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Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
Planet Earth : the complete series by Alastair Fothergill( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man of the sword and a man of the cloth unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,577 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,331 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
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,261 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the greatest Hamlet of his generation" by Guardian reviewer Robert McCrum, Scottish actor David Tennant headlines this edgy film version of the acclaimed 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company stage production. Tennant is supported by a host of gifted players--including the impeccable Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Oliver Ford Davies in an astonishing performance as a doddering yet strangely leonine Polonius. Modern costumes, shrewd textual abridgements, and a recurring motif of high-tech video surveillance all connect the play to 21st-century anxieties, but these attributes in no way eclipse Tennant's forceful mixture of rage, sorrow, and manic humor
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television program that explores the Inca civilization from the perspective of their construction techniques. Archaeological teams use traditional building techniques to test their hypotheses, including the building of a 150-foot suspension bridge using nothing but grass
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,154 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?
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Precious 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 Grace 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
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past."--Container
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

64 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

56 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealousy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginzberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Mavis Staples and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever. Contains extensive archival footage, some never-before-seen and rare concert performances
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda, a sensitive young Englishman of indistinct parentage, is forced to choose between the love of two very different women
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France
Macbeth by Rupert Goold( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world
How art made the world( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy and Bess live on Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina. They maintain their love for each other despite numerous hardships and the return of Bess's ex-lover
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion."--Container
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

66 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermia is promised to wed Demetrius, but she loves Lysander, who escapes with her to the forest. Demetrius follows them with Helena, who loves him. Oberon and Titania of the fairies are arguing. Oberon's servant Puck applies to various people a love-potion which creates a bizarre series of alliances and arguments, but all ends happily
 
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B.B.C.-T.V.

B.B.C. Television

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BBCTV (British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service)

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