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Granada Television

Works: 2,192 works in 3,797 publications in 1 language and 64,603 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  Television cop shows  Television programs  History  Romance television programs  Television series 
Roles: Producer, Other, Performer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Granada Television
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container
Prime suspect by Christopher Menaul( Visual )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been demoted and transferred to the north, D.C.I. Tennison finds herself under-used until she gets a case where a 12-year-old boy confesses to murder. She becomes involved with trying to convict the local crime boss who has proved impossible to touch
The up series( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects
The jewel in the crown by Paul Scott( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beset by the political tension of an unsettled year, Gandhi calls for British removal from India. Police Superintendent Ronald Merrick arrests an Indian news reporter. Daphne Manner arrives from London. Merrick vents his frustrations on Kumar in a vicious jailhouse beating. Daphne gives birth. Mildred Layton prepares for her daughter's wedding. The Governor finds out about Merrick's abuse. Sarah is seduced by an officer. Susan delivers a baby boy. Tension mounts over home rule. Merrick is reassigned to Delhi. On the eve of Indian independence, Perron learns of Merrick's death. Before the independence, the Laytons and Perron prepare to return to England, leaving India to it's uncertain future
Ballet shoes by Sandra Goldbacher( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,032 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
Prime suspect( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison is promoted to Detective Superintendent. Includes three 2-hour episodes: The Lost Child, Inner Circles, and The Scent Of Darkness
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Zhivago is a poet and surgeon. His life unfolds amidst the Russian Revolution, his guilt over his unfaithfulness to his loyal wife and his obsession with Lara, his muse, who, in turn, is victim to the wants of a powerful official
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the Jesuit saying, "Give me a child until he is 7 years old, and I will give you the man," in 1964 Granada Television commissioned a short documentary wherein producers profiled 14 7-year-old children, and loosely speculated on what sort of lives they might lead. It was meant and received as an indictment of the British class system, which seemed most inflexible in 1964. Almost as an afterthought, director Michael Apted--a researcher on the original documentary--returned to profile these same 14 subjects at seven-year intervals. Over the decades, Britain has changed unutterably, the class system has partly melted, and the films themselves have become something else entirely. The "7 up" series has been called the grandfather of reality television, and as a whole reminds viewers what we all know: that every so-called ordinary life is a zone of great drama and tremendous risk
Prime suspect( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Jane Tennison has been transferred to a new station and now has the job of cleaning up the streets of Soho. The team goes into the underworld of teenage prostitution, pornography and runaways
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is late in the Victorian era, and two branches of an upper-crust family--the "good" Forsytes, headed by well-meaning Old Jolyon, and the "bad" Forsytes, headed by crusty barrister James--are at odds, eternally squabbling. The 'saga' focuses on the younger generations - Young Jolyon, Soames, Winifred, June - and their struggles with emotional repression, the rejection of Victorian mores, and the sea changes taking place as a less repressive society emerged. Every family may indeed have its vicissitudes, but few have as many as John Galsworthy's Forsytes
The fortunes and misfortunes of Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sexually charged adaptation of the Daniel Defoe classic. Moll is a woman struggling to make her way in a rough, randy era. Her story involves five husbands, numerous lovers, shocking family secrets and travels to bustling London and Virginia. Moll's dangerous misdeeds stretch from sexual adventures to criminal acts, leaving her with a price on her head
Painted lady by Julian Jarrold( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Sheridan is a semi-retired, former '60s rock singer. She seems resigned to a life lived on a crumbling country estate, ruminating about her past. Everything changes when a botched robbery leaves her friend Sir Charles Stafford dead and one of his prized pantings missing. Determined to retrieve the masterpiece and find the killer, Maggie plunges into the dark underworld of the art trade. Posing as a wealthy Polish countess, she sets off on a treacherous path from Ireland to London to New York and back again. Meanwhile, Sebastian, the troubled son of Sir Charles, embarks on his own path of discovery. Where the two trails meet, life begins to imitate art to deadly effect
The field by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A plot of earth in rural Ireland, The Field, is rented and lovingly cultivated by "Bull" McCabe. When its legal owner suddenly decides to sell the land, a wealthy American appears with plans to develop the area. To Bull, covering land with concrete is a mortal sin. To the villagers, an outsider owning Bull's field is an outrage that McCabe vows to prevent at any cost. The Field is a compelling story of one man's determined battle to resist change and defend his heritage"--Container
Far from the madding crowd by Nicholas Renton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paloma Baeza stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a beautiful and proud woman with a fiercely independent spirit, in this lush adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd. Uncertain of her future but unwilling to sacrifice her freedom, young Bathsheba rejects the proposal of dependable Gabriel Oak (Nathaniel Parker, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), only to become his employer when a cruel twist of fate destroys the loyal shepherd's prospects. Still in love, Gabriel can only stand by and watch as Bathsheba mischievously flirts with her neighbor, Mr. Boldwood (Nigel Terry), unleashing a passionate obsession that burns deep within the reserved Boldwood. Both men forsake their hearts, however, upon the arrival of the dashing, womanizing soldier Frank Troy (Jonathan Firth). Despite being in love with another woman himself, Troy sees a challenge in Bathsheba and sets out to win her. Though she ultimately makes her choice, Bathsheba's marriage is instantly doomed, setting in motion a dramatic chain of events in this turbulent 19th-century tale of passion and destruction
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1920s, two decades after the first series ends, the plot follows the courtship of two teenage Forsyte cousins: Fleur and Jon. Fleur, the daughter of Soames and Annette, and Jon, the son of Irene and Jolyon, meet by chance as youngsters; now Irene's son has fallen in love with the daughter of Soames, the man she despises above all others. Fleur and Jon haven't a clue that Soames and Irene were once married, all they know is that the family won't talk. Little do they suspect that their parent's dark secret will turn their nuptial dreams into a Romeo and Juliet ordeal
Brideshead revisited( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates
P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster : the complete second season( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A butler takes care of a foppish member of the British upperclass
Prime suspect( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This case involves a death in the Afro-Caribbean community that puts Detective Chief Inspector Tennison and the rest of the police force in the middle of racial controversy
The hound of the Baskervilles by Terence Fisher( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sir Charles Baskerville arrives at his family's estate from America, he finds a death threat awaiting him and a curse hanging over the family. He calls in Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to solve the mystery
Island at war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia muestra como la vida de la Isla cambió de la noche a la mañana después de una invasión alemana. Los isleños fueron restringidos al paseo y el ciclismo, los nombres de las ciudades fueron cambiados a nombres alemanes, los relojes fueron puestos al tiempo continental, y ninguna sociedad podría encontrarse sin el permiso del Alto Mando alemán. El foco está sobre tres familias, los Dorrs, Jonases y los Mahys, muestran como ellos luchan día a día la vida con el nuevo sistema restrictivo
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Ballet shoes
Ballet shoesPrime suspectDoctor ZhivagoThe fortunes and misfortunes of Moll FlandersBrideshead revisitedThe hound of the BaskervillesPersona Granada : some memories of Sidney Bernstein and the early days of independent television
Alternative Names

controlled identityGranada Television Network, ltd.

Granada Television Fernsehkanal

Granada TV.

ITV Granada Channel 3 regional service for North West England





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