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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Service

Works: 9,265 works in 20,021 publications in 4 languages and 320,585 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Fantasy films  Television programs  Television mini-series  Children's films  History  Historical television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, Contributor, Copyright holder, Originator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
The Inspector Lynley mysteries by Nathaniel Parker( Visual )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suave, sophisticated Detective Inspector Lynley and his prickly, plebian sidekick Detective Sergeant Havers are back with two new gripping mysteries in this sixth and final series. But with Lynley struggling to cope with his wife's death -- and Havers struggling with her partner's heavy drinking -- will they be able to focus on solving crime?
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,182 WorldCat member 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?
Planet Earth : the complete series by Alastair Fothergill( 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 )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 2,038 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 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Visual )

32 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 1,724 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 1,674 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 1,601 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 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katherine, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherine is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katherine, 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 1,429 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?
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,387 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. Years later, two of the children are sent back to assist the nephew on a voyage. 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 1,377 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 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
Ballet shoes by Sandra Goldbacher( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopted as babies by the extraordinary Great Uncle Matthew, Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil lead a sheltered life with their guardian, Sylvia, who struggling to make ends meet, is forced to take in lodgers. When the girls are accepted to Ballet school, life becomes a whirl of classes and rehearsals until yet another financial crisis threatens their future
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,266 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
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Precious 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 Grace 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
Tinker tailor soldier spy by Tomas Alfredson( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,185 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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Alternative Names

B.B.C. Television

BBC television

BBC Television company

BBC Television London

BBC Television Service


BBC 텔레비전


BBCTV (British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service)

Телебачення BBC

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English (461)

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German (1)

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