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Most widely held works about Channel Four (Great Britain)
Most widely held works by Channel Four (Great Britain)
The elegant universe ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,676 libraries worldwide
Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search.
Young @ Heart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
Young at Heart Chorus is based in Northampton, Massachusetts. See the final weeks of rehearsal for the group, whose average age is 81 and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate. Their music is unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age group, performing songs that range from James Brown to Coldplay. The group has toured Europe and sung for royalty. Now they are focusing on preparing new songs, not an easy endeavor, for a concert in their home town.
Gulliver's travels ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
The tale of an 18th-century physician who takes eight years to travel through a variety of fantastical lands, only to have everyone but his wife take him for a madman when he returns home.
Einstein's big idea ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.
Elizabeth I ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
"[E]xplores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world." - Container.
Frontier House ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Three modern families were chosen to learn to survive as if the year is 1883. Using the tools and technology of that time they must make difficult choices and cope with the consequences in the Montana wilderness.
The thin blue line ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
In 1976, Randall Adams was wrongly sentenced to death for the murder of a Dallas policeman. Errol Morris' documentary exposed the truth of the case and is credited with overturning Adams' conviction.
The Mahabharata ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.
Galileo's battle for the heavens ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy.
Origins fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-dege scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (shown), Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container.
The Magdalene Sisters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
A group of four young Irish women are forced to enter into a "Magdalen laundry", a Catholic reformatory where they are physically, psychologically, and sexually abused.
The celluloid closet ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen.
Touching the void ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend.
Shackleton ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
True story of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic adventures. Bound for Antarctica in 1914, Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, was trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea. Ten months later, the ship sank, stranding Shackleton and his crew of 27. Based on the diaries and first person accounts of expedition members, the film tells of their ordeal and their 800-mile journey in an open boat across the world's worst seas that made their rescue possible.
The snowman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 883 libraries worldwide
Weaves a spell of magical winter enchantment as a young boy's snowman comes to life and escorts him on a visit to the North Pole.
China a century of revolution ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
An astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation. This powerful program takes a remarkable first-hand look at China's tumultuous history, examining its social, political and cultural upheaval through eyewitness accounts, rare archival film footage and insightful commentary.
Byzantium the lost empire ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 793 libraries worldwide
For more than 1,000 years, the Byzantine Empire was the eye of the entire world. The origin of great literature, fine art, and modern government, it was also the first Christian empire. Pass through the gates of Constantinople, explore the magnificent mosque of Hagia Sophia and see the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks, Venice.
Longitude ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Interweaves two stories: John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer; and naval officer Rupert Gould who, two hundred years later, stumbles across Harrison's forgotten chronometers and devotes himself to restoring Harrison's long-neglected mechanical masterpieces.
Beckett on film ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container.
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the experiences of a young man in 19th century England.
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