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London Weekend Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,441 works in 2,774 publications in 5 languages and 52,348 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Biography  Documentary television programs  Children's films  Detective and mystery television programs  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  History 
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 1,577 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 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Hardy's imaginary Wessex, the tragic love story of a peasant girl seduced by a wealthy relative
Agatha Christie's Poirot by Agatha Christie( Visual )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three episodes of the impeccably turned-out diminutive Belgian sleuth. With the his razor sharp mind and the aid of the affabel Captain Hastings, Poirot unravels the thorniest cases without mussing a hair of his famously sculpted mustache. Set in the elegance 1930's England, the series also includes Chief Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon
Emily Brontë's wuthering heights by David Skynner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 956 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 859 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 )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 734 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 696 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 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does this world-renowned troupe make classic plays accessible to modern audiences, without compromising the text's integrity? How do actors search Shakespeare's verse for hidden clues to their characters' motivations? How do they balance intellect and passion to make theatre's most famous soliloquies seem fresh? The answers come from Barton and 21 of Britain's finest actors, including Oscar® winners Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Iris), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler's List), and Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India); Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings); Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation); and David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot)."--Publisher's website
Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence partners in crime( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Agatha's tales of crime-solving couple Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Francesca Annis (Lillie) and James Warwick star as the fun-loving, flirtatious pair hired by the British secret service to find a secret document before it can do irreparable harm to the British government
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 531 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
Mapp & Lucia( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British humor at its finest! The tale of two formidable ladies as they vie for social supremacy in their provincial 1920s town, which overflows with snootiness, low cunning schemes, and a rivalry that won't end
Hercule Poirot's Christmas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poirot plans a quiet Christmas in London until learning that it also will be a cold one, owing to his flat's broken boiler. When a wealthy old man calls for the detective's help, Poirot opts for a working holiday at the man's well-heated country estate
The mysterious affair at styles by Agatha Christie( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 466 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 friend 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
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival footage of Jackson Pollock's life and work with reminiscences from his contemporaries, and explores the truth and legends surrounding this controversial painter
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 451 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
Agatha Christie's seven dials mystery by Agatha Christie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 432 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
Annie Leibovitz : celebrity photographer by Rebecca Frayn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 426 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 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poirot untangles this baffling mystery of a murderer who announces his next victims through a series of chilling letters each addressed to the detective himself
 
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Playing Shakespeare
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L.W.T

London Weekend.

London Weekend Television

London Weekend Television (Firm)

London Weekend Television former ITV network franchise

London Weekend Television, ltd.

LWT

LWT (London Weekend Television (Firm))

Weekend Television

Weekend Television London

ロンドン・ウィークエンド・テレヴィジョン

倫敦週末電視

倫敦每天電視台

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Emily Brontë's wuthering heightsAndy WarholAgatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence partners in crimeJackson PollockMarc Chagall