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Jayston, Michael 1935-

Works: 349 works in 1,223 publications in 3 languages and 17,016 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television programs  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PR6062.E33, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Jayston
Most widely held works by Michael Jayston
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member 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
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years Tsar Nicholas cannot satisfy the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin
Foyle's war by Anthony Horowitz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad blood: A top-secret experiment in biological warfare goes horribly wrong, complicating a murder investigation and threatening the life of Foyle's faithful driver, Sam
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tensions mount and sexual relations abound in the house of a retired London butcher
A certain justice by P. D James( Recording )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed, and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple. Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team, whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into more horrors, more murders
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Recording )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a spy story in which an experienced agent of British intelligence is given the task of discovering the identity of a Russian double agent
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule
20,000 leagues under the sea by John Davis( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious monster is terrorizing the Atlantic Ocean and famous marine biologist Professor Aronnax is summoned to investigate. Accompanied by his daughter Sophie, the two trail the monstrous creature -- only to discover that the beast is actually a futuristic submarine captained by the eccentric Captain Nemo
Zulu dawn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story recounts the defeat of the British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu army
The constant gardener : [a novel] by John Le Carré( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is murdered in northern Kenya and her African lover has vanished. Her husband sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, becomes a governess and learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence
A murder of quality by John Le Carré( Recording )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unabridged reading by Michael Jayston of John le Carré's second Smiley novel. George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess "the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin". This novel, set in the early 1960s, sees him investigating a murder in a public school
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful story of kingship achieved through betrayal, deceit and murder, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most accessible plays. Macbeth's ascent to the throne is paralleled by his moral downfall--each action that takes him higher brings him closer to his doom
Unnatural causes by P. D James( Recording )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peaceful village of Monksmere had been Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh's retreat from the daily routine of Scotland Yard. Now a man has been murdered and the village reveals its concealed lies and hatreds
The looking glass war by John Le Carré( Recording )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no terror so consistent, so elusive, as that which haunts a spy in a strange country. The world into which Avery had been launched had contributed to a state of constant anxiety. He moved through the crowd like a hunted man in search of rest and food
She fell among thieves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a Pyrenees vacation in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos encounters the villainous Vanity Fair. Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits against this formidalbe adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the beautiful young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart
Call for the dead by John Le Carré( Recording )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premier spy novelist John le Carrs first novel introduces the world's most famous undercover operative, George Smiley, who, though bitter and weary with all he has seen and done, cannot refuse one last desperate call for his services
The honourable schoolboy by John Le Carré( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Smiley has become chief of the battered British Secret Service. The betrayals of a Soviet double agent have riddled thespy network. Smiley wants revenge. He chooses his weapon: Jerry Westerby, 'The Honourable Schoolboy', a passionate lover, and a seasoned, reckless secret agent. Westerby is pointed east, to Hong Kong, and so begins the terrifying game
The Edwardians( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
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Foyle's war
A certain justiceTinker, tailor, soldier, spyThe constant gardener : [a novel]Jane EyreA murder of qualityA performance of MacbethUnnatural causesThe looking glass warThe Edwardians
Alternative Names
Jayson, Michael 1935-

Jayston, Michael 1936-

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