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Giles, David 1926-2010

Works: 228 works in 982 publications in 4 languages and 15,163 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  History  Detective and mystery television programs  Romance television programs  Historical television programs  Romance films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Restager, Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about David Giles
Publications by David Giles
Publications by David Giles, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by David Giles
The life & death of King John by William Shakespeare( visu )
75 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,014 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King
Mansfield Park by Iain B MacDonald( visu )
72 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
Fanny is an impoverished young woman, snubbed by society, who earns the respect and love of her cousin in this BBC mini-series adaptation of the Jane Austen classic set in 19th century England
The second part of King Henry the Fourth containing his death and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( visu )
56 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play that portrays the colorful panorama of Medieval English life. The revolt against Henry is finally crushed and the king broods over the uncertain future of his son. Henry IV dies, Falstaff is banished, and Prince Hal is crowned Henry V
Henry V by William Shakespeare( visu )
114 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Henry IV, Part I
Hetty Wainthropp investigates by David Cook( visu )
30 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
Life as a private detective begins at 60 for this sprightly Lancashire housewife. Instead of winding down as her husband, Robert, expects, she's just getting started. Hetty takes a job to make ends meet and accidentally discovers her natural gift for sleuthing. In these first six episodes, she finds an eager sidekick in destitute teenager Geoffrey and puts her sensible pumps to the pavement in search of mysteries to solve
The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope( visu )
42 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 883 libraries worldwide
The cozy community of Barchester is rocked from its complacency when a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( visu )
34 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
Paradise road by Bruce Beresford( visu )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
When the Japanese over-run Singapore in 1942 many women and children end up in prison camp. Although of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds, a bond grows up as they face the lack of food & medicine and the brutal behaviour of their captors. They even start organizing a voice orchestra using remembered scores painstakingly written out
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy( visu )
49 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 libraries worldwide
BBC television adaptation of John Galsworthy's work, chronicling nearly 50 turbulent years of a wealthy English family
The mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( visu )
28 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 433 libraries worldwide
On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffer an agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge. He attempts to right the long-ago wrong and sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple by Agatha Christie( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
A pocketful of rye: "The body of Rex Fortescue, the patriarch of a loathsome family of financiers, is discovered with a handful of rye in his pocket. Soon afterwards, his young wife, Adele, dies following a light tea with bread and honey. As the clues grow more and more bizarre, only the murderer and Miss Marple seem able to recall their nursery rhymes."
The first Churchills ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the 50-year marriage of John and Sarah Churchill, the first Churchills to make their mark on British history. John was a handsome and charismatic general who won the battles that shaped the future of England. Sarah was a fiery beauty whose passion and intellect made her a favorite at court and won the undying devotion of her husband. The turbulent history of 17th century England is seen through the eyes of Sarah, and are filtered through her love for John and their shared love of England
The Jane Austen collection by Jane Austen( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
The popularity of the adaptations of Jane Austen's novels is staggering. Much is attributed to her use of such universal themes as marriage, social pressure, and the generation gap; many love her strong, spirited and unpretentious heroines and her emphasis on reason, moderation, fidelity and consideration; but most of all it is her sparkling dialogue, razor-sharp wit, marvellous characters and ingeniously intricate plots that have made her a small-screen success. All of these are intrinsic in the BBC television adaptations of the Austen novels. "Emma" perfectly balances humour and romance; "Persuasion" has a great strong heroine; "Sense and sensibility" features the duelling of spirited sisters; "Mansfield Park" can claim Austen's most outrageous supporting characters; "Northanger Abbey" marvellously satirizes gothic romances, while the electric sensuality of "Pride and prejudice" has, with the courtship of Elizabeth and Darcy, remained everyone's favourite love story
The darling buds of May by H. E Bates( visu )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Set during the ever-sunny 1950s, this is the story of the indestructible Larkins, headed by dreamer and schemer Sidney "Pop" Larkin. These folks lead an idyllic, flamboyant life in the English countryside, enlivened by Pop Larkin's never-ending entrepreneurial adventures and the fierce devotion of each family member to one another through good times and bad. Features interviews, photo gallery, biographies, and more. Title has been repackaged
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
The story of the lives and loves of the two Dashwood sisters, the discreet and wise Elinor, and the reckless, passionate Marianne, who pursue love and happiness around the pillars of genteel 19th century English society
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
A BBC mini-series based on Thackeray's story of an amoral beauty determined to scheme and seduce her way into the upper classes
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( visu )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled King Richard II
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Alternative Names
David Giles British television director
David Giles Brits televisieregisseur (1926-2010)
Дэвид Джиллз
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