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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Service

Overview
Works: 9,581 works in 17,594 publications in 3 languages and 344,527 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Television plays  Television programs  Juvenile works  Fantasy television programs  Documentary television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Collaborator, Copyright holder, Originator, Performer
Classifications: PR3093, 822.33
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Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is a quiet day in the countryside when Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy stumble through the back of an old wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia, home of the great lion Aslan and his arch-enermy the White Witch, who ensures that it is always winter but never Christmas. When the White Witch learns of their presence their lives are in danger but here is talk that Aslan is on the move
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,122 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
I, Claudius by Robert Graves ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,038 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,731 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?
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,638 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
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The mission by Roland Joffé ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,529 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
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion by telling the story of Antony, the once-heralded leader who becomes stupified with passion and degenerates into a fool, and the multi-faceted Cleopatra
The Story of English by British Broadcasting Corporation ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled Measure for measure
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play portraying the varieties of love at an aristocratic country house
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Returning to Denmark, Prince Hamlet finds his father killed and the throne usurped by his uncle. Inspired by his father's ghost to seek vengeance, he is forced to consider the nature of murder and violence, revenge and intrigue, sex and desire, paranoia and madness and the very essence of humanity itself."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
B.B.C.-T.V.
B.B.C. Television
BBC Television
BBC Television London
BBC-TV
BBCTV
Languages
English (647)
Chinese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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