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Granada Television International

Works: 711 works in 1,692 publications in 1 language and 22,634 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  History  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Historical films  Documentary films  Televised plays 
Roles: Distributor, prn, Publisher, Producer, brd, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Granada Television International
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,292 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 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be 'persauded' by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. From that time onwards her life has been governed by duty
49 up by Michael Apted( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 813 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
China from the inside( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short documentaries about contemporary China, focusing on political life, women, environmental degradation, and intellectual freedom therein
Secrets of body language by History Channel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 739 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
Charles Dickens' A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 705 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 568 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 )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 545 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy the spellbinding adventures of the world's greatest detective in these made-for-television dramatizations of the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Will Shakespeare by John Mortimer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 367 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 310 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 )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 299 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 : out of the forest by Terence Turner( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the opposition of the Kayapo Indians of central Brazil to the construction of a hydroelectric dam at Altamira. Includes the demonstration by 600 Kayapo against the proposed dam and their success in stopping its construction
The Kawelka : Ongka's big moka by Charlie Nairn( Visual )

32 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 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
Edward the King( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 282 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
The Spanish civil war by Mike Leighton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete history of the Spanish civil war told through rare archival film and eyewitness accounts
Asante Market Women( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asante Market Women shows us a tribe in Ghana where the men are polygamous and the women are subordinate in all domestic matters. In the bustling Kumasi market place, however, the women reign supreme. These tough, assertive women have evolved their own power structure to settle all disputes over price and quality
Ongka's big moka( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 223 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
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Oxford undergraduate Charles Ryder meets the charismatic Sebastian Flyte it is the beginning of a devoted friendship, until Sebastian sinks deep into alcoholism and distances himself from those he loves. Charles escapes to Paris to train as an artist and ends up in an unhappy marriage. A chance reunion with Sebastian's sister Julia revives his love of life as they embark on an affair, only for their happiness to be shattered by the death of Julia's father
Dervishes of Kurdistan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the rituals and beliefs of the Qadiri Dervishes, Kurds who live along the boarder between Iran and Iraq. Explores the intertwining of religious and political power in the culture
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China from the inside
Alternative Names
Granada Television. Granada Television International

Grenada Television International

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The adventures of Sherlock HolmesWill ShakespeareThe prisoner