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Granada Television International

Works: 707 works in 1,719 publications in 1 language and 22,180 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Television mini-series  Televised plays  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Distributor, prn, Producer, Publisher, brd, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Granada Television International
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced by Granada Television in their Manchester studios for transmission by the then fledgling Channel Four, this video production of King Lear is the timeless tale of avarice and lust for power in which a foolish king descends into madness after he divides his vast kingdom between two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, unleashing a conspiracy of greed and cruelty and bringing tragic consequences for all
Persuasion by British Broadcasting Corporation( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be 'persuaded' by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of 8 years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned."
China from the inside( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short documentaries about contemporary China, focusing on political life, women, environmental degradation, and intellectual freedom therein
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 792 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
Secrets of body language by History Channel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines political icons from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to 2008 presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain. Shows how politicians and celebrities use subtle body language to persuade masses; establish power; and advance careers
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the dock of a British courtroom, French aristocrat Charles Darnay stands accused of spying. The outlook appears grim until some last-minute help comes from the mysterious Sydney Carton. Darnay goes free and makes plans to marry Lucie Manette. Carton keeps his love for her to himself, yet assures her that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her 'or for anyone you love'"--Container
Masai women by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies( Visual )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masai are cattle herders living in the East African rift valley: they grow no crops and are proud of being a non-agricultural people. Cattle are the all-important source of wealth and social status, and Masai love their cattle, composing poems to them. However, it is the men who have exclusive control over rights to cattle, and women are dependent, throughout their lives, on a man - father, husband or son - for rights of access to property. A woman's status as 'daughter', 'wife' or 'mother' is therefore crucial and this film examines with depth and sensitivity the social construction of womanhood in Masai society, concentrating upon women's attitudes to their own lives. The film details a series of events in women's lives, from their circumcision ceremonies which mark their transition from girlhood to womanhood, to the moment when they proudly watch their sons make the transition to elderhood in the eunoto ceremony
35 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

37 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of British youngsters from a variety of economic and social backgrounds as they grow up, interviewing them at the ages of seven, fourteen, twenty-one, and twenty-eight. Provides a sociological and cultural history of postwar Britain as well as an examination of the process of growing up
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Digiview Productions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Sherlock Holmes stories
Will Shakespeare by John Mortimer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the sixteenth century, Will Shakespeare begins with the lesser known story of Shakespeare's humble beginnings and youthful obscurity in Avon. As he struggles to survive as a playwright, Shakespeare faces mulitple hardships, including the black plague and various personal tragedies, but defeats all obstacles to achieve unprecedented success in London."--Container
The Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trobriand Islands, regarded as anthropology's most sacred place, lie off the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. The island society has a complex balance of male authority and female wealth. Magic spells and sorcery pervade everyday life. This program focuses on two important events: the distribution of women's wealth after a death, and the "month of play", a time of celebration following the yam harvest
The prisoner by Brian Grieveson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reinterpretation of the British 1960s cult hit series. A man, known as Six, finds himself inexplicably trapped in the Village with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Six is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly, how he can escape
The Kayapo by Terence Turner( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Payakan, a junior chief of the Kayapo Indian tribe of central Brazil organises several rival tribes to protest at Altamira (400 miles away), against the building of a hydro-electric dam on the Xingu River. Such development would flood the Kayapo villages and would destroy the traditional Kayapo culture. The popular music singer Sting makes an appearance on behalf of the Kayapo cause
Edward the King( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he waited nearly 60 years to become king, and reigned for only nine, Edward VII changed the British monarchy forever. Derided by his mother, Queen Victoria, as frivolous and untrustworthy, Edward was in fact a skillful, determined diplomat who longed to be useful to his country. This miniseries dramatizes his life from frustrated prince and inveterate philanderer to loving father and respected statesman
Asante Market Women( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the matrilineal and polygamous Asante society of Ghana through interviews with women, who exercise complete authority in the wholesale produce market, and with their husbands and children. The interviewees reveal the advantages and tribulations of their relationships, the practical problems they confront, and the various solutions they embrace
The Kawelka : Ongka's big moka( Visual )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his "moka" or gift. The values of the Kawelka people are illuminated by Ongka's solutions to the problems that arise
The Spanish civil war by Robert Capa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete history of the Spanish civil war told through rare archival film and eyewitness accounts
Ongka's big moka( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them. Explores the Moka, a ceremony in which people give gifts to members of other tribes. The larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient. Follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka
Dervishes of Kurdistan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dervish tribesmen live in the mountainous frontier of Iran and Iraq. The Quadiri Dervishes claim that their leader, 27 year old Sheik Hossein, has fantastic powers and is a representative of Allah. For him they will skewer their faces, lick white-hot spoons, and eat glass. Traditionally religious power goes hand-in-hand with political power in Kurdish society, so the Sheik is both spiritual and temporal leader and only by his authority can a Dervish aspire to communion with God
Cracker : the complete collection by Robbie Coltrane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cracker is a criminal psychologist with a dark side - a side dependent on a cocktail of alcohol and gambling
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China from the inside
The adventures of Sherlock HolmesWill ShakespeareThe prisoner
Alternative Names
Granada Television. Granada Television International

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