Annis, Francesca 1945-
Most widely held works by Francesca Annis
Jane Eyre ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness.
Cranford ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town: a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford.
Macbeth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head.
Wives and daughters ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
Sweet Molly Gibson was living life pleasantly when her widowed father decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire and Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter Cynthia, and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons.
Cleopatra ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives.
Cranford return to Cranford ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia, Miss Matty becomes concerned about another young person, Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother. She decides to intervene and engineers an invitation that will bring the four young people together. But when tragedy strikes, she fears she has opened a Pandora's box from which Cranford will never recover.
Macbeth ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 555 libraries worldwide
A nightmarish vision of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about the lust for power, and its bloody consequences.
Lillie ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
When Lillie Langtry defies the moral traditions of Victorian England and nineteenth century America, she becomes one of the most celebrated and scandalous women of her time. Bold, intelligent and witty, Lillie, with her dazzling beauty and brazen determination, is liberated from a woman's "proper" place in society. Rising from modest beginnings to international superstar to the bed of the Prince of Wales, she is a "serial" lover, attracting attention from kings, judges, princes and commoners, and manipulating them as she desires.
Reckless ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Drama about a young doctor who falls for an older woman whose husband just happens to be his boss.
Copenhagen ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 407 libraries worldwide
A television adaptation of Michael Frayn's play about the 1941 meeting between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, longtime friends whose work had opened the way to the atomic bomb, but who found themselves on opposite sides of World War II.
Shades of darkness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Delves into the world of the supernatural with six bizarre, inexplicable, and frightening ghost stories as told by some of the greatest mystery authors of all time.
Revolver ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Jake Green is a grifter who vows revenge against Macha, the ferocious crime boss who sent him to prison. After taking Macha down in a game of chance, Macha puts out a hit on Jake. Caught between a gun and a hard place, Jake finds himself protected by two vicious loan sharks who make him an offer he can't refuse.
Why didn't they ask Evans ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
During a round of golf on a cliff-top course in Wales, Bobby Jones discovers a man lying gravely injured on the rocks below. His last words, "Why didn't they ask Evans?," leads Bobby and his friend on a quest to find out what happened to the man.
Dalziel & Pascoe. Season 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
The blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the 'smart arses' of the world. So when the inexperienced Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don't look good. Pascoe is one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree, a caring attitude, and a sharp brain.
Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence. Partners in crime. Set 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Stylish crime-solving couple Tommy and Tuppence Beresford ply their trade as proprietors of Blunt's Detective Agency.
Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence partners in crime. Set 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Agatha Christie 's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunits.
The Anton Chekhov collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC.
Krull ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and French and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Prince Colwyn sets out on a daring journey to rescue his young bride who is held captive by the Beast. But slayers and alien beings under the command of the Beast oppose him at every turn. Colwyn must first reach a faraway cavern to recover the legendary Glaive, a key to phenomenal powers, then continue his search, witnessing sights and events beyond his wildest imagination. Facing the Beast, Colwyn must use the magic of the Glaive to save his fantastic planet from annihilation.
Madame Bovary ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Gustave Flaubert's classic about the tragic consequences that await a frivolous woman.
Reckless, the sequel ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Sequel to the highly popular drama series. One year on in their lives, Owen and Anna make impulsive plans to marry. But Anna's ex-husband Richard Crane has other ideas. Exploiting their weak spots, he schemes to tear the couple apart. Can Anna and Owen survive this emotional trauma to become man and wife?
Adultery Beresford, Tommy (Fictitious character) Beresford, Tuppence (Fictitious character) Caesar, Julius Detective and mystery television programs Detective and mystery television programs Drama Edward--VII,--King of Great Britain,--1841-1910 England Eyre, Jane (Fictitious character) Family secrets Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Franzero, Carlo Maria,--b. 1892 Gossip Governesses Great Britain Gruoch,--Queen, consort of Macbeth, King of Scotland Historical television programs History Langtry, Lillie,--1853-1929 Macbeth,--King of Scotland,--11th cent Made-for-TV movies Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Market towns Melodrama Older women Orphans Plutarch Private investigators Queens Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Single women Sisters Social norms Stepfamilies Television adaptations Television mini-series Television programs Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violent crimes Witches
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