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BBC Video (Firm)

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Works: 2,922 works in 4,971 publications in 2 languages and 194,243 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Fiction  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Romance television programs  Romance fiction  Historical television programs  Melodrama  Romance films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Publications about BBC Video (Firm)
Publications by BBC Video (Firm)
Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Wallander by Henning Mankell( visu )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,221 libraries worldwide
Three crime dramas based on the best selling novels by Henning Mankell. They follow Inspector Kurt Wallander, a disillusioned everyman, as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in southern Sweden
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( visu )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax
Pride and prejudice, or, First impressions by Simon Langton( visu )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
The story of the lively, precocious and very eligible Bennet girls captures all the nuances of 18th century life among the English gentry, a society obsessed with profitable marriage contracts
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( visu )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
Host Simon Schama discusses eight works of art, the lives of their creators, and the impact they have made on the world. Covers works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rothko
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state ( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Middlemarch by George Eliot( visu )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,262 libraries worldwide
Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( visu )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her dumurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlows garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town, a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( visu )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
A coming of age story, a romance and a comedy of manners, the film focuses on the fortunes of three families -- the Gibsons, the Hamleys and the Cumnors -- in the English village of Hollingford
The vicar of Dibley ( visu )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
Presents the complete first season of the BBC's popular television series "The Vicar of Dibley" in which a female vicar with a sharp wit and a laid-back attitude brings new ideas to a rural British community
Persuasion by Diana Rigg( visu )
9 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
Eight years after Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, they meet again. Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, but his heart seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove
Emma by Jane Austen( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about Emma Woodhouse, a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with Mr. Knightly
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( visu )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
Story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 19th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility. Attracted to a man already promised to another, Elinor suffers silently to keep scandal away from her family. Marianne enjoys a flirtation with a handsome scoundrel that could lead to her downfall. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense nor sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
Daniel Deronda is a sensitive, intelligent, young man haunted by secrets that shroud his birth. Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful gambler short on cash. When the two meet, sparks fly
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Mansfield Park by Iain B Macdonald( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,083 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
A Room with a View by James Ivory( visu )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( visu )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
When a linen-weaver is falsely accused of a crime, he becomes a selfish, despondent miser until his life is changed by an abandoned child whom he adopts
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Brontë's story of an orphan who grows up to become governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester
 
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