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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 1,579 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 2009 in English and held by 1,220 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 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Hardy's imaginary Wessex, the tragic love story of a peasant girl seduced by a wealthy relative
Emily Brontë's wuthering heights by Emily Brontë( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine and Heathcliff share a love that reaches beyond the grave in this faithful adaptation of Emily Bronte's tragic romance
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 855 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 )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 746 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 Frances Hodgson Burnett( 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 636 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 )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 563 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
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

2 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 529 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
Hercule Poirot's Christmas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 504 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
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 467 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
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 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
Annie Leibovitz : celebrity photographer by Rebecca Frayn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 437 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 adventure of English : the life story of a remarkable language by Melvyn Bragg( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1 covers the 5th century and the displacement of the Celtic language with Anglo-Saxon by the invading Germanic tribes. Its greatest expression was found in the epic poem Beowulf and its staunchest champion in Alfred I
The ABC murders by Agatha Christie( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 416 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Othello, updating it to a contemporary setting. John Othello is promoted into a top ranking police job, but his former friend and mentor Ben Jago is jealous with this and Othello's successful marriage and he seeks a terrible revenge
Agatha Christie's seven dials mystery( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 407 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
Upstairs downstairs( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 393 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
Piece of cake( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 389 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.

London Weekend Television

London Weekend Television (Firm)

London Weekend Television former ITV network franchise

London Weekend Television, ltd.


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Emily Brontë's wuthering heightsAndy WarholJackson PollockOthelloUpstairs downstairs