WorldCat Identities

Jayston, Michael 1935-

Works: 253 works in 1,043 publications in 4 languages and 16,879 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Television programs  History  Historical television programs  Television series  Televised plays 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PR6062.E33, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Jayston
Tinker tailor soldier spy by Tomas Alfredson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 1,260 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
Foyle's war by Michael Kitchen( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DCS Christopher Foyle investigates wartime crimes in the English coastal town of Hastings. With the end of World War II slowly but inevitably approaching, Foyle and his fellow citizens learn the price of victory and face a peace that will transform their lives in unexpected ways. April 1944: DS Milner's investigation of a transportation fraud sets in motion a series of events that brings Foyle back to the force. As Hastings hosts an ecumenical conference on the morality of continued Allied bombing, Foyle probes the suspicious death of a young cartographer from the Air Ministry office
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

46 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,042 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 660 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 )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
A certain justice by P. D James( Recording )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a man for murder, the case appears open and shut. But when Aldridge is found dead in her office, Dalgliesh and his team must make sense of events
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Recording )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is the mole buried within British intelligence, planted by Karla in Moscow years ago? George Smiley is back, in the first novel of The quest for Karla trilogy
Cromwell by Ken Hughes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 426 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
Jules Verne's 20,000 leagues under the sea by Walt Disney( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 367 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
The constant gardener [a novel] by John Le Carré( Recording )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 311 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 Julian Amyes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, becomes a governess and learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 259 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 )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh had been looking forward to a quiet holiday at his aunt's cottage on Monksmere Head, one of the furthest-flung spots on the remote Suffolk coast. With nothing to do other than enjoy long wind-swept walks, tea in front of the crackling wood fire and hot buttered toast, Dalgliesh was relishing the thought of a well-earned break. However, all hope of peace is soon sharttered by murder. The mutilated body of a local crime writer, Maurice Seaton, floats shaore in a drifting dinghy and drags Adam Dalgliesh into a new and macabre investigation - container
A murder of quality by John Le Carré( Recording )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Smiley, retired from the world of spies and treachery, is summoned by an old friend to help with a small problem: at the exclusive school where Smiley's friend teaches it seems there's been a murder. Frightfully embarrassing, of course. Perhaps George could quietly look into the matter? Once more, Smiley is up to his elbows in spies and treachery, of a different sort
She fell among thieves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 232 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
The looking glass war by John Le Carré( Recording )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a former military espionage department in London and its attempts to train an agent for a mission in East Germany
Call for the dead by John Le Carré( Recording )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 206 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 Edwardians( Visual )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8-part series profiles the movers and shakers who exemplify the Edwardian era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities. Figures profiled are David Lloyd George, Horatio Bottomly, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, E. Nesbitt, and more
The honourable schoolboy by John Le Carré( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 202 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
Signal, close action! by Alexander Kent( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now Commodore of the newly-formed squadron in the British fleet, Richard Bolitho has to ascertain the fighting strength of the French, then seek, find and bring them to battle
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Foyle's war
Alternative Names
Jayson, Michael, 1935-

Jayson, Michael 1936-

Jayston, Michael, 1936-

Michael Jayston acteur britannique

Michael Jayston attore inglese

Michael Jayston Brits acteur

Майкл Джейстон

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A certain justiceTinker, tailor, soldier, spyThe constant gardener [a novel]Jane EyreA performance of MacbethUnnatural causesA murder of qualityThe looking glass war