Richardson, Ian 1934-2007
Most widely held works about Ian Richardson
Most widely held works by Ian Richardson
Becoming Jane ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,698 libraries worldwide
The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune.
Bleak House ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax.
From hell ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 824 libraries worldwide
In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history--Jack the Ripper--before Mary is killed.
Catherine the Great ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Trapped in a loveless political marriage to the dissolute nephew of the ailing Russian Empress Elizabeth, young German princess Sophia Fredericka bides her time, chooses her lovers carefully and plots her path to the throne. Skillfully manipulating the Russian triumvirate of church, army and aristocracy, she adroitly rides the shifting currents of social change and unrest to become one of Russia's most unforgettable and beloved rulers, Catherine the Great.
Man of la mancha ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea.
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 701 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.
Midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the RSC.
102 Dalmatians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Oddball is the newest puppy. She is searching for her spots. Waddlesworth is a macaw who thinks he's a rottweiler. After a spot of therapy Cruella De Vil is released from prison and is a changed woman who is devoted to dogs and good causes. She is delighted that her parole officer, Chloe, has a dalmatian family and big connections with a dog charity. But the sound of Big Ben can reverse the treatment so it is only a matter of time before Cruella is back to her incredibly ghastly ways, using her new-found connections with Chloe and friends to get at the dalmatians.
The King and I ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Traveling to the Kingdom of Siam to instruct the Royal children, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the imperious King himself. But even as a friendship grows beween Anna and the monarch, an evil sorcerer is conjuring up a plot to steal the throne.
The woman in white ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
A sane woman is locked up in an asylum by a fraudulent English aristocrat who is afraid she may expose his 'secret.' Escaping while wearing a white gown, she runs into a youthful hero who becomes haunted by his brief meeting with this 'woman in white.'
M. Butterfly ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and French and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Story of a French diplomat and a Beijing Opera star who carry on a love affair over almost 20 years before the diplomat discovers something shocking about his lover.
Dark city ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
"When John Murdoch awakens in a strange hotel room, he finds that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is he can't remember a thing. Pursued by the police and haunted by The Strangers, mysterious beings who possess the ability to stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity. But in a city where reality is the ultimate illusion, discovering the truth could be fatal" -- Container.
The treasure seekers ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
The five motherless Bastable children struggle to save their inventor father from financial ruin.
House of cards ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
The stinging, sharp-edged story of Francis Urquhart, a petty politician, who schemes and backstabs his way to the top of his party.
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Tells the tales of Narnia, a magical, fantastic place where good and evil battle, children have adventures as kings and queens, and beasts and creatures can talk.
The devil's disciple ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
In New Hampshire in 1777, Dick Dudgeon's father dies. Called back home to the unhappy family he revolted against years ago, Dick finds he's been named heir, much to the horror of his religious mother. To complicate matters, the British have arrived.
To play the king ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Manipulative and corrupted English prime minister, Urquhart, has reached the pinnacle of power as the leader of his party, but the succession of a king opposed to his policies challenges Urquhart's authority.
The final cut ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Urquhart turns his attention to helping himself to a wealthy retirement and finds himself caught in a political power play of someone else's devising.
Hogfather ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
It's the holiday of Hogswatch in the parallel universe of Discworld, the night when kids anticipate presents from the beloved Hogfather. But someone--or something-- wants the Hogfather out of the way. Now it's up to the most unlikely of heroes to get the holiday back on track before humanity loses all hope.
Gormenghast ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
The castle of Gormenghast is home to the ancient family of Groan, where nothing has changed in thousands of years. The dynasty is threatened by the charming and evil kitchen-boy, Steerpike. With the birth of a new heir, Titus Groan, Steerpike begins his ruthless ascent to power. As he charms, outwits and terrorizes the castle's inhabitants, only Titus, the young timid Earl of Groan, stands in Steerpike's way.
Austen, Jane,--1775-1817 Catherine--II,--Empress of Russia,--1729-1796 Comedy films Courts and courtiers Criticism, interpretation, etc. Detective and mystery films Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870 Drama England England--Hampshire England--London Families Fantasy television programs Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Fugitives from justice Great Britain History Inheritance and succession Intelligence service Jack,--the Ripper Juvenile works Kings and rulers Made-for-TV movies Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marat, Jean Paul,--1743-1793 Nobility Orphans Political science Russia Science fiction films Serial murderers Smiley, George (Fictitious character) Spain Television adaptations Television film Television mini-series Television mini-series Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women novelists, English
Richardson, Ian William 1934-2007
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