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Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

70 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
Planet Earth : the complete series by David Attenborough( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,122 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
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
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unknown benefactor supplies orphaned Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice, with the means to be educated in London as a gentleman of "Great expectations."
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 )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,519 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
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers and two sisters cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia, the land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who brings eternal winter to the land. It is up to the children to join the noble Aslan to bring springtime and happiness back to Narnia
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
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,224 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
The silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustace is summoned back to the magical land of Narnia with his new friend Jill. Many years have passed since Eustace's last visit. King Caspian is old and frail. The mysterious disappearance years ago of his son, Prince Rilian, has remained unsolved. Aslan the lion charges the children to embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find Rilian and bring him home
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
Tinker tailor soldier spy by Tomas Alfredson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circle, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,166 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
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part documentary on the fascinating career of Bob Dylan in the early sixties
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

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

Miss Austen regrets: Approaching her fortieth birthday, Jane Austen appears happily unmarried. When asked by her young niece Fanny to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made. Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,130 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,088 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
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

56 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,052 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
 
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Alternative Names
B.B.C.-T.V.

B.B.C. Television

BBC television

BBC Television company

BBC Television London

BBC Television Service

BBC-TV

BBC Τηλεόραση υπηρεσία του BBC

BBC 텔레비전

BBCTV

BBCTV (British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service)

Телебачення BBC

تلویزیون بی‌بی‌سی

英國廣播公司電視

英国放送協会のテレビ放送

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Planet Earth : the complete seriesThe MissionGreat expectationsI, ClaudiusThe Lion, the witch & the wardrobeOedipus the KingThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyThe silver chair