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The Inspector Lynley mysteries( Visual )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their differences, Inspector Thomas Lynley and sergeant Barbara Havers evolve into a potent team, employing their intuition and street smarts to unravel some of the most heinous, and suspenseful, crimes
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Austen regrets: Approaching her fortieth birthday, Jane Austen appears happily unmarried. When asked by her young niece Fanny to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made. Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen
Planet Earth : the complete series by David Attenborough( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the court of Chancery, the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case grinds on for years with no end in sight. Entangled in the lawsuit are a growing number of innocent victims: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a child with mysterious parentage; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. As the case staggers onward, yet more people become embroiled in the furious legal battle, including the proud Lady Dedlock, who finds herself persecuted by the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, then hunted by the determined Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core ..."--Container
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television. Three witches hail Macbeth as thane of Glamis, thane of Cawdor and future king of Scotland, and tell Banquo that his sons will sit on the throne. Lady Macbeth urges her husband to murder King Duncan and Banquo and his sons. Macbeth kills Duncan and Banquo and is made king. Macduff and Banquo's son Malcolm raise an army against him, Lady Macbeth kills herself, Macduff slays Macbeth, and Malcolm becomes king
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Visual )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers and two sisters cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia, the land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who brings eternal winter to the land. It is up to the children to join the noble Aslan to bring springtime and happiness back to Narnia
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unknown benefactor supplies orphaned Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice, with the means to be educated in London as a gentleman of "Great expectations."
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?"--Container
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: Two brothers and two sisters find that an old wardrobe magically transports them into the world of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who has kept the land in eternal winter and has turned all her enemies to stone. Disc 2: Narnia is later ruled by corrupt King Miraz, and his nephew calls upon the children to help defeat his uncle and restore the land to its former glory. Disc 3: After many years, a return visit to Narnia finds King Caspian old and frail, and the children embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find the vanished Prince Rilian and bring him home
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member 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
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, whose stubborn pride drives him to seek the truth at all costs
Ballet shoes by Sandra Goldbacher( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three girls adopted by an explorer are raised as sisters by his niece. As each of the girls have their own dreams, they learn that in order to realize them, they must also keep their family together
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member 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
The Silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When old King Caspian's only son and heir Prince Rilian disappears, Aslan calls on Eustace and Jill to search for the lost Prince. On their quest the children meet up with Puddleglum, a marshwiggle, and their search leads them underground, where they must face the Green Witch - the Queen of the Deep Realm
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No doubt remains; a mole has infiltrated the highest level of the Circus, code name for British Secret Intelligence Service. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the labyrinths of Cold War-era espionage and his own past."--Container
 
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B.B.C.-T.V.

B.B.C. Television

BBC television

BBC Television company

BBC Television London

BBC Television Service

BBC-TV

BBC 텔레비전

BBCTV

BBCTV (British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service)

Телебачення BBC

تلویزیون بی‌بی‌سی

英國廣播公司電視

英国放送協会のテレビ放送

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Planet Earth : the complete seriesBleak HouseI, ClaudiusThe Lion, the witch & the wardrobeThe MissionGreat expectationsHamletThe chronicles of Narnia