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Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 470 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 six wives of Henry VIII by Rick Wakeman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 440 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
WW II behind closed doors : Stalin, the Nazis and the West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 353 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 335 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
The Inspector Lynley mysteries by Nathaniel Parker( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student from a prestigious school is murdered under bizarre circumstances. Can Lynley and Havers find the murderer before more students come into harm's way?
Planet Earth : the complete series by Alastair Fothergill( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years in production, over 2000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that combines rare action, unimaginable scale, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats.--From container
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 )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The episodes are based in six of the planet's most iconic landscapes: the open plains of Africa's savannah, Arizona's desert, the rainforests of Borneo, the woodlands of North America and the urban jungles of Rio & Tokyo. From chipmunks to beetles from marmosets to elephant shrews, these are animals who live life at an intensity that's hard to imagine. They hunt food, but are themselves hunted, they face the forces of the world that, to them, can be catastrophic. When you are just a few inches tall, raindrops can feel like meteorites, dust stings like gravel, a sudden gust of wind feels like a tornado. This is a world that has been waiting to be explored- the challenges our planet's mini creatures face are daunting, their solutions are always surprising and often defy belief."--Container
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 266 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
Tribal wives : western taboos versus tribal traditions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 245 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 237 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
Understanding art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 234 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
The great British baking show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.'s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds, judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
The guilty by George Grosz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives are torn apart and relationships fractured forever when four-year-old Callum Reid goes missing in this tense and emotional drama. Moving between two timelines, 2008 and the present day, it follows the story of detective Maggie Brand as she investigates Callum's disappearance after a neighborhood 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. Will Brand risk her happy family life to continue the investigation she abandoned five years ago, due to debilitating morning sickness?
Beowulf by Francis Barton Gummere( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 206 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
Queen Victoria's children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best laid plans: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage. Behind closed doors, royal domestic life often seemed like a battlefield. Examined here is Victoria's tempestuous relationship with Prince Albert, their attempts to engineer the upbringing of their children and to save the monarchy by projecting a modern image of the Royal family
The broker's man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 189 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 173 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 by Uwe Janson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 169 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
 
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controlled identityBritish Broadcasting Corporation

British Broadcasting Company Limited

British Broadcasting Company société de télévision britannique

英國廣播公司 (1922年-1926年)

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