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Televisión Española

Works: 1,826 works in 2,983 publications in 5 languages and 41,946 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Motion pictures  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Originator, Producer, Production personnel, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Televisión Española
Volver by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
Mar adentro = [The sea inside] by Alejandro Amenbar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, Spaniard Ramon Sampedro fights a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life. The film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life
Biutiful by Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions
El secreto de sus ojos The secret in their eyes by Juan Jos Campanella( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and his former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lifelong friends revisit some painful memories from their Catholic school days, with unexpected consequences
The life of Leonardo da Vinci( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper was considered the most brilliant mind of the Renaissance, if not in all of history. This portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is a compelling version of his life as well as a serious study of his work and the inventive capacity of this century genius
La piel que habito by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an associate and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his best and most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
Calle 54 by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced to Latin jazz in the 1980s, when he was beginning his career as a director, Fernando Trueba has since become a devoted fan of the music. Noted jazz artists have scored for some of his films and he took his love of the music one step further in which he gathered together a number of his favorite Latin jazz artists for a series of interviews and performances
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah, a recluse who wears a hearing aid, is forced by her employer to take a vacation. On holiday she finds a job on an oil rig caring for Josef, a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight. Hannah's job is to care for Josef until he is stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence
La teta asustada The milk of sorrow( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fausta suffers from 'The Milk of Sorrow, ' an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who've been raped during Peru's civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she's contracted the illness from her mother's breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother's sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness
Chico & Rita by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz"--Container
El abuelo The grandfather by Jos Luis Garci( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Rodrigo, a symbol of an aristocratic family, has returned to his village after a long trip to the United States. He quickly experiences resentment from his village, and comes to understand the value of his true family
Matador by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom
Machuca by Andrs Wood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart"--Container
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Mario Camus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the death of her husband, Bernarda imposes an extreme mourning on her four daughters, not allowing them to leave the house
El Bola Pellet by Achero Maas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude towards his classmates, and friendship. The heart of the story is the change in El Bola's life, at almost all levels, after befriending this new classmate
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicols Echevarria( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past
Danzón by Mara Novaro( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia va a Veracruz en búsqueda de su socio de la danza. Ella encuentra aventura a lo largo de la manera
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.18 for Machuca ... to 0.96 for La madre d ...)

Alternative Names

controlled identityRadiotelevisión Española

Radio televisin espaola, Televisin espaola

Spain. Subdireccin General de Televisin. Televisin Espaola

Spain Televisin Espaola

Spanish Television



TVE (Television Espaola)

Spanish (137)

English (26)

French (2)

German (1)

Turkish (1)

Mar adentro = [The sea inside]La mala educación Bad educationThe life of Leonardo da VinciMatadorAy, Carmela!