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Bolt, Ben 1952-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 181 publications in 3 languages and 9,111 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Historical drama  Television series  Television programs  Television comedies  Medical television programs  History  Historical television programs 
Roles: Director
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Publications about Ben Bolt
Publications by Ben Bolt
Most widely held works by Ben Bolt
Downton Abbey ( visu )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,900 libraries worldwide
Downton Abbey--a sprawling Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire countryside--needs an heir. A tragedy at sea has claimed the life of the presumed heir, and Lord Grantham is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole life might one day belong to a distant cousin he's never met. Before he can worry about that, he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary, who many believe to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff have opinions: while many are devoted to the family, there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than disrupt the well-oiled workings of the estate. As hundreds of years of British aristocratic privilege are battered by the tides of social upheaval and technical progress, as World War I looms, what does fate have in store for Downton? How will the troubles of its family--above and below stairs--be resolved? Or will life be altered so dramatically that its master no longer matters?
Turn of the screw by Henry James( visu )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
Henry James' chilling ghost tale about a governess hired by a charming bachelor to look after two young children in a grand mansion in rural England where sinister events place their lives in jeopardy
Doc Martin ( visu )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
Episode 4. Martin has to deal with local radio host Caroline Bosman, who seems to be developing an dependence to alcohol and prescription drugs. Several people in the village are concerned about her well-being, but she refuses all help. Her problem may be more serious, however. Martin also has to help Mr. Cooke, who has a particular problem with bad odor. A new arrival in the village, Julie Mitchell, convinces local constable Mark Mylow to give her driving lessons. Episode 5. When Helen Pratt dies at home, her husband Phil blames Martin. To make matters worse, the Pratts are aunt Joan's neighbors and in spite, he starts using pesticides near Joan's land thereby threatening her organic license, which is just now up for renewal. Pauline is thrilled to have been invited to join the Portwenn lifeboat squad but she uses the opportunity to flirt with the team captain in the hopes of making Al Large jealous. When he doesn't respond, she wonders if he's really interested. Mark Mylow and Julie Mitchell spend a pleasant afternoon together. Martin is asked to treat Tricia Soames, a teacher at the local school who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. Martin and Louisa make an effort to re-establish their friendship. Episode 6. Martin's somewhat difficult parents come to visit from their home in Portugal. They have not spoken to one another for seven years and Martin finds his mother to be very withdrawn. His father, a retired surgeon, is somewhat dismissive of Martin's decision to become a small town doctor. Things come to a head when they all visit aunt Joan and the real reason for his father's visit comes to light. Martin also deals with Maureen Tacy who has been putting on weight despite attempts at dieting. Martin's conclusions are both surprising and delightful. Louisa's friend Danny has a serious attack while renovating his new home, but Martin comes to the rescue
Doc Martin ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Martin Clunes is back as the surly, self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham. In the fifth series, the doctor plots his escape from the idyllic town of Portwenn and its idiosyncratic residents. Includes eight episodes
Doc Martin ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Dr. Martin Ellingham is brilliant, dedicated, and highly efficient. He's also brusque, abrasive, and terrified of blood. Once a successful London surgeon, he's now a GP in the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, where he's every bit as eccentric as the villagers he serves
Doc Martin ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Episode 5. Martin lies about his haemophobia while interviewing for a surgeon's job in London, which he gets. Returning to Port Wenn by train, he sits next to Jim Selkirk, who drops down dead. Jim's widow visits the surgery, claiming Jim is telling her that she is ill which she is, but not in the way she thinks. A grasping couple try to sue Joan when their brattish son falls sick after a visit to her farm but Martin proves their own lack of hygiene is the cause. A session with a very young therapist to cure the haemophobia is less successful however and Martin walks out on him. Episode 6. New midwife Molly O'Brien arrives in Portwenn and instantly clashes with Martin over care of Louisa. Fortunately Louisa comes to see that Molly is exploiting the situation for her feminist views and that it is Martin who really has her interests at heart. Martin tells Joan he has got the London job and Joan stresses the importance of staying in touch with his child. He drives to Truro to clinch the appointment but is side-tracked when he has to attend to an emergency involving Bert's cook's husband but Edith comes to his house to confirm the news, and Louisa overhears her. Episode 7. Annoyed that the reference Martin has given her terms her merely 'competent', Pauline works to rule. Chaos ensues. Joan starts a bed and breakfast, her first guest being Ted Nugent, a neighbour who has lost his farm. His breath smells vile and, after he collapses, Martin finds that it is due to his eating his hair in worry. Martin accompanies Edith to a conference where she is giving a speech. She has plans to spend the night with him but, after administering to the ills of the hotel staff, he returns to Portwenn instead. Episode 8. It's Martin's last day in Portwenn and the surgery is packed. Edith turns up, expecting an apology from Martin for walking out on her but of course does not get one and Joan again rebukes him for distancing himself from his child. As he is about to leave, Tasha, a school-teacher friend of Louisa, collapses. She has been inhaling fumes from an illegal bio-fuel used by her cab driver husband Tommy. She is all right but Tommy, who is driving Louisa to hospital for the birth, also collapses at the wheel and crashes the car. Martin races to save him and to help deliver the baby. It's a boy, and the whole of Portwenn, who have been listening via Pauline's amplified mobile phone, cheer Martin and Louisa and their new offspring
Doc Martin ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
When the brilliant but socially awkward and neurotic Doc Martin develops an aversion to blood, he abandons his career as a celebrated London surgeon and becomes the only doctor in a sleepy small town where his tactless manner soon has everybody in an uproar. Watch Martin get to know the town's hysterical mix of quirky residents as he finds new ways to put his foot in his mouth
Doc Martin the movies ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
The doctor flees to a coastal village to reassess his marriage and his career
Doc Martin ( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Episode 1. Meet Martin Ellingham, an eminent physician with a nasty disposition. Forced to give up his career as a London surgeon after developing a fear of blood, he takes a job as GP in the sleepy Cornish village of Portwenn. His irascible manner and permanent scowl soon have the town in an uproar; he insults each patient he sees and offends nearly everyone else. The only person who's glad to see him is his aunt Joan. Episode 2. Martin's first official day on the job may be his last when he orders all and sundry, who seem to think the surgery is a town meeting place, out on the street. Having reached the end of his tether, he also fires his receptionist Elaine, only to find that pretty well everyone in village now shuns him. His aunt Joan suggests he should be a little more understanding, but that is not exactly Martin's style. One patient who does remain is Roger Fenn who has a lump in his throat that Martin fears may be cancerous. In a quiet moment, Martin reveals to him the phobia that has caused him to give up surgery and become a GP. Episode 3. When an epidemic of diarrhea strikes the village the doctor takes immediate action. This however does not go down well with the population
Downton Abbey ( visu )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Downton Abbey, set in pre-WWII England, portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them
An unsuitable job for a woman ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Cordelia Gray is a young, aspiring private detective learning the ropes from her mentor, disgraced ex-policeman Bernie Pryde. But when Pryde's sudden suicide leaves Cordelia the sole proprietor of his ramshackle agency, she is forced to continue her education on the job with only Mrs. Sparshott, the agency's longtime secretary and Cordelia's new assistant on her team. Sacrifice: A prominent scientist hires Cordelia to investigate why his son suddenly gave up a life of privilege for one of passion, only to kill himself weeks later. A last embrace: A jilted wife needs a female detective to lure her philandering husband and reveal his misdeeds, but Cordelia finds herself trapped when she begins to fall in love. Living on risk: Cordelia accepts what she thinks is a routine surveillance job, only to discover she may have been hired to help commit a crime, not to prevent one. Playing God: Superintendent Fergussen hires Cordelia to investigate his daughter's boyfriend, but is the evidence Cordelia turns over really all that the Superintendent was after?
Downton Abbey ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
All seven episodes from the first series of the Edwardian costume drama following the lives and loves of those above and below stairs in a stately home prior to the outbreak of WWI. The Grantham family, long time custodians of Downton Abbey, face a crisis when the heir to the estate dies on the 'Titanic'. With his three daughters unable to inherit by law, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), the current Earl of Grantham, must try and marry his eldest daughter off in order to obtain an heir. Meanwhile, the family's determination to cling to class and rank is mirrored in a number of growing rivalries between the servants which threaten to undermine the smooth running of the house. A stunning and colorful drama set around the aristocratic Crawley family and the staff which serves them. Set between 1912 and 1914, Downton Abbey chronicles the conflict of class, gender, and politics, and serves it up with a refreshing dollop of sizzle and scandal
An unsuitable job for a woman ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
After the owner's suicide, Cordelia Gray takes over the running of a seedy London detective agency. On her first case, she investigates the death by hanging of a young student
Second nature ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Paul Kane awakens from a coma with spotty memories of his past, including the airplane accident that killed his wife and two daughters and nearly killed him. As he recovers and attempts to go back to his life, Kane makes alarming discoveries that lead him to question everything - including his own identity. He unlocks memories of his shocking past and ultimately becomes a target for assassins
Downton Abbey ( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above
Forgotten ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Charming, likeable Ben Turner is living an idyllic life in the sleepy English countryside. Things couldn't be better ... until a dark reminder from his past turns up in the morning mail: "What have you done with her body?" Soon after that unsettling incident, the mysterious Rachel Monro checks into the country inn run by Ben and his wife, Natalie. Ben is unsettled by their new guest, but can't quite place from where he might know her. Meanwhile, Rachel and Natalie form a close friendship--a prelude to a disturbing cat and mouse game meant to unearth a secret from Ben's past
Never come back ( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
In World War II London, a cocky and obnoxious journalist is desperate to learn about the woman with whom he is wildly enamored. He discovers her mysterious diary, but then finds himself a fugitive in a murder hunt at the hands of opponents he can neither outwit nor understand
Doc Martin the movies ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The doctor resorts to camouflage, subterfuge, and folk magic to get what he wants: a secluded house in the country away from his nosy neighbors in town
Doc Martin the movies ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The doctor flees to a coastal village to reassess his marriage and his career
Downton Abbey by Maggie Smith( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above
 
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Alternative Names
Bolt, Benedict L. 1952-
Languages
English (94)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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