Most widely held works about Brian Blessed
Most widely held works by Brian Blessed
Much ado about nothing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,602 libraries worldwide
With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.).
Henry V ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine.
I, Claudius ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
As you like it ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,119 libraries worldwide
Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede.
Catherine the Great ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 737 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.
The Joy of Bach ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Dramatizations of scenes from Bach's life are interspersed with performances of his music.
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 410 libraries worldwide
Tom Jones ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Follows the rollicking adventures of Tom Jones as he romps across 18th century England, from bedrooms to rural inns to London's dangerous streets. Cast out from his home and forbidden his true love, Tom must overcome the charms of an older seductress and the sinister plot of a nefarious rival to win his lover's heart.
The Trojan women ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
After the Greek victory in the Trojan War, all the Trojan warriors and princes are slain and the women and children are left to be divided among the conquerors. Beautiful Cassandra is betrothed against her will and despite her vanishing sanity. Andromache discovers that her son is to be executed to end her royal bloodline. Helen desperately wields the arrogant beauty that leveled a city as she pleads for her life. In the end, it is the enduring dignity and unfaltering strength of Hecuba, widowed queen of Troy, that makes cowards of Troy's captors.
We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.
Black Adder I ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Catalan and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Set during the really dark part of the Dark Ages, these episodes chronicle the wickedly funny misadventures of the terminally treacherous Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder).
Alexander revisited the final cut ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
The story of Alexander the Great, who in 4th century BC conquered ninety percent of the known world of the time by defeating Greece, Persia, Afghanistan, and India in just eight years.
Flash Gordon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 250 libraries worldwide
When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon unwittingly finds himself heading for the planet Mongo, where, with the assistance from beautiful Dale Arden, he will take on Ming the Merciless and rescue humankind.
This is the bear by Sarah Hayes ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Castle the award winning Public Television program by David Macaulay ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Colorful animation and live-action sequences tell the story of a fictional but historically accurate 13th century Welsh castle and depict the planning, habitation and siege of this fortress.
The war poets ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Traces the development of the art of war poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the 20th century and the words of Brooke, Owen, and Sassoon.
Nothing's impossible by Brian Blessed ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
I Claudius ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius, told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
Black Adder the complete collector's set ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
The many generations of the Blackadder family: one Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias the Black Adder), the Elizabethan bastard Lord Edmund, the Regency-era Edmund (valet & butler to the Prince Regent), and Captain Blackadder, fighting a losing battle in WWI.
Action and adventure films Agincourt, Battle of (France : 1415) Biography Blessed, Brian Catherine--II,--Empress of Russia,--1729-1796 Claudius,--Emperor of Rome,--10 B.C.-54 A.D Comedy films Courts and courtiers Documentary television programs Don Quixote (Fictitious character) Drama Emperors England Exile (Punishment) Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired France--Agincourt Graves, Robert,--1895-1985 Great Britain Henry--V,--King of England,--1387-1422 Historical television programs History Inquisition Intrigue Kings and rulers Love Male impersonators Man-woman relationships Motion pictures--Production and direction Murder Musical films Nonfiction television programs Prisons Romantic comedy films Rome Russia Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Spain Television adaptations Television film Television mini-series Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women Young women
Multiple languages (9)
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