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Jayston, Michael 1936-

Works: 276 works in 823 publications in 3 languages and 17,326 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Spy television programs  Television mini-series  Science fiction television programs  Naval history  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
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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 1,166 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 )
34 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
The final years of the Russian Tsar and Empress are chronicled in this epic which begins in 1904. Tsar Nicholas II is celebrating the birth of his only son, the heir to the Russian throne. But all is not well in Russia, for it is at war with the Japanese and there is a growing threat of internal revolution. Empress Alexandra, searching for answers to troubles of her own, seeks the advice from the charismatic monk, Rasputin, who, many believe, has power over her. The Bolshevik unrest grows and The Duma, a parliament for the people, demands the Tsar's abdication. The Royal Family is imprisoned and then executed as a new government takes form under Lenin
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
Foyle's war ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 696 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
A certain justice by P. D James( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
When lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a man for murder, the case appears open and shut. But when Aldridge is found dead in her office, Dalgliesh and his team must make sense of events
Foyle's war ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 680 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
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 543 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 370 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
20,000 leagues under the sea ( visu )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 361 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
The constant gardener [a novel] by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 341 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth 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. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife rapidly descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, becomes a governess and learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The peaceful village of Monksmere on the Suffolk coast was Supt. Adam Dalgliesh's retreat from the daily brutality he dealt with at Scotland Yard. Then the mutilated body of crime-writer Maurice Seton was discovered
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
Signal, close action! by Alexander Kent( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 223 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 )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 222 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 )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Mysterious deaths follow one another, and Dalgliesh finds that that problem is an enclosed world seething with malice, intrigue, hatred and murder
The murder room by P. D James( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
The Dupayne, a private museum on the edge of Hampstead Heath, is dedicated to the years 1919-1939, and one of its galleries displays exhibits from the most notorious murder cases of that period. After one of the trustees is horribly murdered, Dalgliesh and his team establish that each of the small group of people who run or work at the museum has the means and the opportunity for murder. But one of them had the ruthlessness to kill and kill again, the crimes uncannily echoing the cases on display in the Murder Room
The Edwardians ( visu )
2 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
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Jayson, Michael, 1936-
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