
33 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,561 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
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( visu )
42 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,481 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities
The Story of English by British Broadcasting Corporation( visu )
49 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
 
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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
英國廣播公司電視
Languages
English (753)
Chinese (2)
Hebrew (1)
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