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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Service

Works: 9,498 works in 20,736 publications in 2 languages and 319,163 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television programs  Television plays  Televised plays 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, Contributor, Copyright holder, Originator, Distributor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PR2823.A23, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television. Three witches hail Macbeth as thane of Glamis, thane of Cawdor and future king of Scotland, and tell Banquo that his sons will sit on the throne. Lady Macbeth urges her husband to murder King Duncan and Banquo and his sons. Macbeth kills Duncan and Banquo and is made king. Macduff and Banquo's son Malcolm raise an army against him, Lady Macbeth kills herself, Macduff slays Macbeth, and Malcolm becomes king
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Visual )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs. It is the first in the trilogy of tragedies know as the Theban plays
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Ballet shoes by Sandra Goldbacher( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three girls adopted by an explorer are raised as sisters by his niece. As each of the girls have their own dreams, they learn that in order to realize them, they must also keep their family together
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the court of Chancery, the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case grinds on for years with no end in sight. Entangled in the lawsuit are a growing number of innocent victims: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a child with mysterious parentage; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. As the case staggers onward, yet more people become embroiled in the furious legal battle, including the proud Lady Dedlock, who finds herself persecuted by the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, then hunted by the determined Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core ..."--Container
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a quiet day in the countryside when Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy stumble through the back of an old wardrobe into the enchanted land of Narnia. It is the land of Aslan the great lion and his archenemy, the White Witch. When the White Witch learns of their presence, their live are in danger, but there is talk that Aslan is on the move
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by Michael Radford( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shylock loans money to a man he despises, the merchant Antonio, only if a pound of Antonio's flesh will be due, in a court of law, upon default. Antonio borrows the money so that his friend Bessanio can travel to woo the woman he loves, Portia, whose freedom to marry is bound up in a fairy-tale decree of her father's
The Inspector Lynley mysteries( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decidedly uppercrust detective Lynley and his partner Havers endure a marriage made at police headquarters. Lynley is suave, sophisticated, and the eighth Earl of Asherton. Havers is rumpled, resentful, and working class -with an inborn dislike of the highborn. Despite their differences, the sleuths evolve into a potent team, employing their cunning, intuition, and street smarts to unravel some of the most heinous - and suspenseful - crimes
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Home Box Office (Firm)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her
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Alternative Names

B.B.C. Television

BBC television

BBC Television company

BBC Television London

BBC Television Service


BBC Τηλεόραση υπηρεσία του BBC

BBC 텔레비전


BBCTV (British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service)

Телебачення BBC

تلویزیون بی‌بی‌سی



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Hebrew (1)

Oedipus the KingBallet shoesBleak HouseThe Lion, the witch & the wardrobeThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyStars in my eyes : a movie & media memoirThe Kaleidoscope BBC television drama research guide 1936-2006