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Plater, Alan 1935-2010

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Most widely held works about Alan Plater
 
Most widely held works by Alan Plater
The Barchester Chronicles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy community of Barchester is rocked from its complacency when a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Robert Lewis and his partner, the enigmatic detective Sergeant James Hathaway, return to the idyllic Oxford countryside and colleges, forcing the pair to revisit the past and to reconsider the future
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stolen rare books and the murders of a brilliant Oxford fine arts student and a library maintenance engineer lead Lewis and Hathaway to connect the crimes to a local gambling addiction group and two talented painters. Can Oxford's finest trace the killers before they claim their next victim
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home from a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, returns to Oxford, England in the series pilot, where he is teamed with a brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway. Lewis barely makes it out of the airport before falling into his first murder investigation. But even if he solves the case, will his new boss still move him from the front lines to a training assignment? Next, Lewis and Hathaway return to the streets of Cambridge and the halls of Oxford University with three more mysteries to unravel. In Whom the gods would destroy, Detectives Lewis and Hathaway are thrown into a delicate murder case that implicates one of Oxford University's most prominent figures when an old classmate of his is found dead. In Old school ties, Lewis comes face to face with his past when the murder of bright young Jo Gilchrist pulls Lewis and Hathaway into a case driven by celebrity, scheming, and dangerous sexual politics. In Expiation, when a North Oxford housewife is found hanged, it appears to be an open and shut case of suicide. But the lack of a suicide note and the victim's seemingly perfect life leads Lewis to suspect foul play
Fortunes of war by Olivia Manning( Visual )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2020 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mini-series that chronicles the lives of an English couple who live in Bucharest when WWII breaks out
Dalziel & Pascoe by Charles Underhill( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brash and ballsy Andy Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the 'smart arses' of this world. So when Peter Pascoe, one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree in Social Sciences, a caring attitude and a sharp brain joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, there could be problems
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. A talent for life: Sordid affairs and financial secrets boil silently beneath the surface in the village of Malham Bridge until a double murder stirs the waters. Death and dreams: Investigating a string of deaths in Midsomer Worthy, Barnaby follows a trail of strange clues, nearly to his own demise. Painted in blood: When Joyce Barnaby finds a fellow painter from her Midsomer Florey watercolor class stabbed to death, two National Intelligence Squad agents take over the case. A tale of two Hamlets: Someone is decimating the ancient Smyth-Webster family, and the bad blood between the villages of Upper and Lower Warden is renewed with a vengeance. Birds of prey: Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death. Can Barnaby and Troy find the link?
Dalziel & Pascoe by Warren Clarke( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Andy Dalziel is an idiosyncratic copper with a penetrating wit and questionable personal habits. Inspector Peter Pascoe is his cultured sidekick, a thoughtful 'New Man' with a degree in Social Sciences, a caring attitude and a sharp brain. When they threw together these contrasting characters, few thought their talents would gel and that, sharing a commitment to justice, they would forge an impressive crime-solving partnership, and a tentative friendship
Shades of darkness( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delves into the world of the supernatural with six bizarre, inexplicable, and frightening ghost stories as told by some of the greatest mystery authors of all time
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the encouragement of her granddaughter, Elizabeth looks up the other members of the Blonde Bombshells, a nearly all-girl band that played during World War II
Close the coalhouse door by Alan Plater( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming through by Alan Plater( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the great love affair of writer D.H. Lawrence and Frieda Weekley, who caused a major scandal when they eloped in 1912, because Frieda abandoned her husband and three children to be with Lawrence
Oliver's travels( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oliver, a university lecturer with an obsession for anagrams and crosswords, has been a question-setter for "Mastermind". When made redundant by the new Vice-Chancellor of the New University (his former Polytechnic) in a general restructuring of the university, Oliver decides to use his new-found freedom to search for his favourite crossword compiler, known only by the pseudonym of "Aristotle". When he locates "Aristotle's" Welsh home, he is horrified to find that it has been burnt down. He goes to the local police station to report "Aristotle" as a missing person and, while there, meets Diane Priest, a policewoman who, Oliver claims, is his 'predestined' companion. Oliver invites Diane to join him in his travels and later, when she is suspended from duty by her superiors, she decides to do so - joining Oliver in his search for "Aristotle". From that moment on, they share many life-threatening situations (as well as mutual love) before their quest for the elusive "Aristotle" comes to a final and gripping conclusion."--David McAnally, Internet Movie Database
Campion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the first four episodes of the British television series. Albert Campion with gentle deceptive naiveté, has a passion for the excitement and danger of solving a variety of crimes
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Old school ties, Lewis comes face to face with his past when the murder of bright young Jo Gilchrist pulls Lewis and Hathaway into a case driven by celebrity, scheming, and dangerous sexual politics. In Expiation, when a North Oxford housewife is found hanged, it appears to be an open and shut case of suicide. But the lack of a suicide note and the victim's seemingly perfect life leads Lewis to suspect foul play
The Beiderbecke affair( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It never occurs to Trevor that dishy blondes don't usually sell jazz records door-to-door. He orders a set of Bix Beiderbecke LPs but receives the wrong items. While trying to locate the missing music, he and his girlfriend, Jill, stumble upon black market goods in a church basement, secret meetings in a parking lot. They find corruption at the highest levels. Helping them out are a couple of friends, an overzealous police officer, an elderly snoop, and a town planner with a drawer full of incriminating files
Midsomer murders( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealthy young Larry Smith is killed in an explosion. This leads Barnaby and Troy into a century old feud between the upper and lower Warden Manor. They begin to wonder just how far this family will go to protect it's money and power
A very British coup( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A steel-worker is elected prime minister of Great Britain on a very radical socialist platform. When he calls for the dismantling of all nuclear weapons on British soil, a group composed of spies, diplomats and businessmen attempts to bring him down. In the struggle between backroom politics and the will of the people, guess who wins!
Campion by Margery Allingham( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an international ring of thieves and killers conspire to destroy a prominent British family, Albert Campion agrees to investigate. Soon he finds himself involved with murder
The Beiderbecke connection( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to 'The Beiderbecke Affair' finds Trevor and Jill with a baby and a very odd friend of a friend staying at their house
 
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The Barchester Chronicles
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Dalziel & PascoeShades of darknessComing throughThe Beiderbecke affairThe Beiderbecke connection
Alternative Names
Alan Plater Brits scenarioschrijver (1935-2010)

Alan Plater englischer Dramatiker, Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Plater, Alan

Plater, Alan, 1935-

Plater, Alan Frederick.

Алан Плейтер

الان پلاتير

アラン・プレイター

Languages
English (153)

French (1)

German (1)