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London Weekend Television (Firm)

Works: 1,556 works in 2,592 publications in 3 languages and 54,650 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television mini-series  Film and video adaptations  Biographical television programs  Melodrama 
Roles: Originator, Producer, Production personnel, 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate young heroine takes employment at Thornfield, an old house, with a moody master and a demented tenant hidden on the third floor
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,171 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
Emily Brontë's Wuthering heights by David Skynner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 987 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 )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of an Irish man whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ignited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Andy Warhol's life and work. This video, completed after his death in Feb. 1987, examines a career that included painting, film, television, rock music, and publishing. Includes excerpts from interviews filmed over a period of 25 years, and footage taken in London shortly before his death
Toni Morrison( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 769 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
Mapp & Lucia( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 715 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
A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Crewe has always been the pampered darling of the doting father, a British Indian Army captain, and by the exclusive boarding school were she attends. But when her father dies and her fortune is lost, Sara becomes the victim of hardship and cruelty. Through friendship, imagination and her own resolute nature, Sara finds her way back to happiness
Lillie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the acclaimed British actress and courtesan Lillie Langtry from the blush of youth to the blight of old age. At a time when society expected women to be docile and demure, Lillie posed for celebrity endorsements, conducted her own business affairs, and paid her first husband to keep his distance. Even more scandalously, she openly entertained a string of lovers among Europe's elite, including the very married Prince of Wales
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 556 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
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 520 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
Hercule Poirot's Christmas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 513 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
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 505 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
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 503 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
Annie Leibovitz celebrity photographer by Annie Leibovitz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 492 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 mysterious affair at styles by Agatha Christie( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Captain Arthur 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 suspicious younger man. Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot In the village. When the estate's trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case
The ABC murders by Agatha Christie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 423 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
A fine romance( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura, a brainy translator, and Mike, a shy landscaper, are thrown together by Laura's matchmaking sister and brother-in-law. Both attempt to run the other way only to find themselves flung amusingly together. From this unpromising beginning, the pair lurch and swerve their way to companionship, friendship and finally, love
Piece of cake( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures, heartaches and rites of passage of the fighter pilots of RAF Hornet Squadron during World War II
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London Weekend Television

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