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British Broadcasting Company

Works: 337 works in 388 publications in 1 language and 6,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Poetry  Detective and mystery television programs  Personal narratives  Chronology  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: QH45.5, 508
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Make 'em laugh the funny business of America ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
The six wives of Henry VIII by Time-Life Films( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
The six wives of Henry VIII: A six-part chronicle of England's early 16th century, recounting the turbulent life and times of King Henry VIII through the eyes and travails of his wives
WW II behind closed doors Stalin, the Nazis and the West ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Joseph Stalin - the supreme leader of the Soviet Union - was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions. He also had some unlikely relationships during the Second World War. This ambitious series uses exclusive evidence gained from the actual conversations and secret meetings Stalin conducted. Dramatic reconstructions carefully sourced from archive material, reveal how the great leaders decided the future shape of the post-war world. These decisions had immediate and often harrowing effects for those on the ground. Their story is told through documentary footage, dramatic reconstructions and illuminating interviews
Beowulf by Seamus Heaney( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
In his new verse translation of Beowulf, Irish poet Seamus Heaney has created a modern masterwork from one of Europe's most ancient texts
Revealing the leopard ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous, and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
This four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
Six adventures of Tintin by Hergé( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The adventures of young reporter-sleuth, Tintin, as he and others go from the Sahara Desert, to the high seas, to the surface of the moon
The sinking of the Laconia ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
In September 1942 at the height of the battle for the Atlantic, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Laconia, sinking the British ship without knowing that it carried more than 2,000 passengers, many of them civilians. What followed is a harrowing true story of heroism, heartbreak, and unexpected humanity in the midst of the bloodiest conflict in history
Sam Shepard stalking himself by Oren Jacoby( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
A documentary of the life and works of Sam Shepard; features excerpts from performances, Shepard reading from his own work, and interviews with famous friends and fans
Water's cycle ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
See the water cycle in action! From evaporation to condensation to precipitation, water changes form as it circulates. Discover the role of groundwater in the water cycle by going on location to the Peak District, one of the wettest places in the United Kingdom. Then, visit the Ladybower Dam in the United Kingdom and the Hoover Dam in the United States to see how dams are built across rivers to form reservoirs -- an important water souce for many people
The Inspector Lynley mysteries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A rural vicker is poisoned. Lynley and Havers must figure out who killed him and why
The Inspector Lynley mysteries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a Cambridge professor is killed. Lynley and Havers must figure out why
The Inspector Lynley mysteries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
A playwright is murdered in her sleep the night before her play opens. Can Lynley and Havers solve the murder in spite of Lynley's feelings for a woman involved with the key suspect?
Radio times ( serial )
in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The fallacy of global warming ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Experts examine global warming by analyzing satellite images, archival weather records, tree rings, core samples from the ocean floor, and air frozen into ancient ice to investigate climatic changes over the past 250,000 years. After factoring in the effects of orbital variations, sunspots, volcanoes, and sulfur dioxide aerosols, scientists theorize that recent global warming is not as abrupt - nor as potentially cataclysmic - as previously believed
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 105 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 Inspector Lynley mysteries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 105 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 last cigarette ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Since everyone knows that smoking isn't good for you, why do so many people smoke? That's one of the questions posed in this documentary that looks at the role of the cigarette in our culture and how tobacco has become so important in the American mindset. Footage of 1994 congressional hearings, in which tobacco industry representatives attempt to defend their actions and their product, are interspersed with clips from vintage Hollywood films, in which the likes of John Wayne, Bette Davis, and Burt Lancaster enjoy a smoke with no small enthusiasm, and television commercials from the 1950s and 1960s, in which the "smooth," "clean," "fresh" tastes of various cigarettes are praised. The film also includes excerpts from a "smoking porn" video (in which sexy but clothed women smoke and talk about how much cigarettes turn them on) and less amusing footage of nicotine experiments performed on laboratory animals
Tribal wives western taboos versus tribal traditions ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
"In England, Anna de Vere won't leave the house without putting on nail polish. In Ethiopia's drought-stricken Omo Valley, where she has come to live with the struggling Hamar tribe, her only cosmetic is the red ocher rubbed into her hair--a tradition among Hamar women and an emblem of the cultural shifts the 52-year-old Anna must contend with. This program records her month-long adventure and its impact on her way of living and thinking."--Container
Prisoners of incest ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
This heart-wrenching documentary is actually a dramatized reconstruction of a therapy session that took place at London's famous Great Ormond Street Hospital for children. In this re-creation, actors are among those who perform in an encounter session of the type pioneered at the hospital. A family of five is reacquainted with the father after a lapse of two and a half years to enter into a discussion of the incest that occurred between the man and his daughter. The team of psychologists who introduced this pioneering type of treatment play themselves
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