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London Weekend Television (Firm)

Works: 1,474 works in 2,880 publications in 5 languages and 51,790 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Biography  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Children's films  Biographical television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: Originator, Producer, Production personnel, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about London Weekend Television (Firm)
Most widely held works by London Weekend Television (Firm)
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
Jane Eyre by Robert Young( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, becomes a governess and learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess Durbeyfield is a luminous beauty who is violated by one man and forsaken by another, but she refuses to remain a victim. Her struggle to endure despite the abandonment of her true love, and despite her desperate attempt to attain happiness, propels Tess toward a tragic end
Wuthering Heights by Coky Giedroyc( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two generations of the Earnshaw and Linton families, as their lives and fortunes intertwine in a complex web dominated by the passionate relationship between doomed lovers Heathcliff and Cathy
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvyn Bragg interviews the director Neil Jordan about his 1996 film "Michael Collins", a dramatisation of the life of the Irish patriot. Collins' contributions to the struggle for Irish independence is surveyed, and implications for present-day Irish society of the film's presentation of the Collins story are discussed
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born Andy Warhola in a bleak Pittsburgh slum, Andy Warhol, called an American Iconographer, became a pop icon himself before his death in 1987. Warhol began his career as a commercial artist, and moved on to producing music and film, and publishing. This documentary includes stock footage, film clips, interviews (both archival and contemporary), and is clearly a homage to the man and his work. Warhol was a man of many concepts and an examination of his work is essential for an understanding of the principles that changed the face of art in the 20th century
A little princess by Walter Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wealthy Sara Crewe's father dies, she must learn to adjust to a life of poverty, serving the people who once worked for her
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvyn Bragg interviews Afro-American author Toni Morrison, who discusses the Black experience in America and her expression of that experience in her novel Beloved. Interspersed are readings from the novel and vintage photos of the slave era and the cruelties to which the slaves were subjected
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
The mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Hastings to the Styles St. Mary estate of his frien John Cavendish. The Cavendish household is wrought with tension due to the marriage of John's widowed mother to a suspicius younger man. In the village, Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot and, when the estate's trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case
Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence partners in crime( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Agatha's tales of crime-solving couple Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, a fun-loving and flirtatious pair who thrive on matching wits with criminals and with each other. This set chronicles their partnership from its beginnings and as proprietors of a detective agency
Upstairs, downstairs( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from the second season of the British television series about life in the home of British aristocrats and their servants
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film portrait, made shortly before the death of Chagall in 1985, takes the viewer on a journey through time and place on the trail of this enigmatic artist. Eventually to become the grand old man of French painting, Chagall began life in a Jewish ghetto in Russia. He escaped the restrictions of his background and moved to Paris, where he rubbed shoulders with artists such as Matisse, Leger and Dufy. There he began to create the floating surrealistic style which has remained his hallmark
Upstairs downstairs( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upstairs downstairs: The saga of the aristocratic Bellamy family and their loyal and lively servants. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Thomas & Sarah: After giving notice at 165 Eaton Place, the enterprising Thomas Watkins and Sarah Moffat make a go of it on their own
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire. Portrait du peintre américain Jackson Pollock. Après ses débuts influencés par Picasso et les expressionnistes mexicains, il invente la pratique du "dripping" qui lui permet de se déplacer librement autour de la toile posée au sol et sur laquelle il fait goutter de la couleur à travers un récipient percé de trous. Outre cette pratique qui caractérise son style énergique et brut, Pollock utilise des couleurs industrielles (ducos, vernis métallisés) qui modifient la matière même de ses toiles aux formats de plus en plus importants
Agatha Christie's seven dials mystery by Agatha Christie( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1920s, a feisty flapper turns to amateur sleuthing, teaming up with a suave man-about-town. The dark forces of murder and international intrigue combine with the froth of romance and frivolity for a thriller with wicked Christie wit
Hercule Poirot's Christmas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them
Annie Leibovitz : life through a lens by Rebecca Frayn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See the work of one of the most uniquely talented photographers of our day. Includes photographs of various celebrities. Documents the career of this uniquely talented and imaginative photographer. Included are her photographs of Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Lauren Hutton, Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Warhol, Alice Cooper, Demi Moore, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Whoopie Goldberg, Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, The Reagans, John Cleese, Christo, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bette Midler, and Sammy Davis, Jr
The ABC murders by Agatha Christie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belgium sleuth Hercule Poirot untangles a baffling mystery of a murderer who announces his next victims through a series of letters each addressed to the detective himself
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London Weekend.

London Weekend Television

London Weekend Television (Firm)

London Weekend Television, ltd.


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Wuthering HeightsAndy WarholAgatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence partners in crimeUpstairs, downstairsMarc ChagallUpstairs downstairsJackson Pollock