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Bolam, James 1938-

Overview
Works: 239 works in 477 publications in 3 languages and 10,432 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television plays  History  Television adaptations  Television programs  War films  Television comedies  Film and video adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Director, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 822.33
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Publications about James Bolam
Publications by James Bolam
Most widely held works by James Bolam
As you like it by William Shakespeare( visu )
28 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,837 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare at his funniest, posing serious questions in the most lighthearted tone. Is there a "natural difference" between a Duke's daughter and a commoner? Are men really stronger than women or is it just their roles in society? Some of these characters briefly discard the roles they've played in life, while others adopt new ones. In the end, they all learn something about themselves
In celebration by David Storey( visu )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
This is a tender and moving study of a family at breaking point, a story of love, repressed emotions and of ultimate redemption
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( visu )
24 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Colin, a young rebel and promising distance runner, is chosen to represent his reform school in a track race. However, the opposition for Colin isn't another runner, it's the Establishment
New tricks ( visu )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
As punishment for messing up a kidnap rescue and shooting a dog in the process, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman is re-assigned to the newly created unsolved murder squad. Due to a manpower shortage her team is made up of veteran detectives brought back onto the police force, bringing a 1970's mentality to modern policing. The team's first case is to re-investigate a twenty year old murder conviction which has suddenly come into question due to police corruption. Sifting through the lies, dubious motives and the police cover up during the first investigation, the unorthodox methods of the dinosaur detectives eventually discover what really happened twenty years ago. In the process, the squad clears up two murders and an armed robbery
Shades of darkness ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Delves into the world of the supernatural with six bizarre, inexplicable, and frightening ghost stories as told by some of the greatest mystery authors of all time
New tricks ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
With old-school detective work and a little state-of-the-art forensics, the veterans unearth a range of baffling crimes, including the murder of a lawyer, a racially motivated attack on an Asian bride, and a mysterious unidentified human torso. Includes the complete 8-episode second season
Midsomer murders ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Dead man's eleven: Schock ripples across the village of Fletcher's Cross when a prominent businessman's trophy wife is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. While the victim had no apparent enemies, her avaricious husband, Robert Cavendish, is hated by all. Death of a stranger: As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the woods, a filthy tramp runs for cover, stumbles and falls into a pit screaming. This suspicious death, and the puzzling behavior of several villagers, leads Barnaby to discover a tangle of sordid secrets. Blue herrings: When Muriel Harrap's lifeless body is found late one night in the elevator at Lawnside, a home for the elderly, everyone assumes she died of natural causes. But when another seemingly healthy woman dies, rumers of fraud and murder terrify the residents. Judgement day: Amid the excitement of preparations for the Perfect Village Competition in Midsomer Mallow, a local rogue is found brutally murdered. Barnaby discovers a wealth of suspects, all of whom appear to be lying, and a determination by the villagers to keep his investigation quiet so as not to jeopardize their chances in the competition
New tricks ( visu )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Superintendent Sandra Pullman leads the unsolved crimes unit of the Metropolitan Police. Her team includes three aging former detectives lured out of retirement. Can a curmudgeonly trio of crime busters learn new tricks to crack tough crimes? Or are old-fashioned hunches and footwork still best?
New tricks ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
New Tricks follows a team of semi-retired and somewhat curmudgeonly detectives as they reinvestigate cold cases. The fifth season returns with more sharp writing, dry humor, and engrossing mysteries. Guest stars include Claire Bloom, James Fox, David Troughton, and Ronald Pickup. Includes bonus behind-the-scenes featurette
The Beiderbecke affair ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
It never occurs to Trevor that dishy blondes don't usually sell jazz records door-to-door. He orders a set of Bix Beiderbecke LPs but receives the wrong items. While trying to locate the missing music, he and his girlfriend, Jill, stumble upon black market goods in a church basement, secret meetings in a parking lot. They find corruption at the highest levels. Helping them out are a couple of friends, an overzealous police officer, an elderly snoop, and a town planner with a drawer full of incriminating files
New tricks by Alun Armstrong( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman leads a motley crew of retired cops who solve cold cases. Includes all eight episodes from the fourth season
New tricks ( visu )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
The hit British crime series returns with new mysteries. Aging cops and traditional sleuthing trump high-tech gadgets and modern criminology. As one of the most-watched shows on British television, New Tricks features strong writing, wry humor, and a splendid cast
New tricks ( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"Superintendent Sandra Pullman ... heads a team of aging detectives pulled out of retirement for a job they're uniquely qualified to do: tackle cold cases--some of them decades old"--Container
New tricks ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
The hit British crime series returns with new mysteries. Aging cops and traditional sleuthing trump high-tech gadgets and modern criminology. As one of the most-watched shows on British television, New Tricks features strong writing, wry humor, and a splendid cast
Dirty tricks ( visu )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Part bawdy bedroom farce, part zany crime caper. The story about a charming underachiever on the run from the law. Sure, he's manipulative, money-grubbing, and completely amoral. But is he a murderer? Absolutely not, he insists, despite the pesky corpses piling up. After befriending an accountant, he beds the man's randy wife Karen before a wealthy widow next catches his eye. When Karen meets an untimely demise, a plodding police detective gets involved, and things take a decidedly dicey turn
The island on Bird Street ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 237 libraries worldwide
In times of war, courage is necessary for survival. Alex is an 11-year-old Jewish boy who lives in the Polish ghetto with his father and great-uncle, during WWII. When Nazis come to his city and clear the town, Alex manages to escape with the help of his family, but is left with only his pet mouse. Finding refuge in an abandoned building on Bird Street, Alex seeks inspiration from his favorite book while he and his pet await his father's return
Helen Mirren at the BBC ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
The apple cart: The king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet wanting a constitutional monarchy
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes
To kill a king ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
1645: After years of civil war, King Charles I is overthrown and two heroes have emerged-- Lord General Thomas Fairfax and his best friend and deputy General Oliver Cromwell. Their friendship is threatened when Fairfax and his wife conspire to return the King to power, and Cromwell instead orders his execution, seizing control. His armies spread violence and fear throughout the country, and Fairfax realizes Cromwell must be stopped, and their bond as two comrades-at-arms irreparably broken
The Beiderbecke connection ( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
The sequel to 'The Beiderbecke Affair' finds Trevor and Jill with a baby and a very odd friend of a friend staying at their house
 
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German (4)
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