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London Weekend Television (Firm)

Works: 1,128 works in 2,686 publications in 5 languages and 52,893 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Biography  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Television series 
Roles: Originator, Producer, Production personnel, Other, Illustrator, prn
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
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Most widely held works about London Weekend Television (Firm)
Most widely held works by London Weekend Television (Firm)
The murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie( Visual )

144 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 5,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three episodes of the impeccably turned-out diminutive Belgian sleuth. With his razor sharp mind and the aid of the affable Captain Hastings, Poirot unravels the thorniest cases without mussing a hair of his famously sculpted mustache. Set in the elegant 1930's England, the series also includes Chief Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon
Upstairs, downstairs by John Alderton( Visual )

171 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upstairs downstairs: The saga of the aristocratic Bellamy family and their loyal and lively servants. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Thomas & Sarah: After giving notice at 165 Eaton Place, the enterprising Thomas Watkins and Sarah Moffat make a go of it on their own
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess Durbeyfield is a luminous beauty who is violated by one man and forsaken by another, but she refuses to remain a victim. Her struggle to endure despite the abandonment of her true love, and despite her desperate attempt to attain happiness, propels Tess toward a tragic end
Emily Brontë's wuthering heights by David Skynner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two generations of the Earnshaw and Linton families, as their lives and fortunes intertwine in a complex web dominated by the passionate relationship between doomed lovers Heathcliff and Cathy
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvyn Bragg interviews the director Neil Jordan about his 1996 film "Michael Collins", a dramatisation of the life of the Irish patriot. Collins' contributions to the struggle for Irish independence is surveyed, and implications for present-day Irish society of the film's presentation of the Collins story are discussed
Mapp & Lucia( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fictional village of Tilling-on-Sea circa 1920, two formidable matrons vie for social supremacy, using unconventional weaponry such as gardeners and lobster recipes. Each episode serves up an exquisite dish of quirky characters and razor-sharp satire
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born Andy Warhola in a bleak Pittsburgh slum, Andy Warhol, called an American Iconographer, became a pop icon himself before his death in 1987. Warhol began his career as a commercial artist, and moved on to producing music and film, and publishing. This documentary includes stock footage, film clips, interviews (both archival and contemporary), and is clearly a homage to the man and his work. Warhol was a man of many concepts and an examination of his work is essential for an understanding of the principles that changed the face of art in the 20th century
Toni Morrison by Mötley Crüe (Musical group)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved
Leaving home orchestral music in the 20th century : a conducted tour by Simon Rattle by Barrie Gavin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of orchestral music in the 20th century
A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wealthy Sara Crewe's father dies, she must learn to adjust to a life of poverty, serving the people who once worked for her
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Pollock by Dominique Mougenot( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival footage of Jackson Pollock's life and work with reminiscences from his contemporaries, and explores the truth and legends surrounding this controversial painter
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
Hercule Poirot's Christmas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them
The mysterious affair at styles by Agatha Christie( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Captain Arthur Hastings to the Styles St. Mary estate of his friend John Cavendish. The Cavendish household is wrought with tension due to the marriage of John's widowed mother to a suspicious younger man. Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot In the village. When the estate's trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and work of Marc Chagall
Annie Leibovitz : life through a lens by Rebecca Frayn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See the work of one of the most uniquely talented photographers of our day. Includes photographs of various celebrities. Documents the career of this uniquely talented and imaginative photographer. Included are her photographs of Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Lauren Hutton, Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Warhol, Alice Cooper, Demi Moore, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Whoopie Goldberg, Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, The Reagans, John Cleese, Christo, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bette Midler, and Sammy Davis, Jr
David Hockney a bigger picture by Dominique Mougenot( Visual )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark David Hockney's 50th birthday, London's Tate Gallery staged a major retrospective of his work. Melvyn Bragg joins Hockney for an exclusive, private showing of the exhibition in which they discuss works from all stages of Hockney's remarkable career
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Playing Shakespeare
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London Weekend.

London Weekend Television

London Weekend Television (Firm)

London Weekend Television former ITV network franchise

London Weekend Television, ltd.


Weekend Television London




Upstairs, downstairsPlaying ShakespeareEmily Brontë's wuthering heightsAndy WarholPollockMarc ChagallDavid Hockney a bigger picture