Most widely held works about Richard Briers
Most widely held works by Richard Briers
Much ado about nothing ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,624 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.).
Peter Pan ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbucker skills and the ever fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become real heroes of an even greater story when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and takes them on a journey over moonlit rooftops to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life, free of grown-up rules. Eventually facing the inevitable showdown with Captain Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates.
Much ado about nothing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1,339 libraries worldwide
With his wedding a week away, hot-blooded Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend devises delightful mischief--a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she most loves to hate, Benedick.
Henry V ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1,315 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.
Twelfth night, or, What you will ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
William Shakespeare's Hamlet ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, plots revenge on his uncle Claudius (the current king) for the murder of the Prince's father (the previous king, King Hamlet).
Love's labour's lost a romantic musical comedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
The handsome young King of Navarre and his three friends -- Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine -- make a pledge to retreat for three years to study literature and art, depriving themselves of all comforts, including the company of women, for the duration. The pledge survives intact for exactly as long as it takes the beautiful Princess of France and her three friends -- Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine -- to travel to Navarre on a diplomatic mission from her father. Shakespeare purists will probably be horrified that Branagh has juxtaposed the Bard with classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, in a loving homage to the great musicals of the '30s. He has also thrown in every cliché of said musicals, reviving the abandoned genre with 90 minutes of elaborately staged flossy, frothy, campy, cotton-candy fun.
Monarch of the glen. Series 1 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Meet handsome Archie MacDonald, a reluctant young Scottish laird torn between his trendy London life and the call of his wild Highland ancestry. Tricked into returning to Scotland by his eccentric father and dotty mother, Archie discovers he is now the Laird of the decaying family estate, Glenbogle.
Monarch of the glen. Series 2 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
The second series of this heartwarming BBC hit features more humor, more beautiful scenery and more great moments with BBC stars Richard Briers and Susan Hampshire.
Much ado about nothing ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 526 libraries worldwide
With his wedding a week away, hot-blooded 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 the rakish 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.
Monarch of the glen. Series 3 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Archie continues his struggles to make Glenbogle a success and sort out his complicated love live. Includes all eleven episodes from the third series, Richard Brier's last.
Richard Adams's Watership down ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
"Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside seeking a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, they face huge challenges and use strength and cunning to survive, while gaining new allies, battling new enemies and always pursuing their dream."--Container.
Monarch of the Glen. Series 7 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Old friends come to visit. Love is in the air for both young and old in Glenbogle. But nothing is as is seems on the Scottish estate. Will they all live happily ever after?
Watership down ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 419 libraries worldwide
A band of rabbits escapes the threatened collapse of their highly developed civilization only to find the same dangers (predatory men and beasts, and a totalitarian state imposed by their own species) in their new domain. Animated.
Midsomer murders. Set one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Death's shadow: A successful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, returns to Badger's Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories. Soon after, a local property developer becomes the first in a string of baffling murders. Strangler's wood: When a beautiful Brazilian woman is found strangled with a striped necktie in Raven's Wood, Barnaby experiences a disturbing sense of déjà vu. His investigation leads him to a trail fo blackmail, greed and betrayal. Blood will out: Barnaby is enlisted to keep the peace when the arrival of two feuding clans of travelers disrupts the tranquility of Martyr Warren. Local magistrate and Falklands War veteran Hector Bridges gets fired up about the interlopers and unwisely marches into the fray. Beyond the grave: First the portrait of a wealthy village forefather is found slashed to shreds in a local museum. Then a string of unearthly happenings in the museum and its graveyard terrify the community. Barnaby and Troy are called upon to separate fact from fiction.
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
A stunning performance of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of young love.
The witches by Roald Dahl ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert in witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
The adventures of mouse and mole. Volume 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
This collection is a sparkling adaptation of Joyce Dunbar's classic stories about practical Mouse and capricious Mole. Mouse and Mole live together in a little cottage in the country. Mouse is practical and cheerful. Mole gets into scrapes and needs mollycoddling. Their everyday adventures appeal to adults and children alike because the charm of the stories lies in the endearing friendship of the two central characters and the humor of their exchanges.
A little light weeding by Richard Briers ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Anthology of writing on gardening. This is an affectionate and entertaining collection gathered and presented with Richard Briers's own distinctive sense of humour and appreciation of the 'good life'
Coward and company by Richard Briers ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Agincourt, Battle of (France : 1415) Animated films Audiobooks Brothers and sisters Comedy films Denmark Drama England England--London Europe--Illyria Fantasy films Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France--Agincourt Friendship Great Britain Hamlet (Legendary character) Henry--V,--King of England,--1387-1422 History Jeeves (Fictitious character) Juvenile works Kings and rulers Kings and rulers--Succession Love Man-woman relationships Murder Never-Never Land (Imaginary place) Peter Pan (Fictitious character) Rabbits Revenge Romantic comedy films Royal houses Scotland Scotland--Highlands Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Television comedies Television programs Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Twelfth night (Shakespeare, William) Twins Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wooster, Bertie (Fictitious character)
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