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Most widely held works about British Broadcasting Corporation
Most widely held works by British Broadcasting Corporation
Henry V ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 1,945 libraries worldwide
"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine.
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,845 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bennet is a strong-willed yet sensible young woman, the second of five sisters. She has a long-suffering but loving clerical father, and a scatterbrained mother anxious to marry them off as soon as possible--to wealthy young gentlemen. At a local ball, she encounters one such, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, whom she finds arrogant, cold, and rude. Her older sister Jane falls in love with Darcy's best friend Mr. Bingley, while youngest sister Lydia flirts with anyone in a military uniform. Lizzie finds herself fighting off the attentions of the unctuous Mr. Collins and quite taken by the charming Mr. Wickham - who also happens to be an enemy of Mr. Darcy. However, as the characters succumb in many ways to pride and prejudice, Lizzie learns that not all is quite as it seems ... and that Mr. Darcy might not be so disagreeable after all.
Why we fight ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.
Broadway the American musical ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical.
Pride and prejudice, or, First impressions ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 1,342 libraries worldwide
The story of the lively, precocious and very eligible Bennet girls captures all the nuances of 19th century life among the English gentry, a society obsessed with profitable marriage contracts.
Anne Frank remembered ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,332 libraries worldwide
Features vintage newsreel footage, photographs and a rare home movie to look beyond the celebrated pages of Anne Frank's diary. Includes interviews with her friends, family and protector, Miep Gies.
Ghosts of Rwanda ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors, this documentary examines the state-sponsored genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Explores the reasons why the international community and the United States did not intervene as Hutu extremists killed some 800,000 Tutsis.
The blue planet seas of life ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon.
Cranford ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town: a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford.
Pioneers of photography : an album of pictures and words by Aaron Scharf ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
Life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment.
Great expectations ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
A vivid adaptation of Charles Dickens' powerful story of a young orphan boy who is released from his apprenticeship by a mysterious benefactor to be educated in London.
The blue planet : a natural history of the oceans by Andrew Byatt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
A guide to the various areas that exist beneath the seas, from the waters surrounding the poles and lush tropical seas to the uttermost depths, examines the life and animal behavior that exists in each of these underwater worlds.
Why the towers fell ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.
Simon Schama's Power of art ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time.
The 50 years war Israel and the Arabs ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
Begins with the 1947 UN decision to partition Palestine and continues to current day (1998). The film includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Traces history of Palestinian Liberation Organization.
Elizabeth R ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the life of Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII by Anne Boleyn. As a young woman, Elizabeth is faced with imprisonment and worse, but she prevails over vicious court intrigues and secures her claim to the throne. As Queen, she faces the continuing threat from Mary, Queen of Scots, an impending royal wedding that would unite England and France, and a palace insurrection involving a former court favorite.
The classical language of architecture by John Summerson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
"Scripts of six talks, written for the B. B. C. and delivered in May-July 1963."
The life of mammals ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live.
Wives and daughters ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
Sweet Molly Gibson was living life pleasantly when her widowed father decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire and Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter Cynthia, and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons.
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