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Jayston, Michael 1936-

Works: 282 works in 922 publications in 2 languages and 17,822 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Spy television programs  History  Television mini-series  Science fiction television programs  Detective and mystery stories  Naval history 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other, Author
Classifications: PR6062.E33, 823.914
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Publications about Michael Jayston
Publications by Michael Jayston
Most widely held works by Michael Jayston
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré( visu )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past."--Container
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( visu )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Lavish retelling of the final years of the Russian Tsar and Empress. The film begins in 1904 and shows the stark contrast between the opulent life of the nobility and the poverty of the peasants. Over the years Nicholas cannot satify the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin. The film ends with the Russian Revolution and the execution of the royal family
Foyle's war ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Invasion: As the first American GIs arrive to build an airbase near Hastings, the murder of a barmaid further strains already-tense relations between the locals and the Yanks
A certain justice by P. D James( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed, and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple. Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team, whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into more horrors, more murders
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
Television adaptation of the National Theatre's stage production, directed for the stage by Jonathan Miller
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
Foyle's war ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
DCS Christopher Foyle investigates wartime crimes in the English coastal town of Hastings. With the end of World War II slowly but inevitably approaching, Foyle and his fellow citizens learn the price of victory and face a peace that will transform their lives in unexpected ways. Plan of attack: April 1944. DS Milner's investigation of a transportation fraud sets in motion a series of events that brings Foyle back to the force. As Hastings hosts an ecumenical conference on the morality of continued Allied bombing, Foyle probes the suspicious death of a young cartographer from the Air Ministry office. Broken souls: October 1944. At a psychiatric clinic treating troubled soldiers, the investigation of a doctor's murder turns up no shortage of suspects among the patients and staff. It also complicates Foyle's friendship with Dr. Josef Novak, the Polish refugee who heads the clinic. All clear: May 1945. As all of Britain awaits the formal announcement of the war's end, Foyle reluctantly joins a committee preparing to keep public order during the celebration to come. But the end comes too soon for two men-- one a stabbing victim, the other an apparent suicide
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Who is the mole buried within British intelligence, planted by Karla in Moscow years ago? George Smiley is back, in the first novel of The quest for Karla trilogy
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( visu )
2 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule
The constant gardener [a novel] by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
A woman is murdered in northern Kenya and her African lover has vanished. Her husband sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive
20,000 leagues under the sea ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
A mysterious monster is terrorizing the Atlantic Ocean and famous marine biologist Professor Aronnax is summoned to investigate. Accompanied by his daughter Sophie, the two trail the monstrous creature -- only to discover that the beast is actually a futuristic submarine captained by the eccentric Captain Nemo
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
The peaceful village of Monksmere had been Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh's retreat from the daily routine of Scotland Yard. Now a man has been murdered and the village reveals its concealed lies and hatreds
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television in 1988
Jane Eyre ( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, becomes a governess and learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence
She fell among thieves ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
While on a Pyrenees vacation in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos encounters the villainous Vanity Fair. Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits against this formidalbe adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the beautiful young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart
A murder of quality by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, an old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: "I'm not mad. And I know my husband is trying to kill me." But the letter had arrived too late: its scribe, the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School, was already dead. So George Smiley went to Carne to listen, ask questions, and think. And to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprised that little English institution
Signal, close action! by Alexander Kent( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Now Commodore of the newly-formed squadron in the British fleet, Richard Bolitho has to ascertain the fighting strength of the French, then seek, find and bring them to battle
Foyle's war ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
While investigating gambling and sabotage, Foyle takes in his troubled goddaughter and her severely traumatized son, who refuses to speak
The black tower by P. D James( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Mysterious deaths follow one another, and Dalgliesh finds that that problem is an enclosed world seething with malic, intrigue, hatred and murder
The looking glass war by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
There is no terror so consistent, so elusive, as that which haunts a spy in a strange country. The world into which Avery had been launched had contributed to a state of constant anxiety. He moved through the crowd like a hunted man in search of rest and food
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