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The six wives of Henry VIII( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six wives of Henry VIII: A six-part chronicle of England's early 16th century, recounting the turbulent life and times of King Henry VIII through the eyes and travails of his wives
Make 'em laugh the funny business of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
The Inspector Lynley mysteries( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rural vicker is poisoned. Lynley and Havers must figure out who killed him and why
WW II behind closed doors Stalin, the Nazis and the West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Stalin - the supreme leader of the Soviet Union - was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions. He also had some unlikely relationships during the Second World War. This ambitious series uses exclusive evidence gained from the actual conversations and secret meetings Stalin conducted. Dramatic reconstructions carefully sourced from archive material, reveal how the great leaders decided the future shape of the post-war world. These decisions had immediate and often harrowing effects for those on the ground. Their story is told through documentary footage, dramatic reconstructions and illuminating interviews
Honey badgers : masters of mayhem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The honey badger is one the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. The film follows a team of researchers in South Africa who set out to study them, stymie them, rescue them, or keep them as pets
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
Hidden kingdoms( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine what it's like to be shrunk down and immersed in a magical world of fantastical creatures living incredible, action-packed lives. With a cast of miniature marvels all less than a foot in size, these superheroes may be small but they pack a punch way above their weight. Chipmunks, elephant shrews, marmosets, scorpion mice, even giant rhinoceros beetles all face drama on a different scale -- when you are this small rain drops fall like meteorites and a breeze feels like a tornado! Filmed against the backdrop of the planet's most iconic landscapes -- savanna, desert, jungle, forest, and the cities of Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro -- this series explores these worlds from a new and unique perspective. The challenges our mini-heroes face are exceptional and their enemies gigantic... but their solutions are ingenious. Prepare to be amazed, entertained and fascinated by our planet's Hidden Kingdoms. It's time for the little guys to take centre stage!
Revealing the leopard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous, and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat
The funkiest monkeys( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson traveled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with the Crested black macaques (Macaca nigra). These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes, and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he returns to find out why and to see if he can help
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years in production, over 2000 days in the field 200 locations, this blockbuster 11-part television series takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey with our planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures from the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats
Understanding art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today Impressionist art is found on T-shirts and mugs, but it wasn't always popular. London Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak hosts a lively guide to these revolutionary and influential artists, visiting their studios and the rustic vistas that inspired them. It's a super introduction to Monet, Manet, Degas, Seurat, Cezanne, Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassat, Van Gogh, and other greats
Beowulf by Seamus Heaney( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new verse translation of Beowulf, Irish poet Seamus Heaney has created a modern masterwork from one of Europe's most ancient texts
Tribal wives challenging western views of polygamy and female circumcision( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In England, Anna de Vere won't leave the house without putting on nail polish. In Ethiopia's drought-stricken Omo Valley, where she has come to live with the struggling Hamar tribe, her only cosmetic is the red ocher rubbed into her hair--a tradition among Hamar women and an emblem of the cultural shifts the 52-year-old Anna must contend with. This program records her month-long adventure and its impact on her way of living and thinking."--Container
Prisoners of incest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heart-wrenching documentary is actually a dramatized reconstruction of a therapy session that took place at London's famous Great Ormond Street Hospital for children. In this re-creation, actors are among those who perform in an encounter session of the type pioneered at the hospital. A family of five is reacquainted with the father after a lapse of two and a half years to enter into a discussion of the incest that occurred between the man and his daughter. The team of psychologists who introduced this pioneering type of treatment play themselves
Queen Victoria's children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-part series exploring the reign of Queen Victoria through her husband Albert, the Prince Consort, and the lives of her children. By telling the stories of the personal relationships between Victoria, her husband, and their nine children, it looks for a fresh understanding of the longest reigning Queen and the nature of the British monarchy
The broker's man by Kevin Whately( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy is an ex-cop turned insurance investigator whose cunning and insight are well-suited to the business of exposing con men and fraudsters. With his police training, he's able to take on any case, no matter how dangerous. Fresh off a divorce and a breakup with his colleague and mistress, Jimmy still hasn't learned when to shut his wandering eyes and turn off his rakish charm. As he struggles to rebuild his family, keeping them safe from the perils of his work proves to be his ultimate test
BBC Doctor Who : 11 doctors 11 stories by Eoin Colfer( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This print edition is the culmination of a year-long series of ebooks to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the hit BBC series, Doctor Who. Eleven stories, eleven authors, eleven unique interpretations of the Doctor: his terrifying alien enemies and his time-travelling adventures. The authors involved in this exciting project are Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy and Neil Gaiman
The sinking of the Laconia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1942 at the height of the battle for the Atlantic, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Laconia, sinking the British ship without knowing that it carried more than 2,000 passengers, many of them civilians. What followed is a harrowing true story of heroism, heartbreak, and unexpected humanity in the midst of the bloodiest conflict in history
The guilty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives are torn apart and relationships fractured forever when a young child goes missing in this tense and emotional three-part drama. Moving between two timelines, The Guilty follows the story of detective Maggie Brand (Tamsin Greig) as she investigates the disappearance of five year old Callum Reid after a neighbourhood party. Callum was never found and the case has never been solved. Then, five years after he disappeared, a child's body is discovered, buried only yards from Callum's own front door, and the nightmare begins all over again. Driven by her obsession to discover what happened to Callum, Maggie leaves no stone unturned and, in the process, risks her own happy family life
Radio times by British Broadcasting Corporation( )

in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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