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Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
The Inspector Lynley mysteries by WGBH Boston ; CINAR( Visual )

52 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and German and held by 3,050 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?
Planet Earth : the complete series by David Attenborough( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,149 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
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

54 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which three witches tell the warrior Macbeth that he is fated to become king of Scotland. He and his wife murder the king and assume the throne
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th-century South America, a Jesuit priest and a soldier join forces to protect an Indian tribe from subjugation by colonial empires
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

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

In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,536 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled Hamlet
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2005 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
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

50 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
The Silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustace is summoned back to the magical land of Narnia with his new friend Jill. Many years have passed since Eustace's last visit. King Caspian is old and frail. The mysterious disappearance years ago of his son, Prince Rilian, has remained unsolved. Aslan the lion charges the children to embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find Rilian and bring him home
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,252 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 No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,231 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
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,193 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
I, Claudius( Visual )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,174 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
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginzberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Mavis Staples and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda, a sensitive young Englishman of indistinct parentage, is forced to choose between the love of two very different women
Sense & sensibility by John Alexander( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,129 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?
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion"--Container
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War 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

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Planet Earth : the complete seriesThe MissionGreat expectationsHamletAntigoneThe Silver chairThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyThe Lion, the witch & the wardrobe