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Briers, Richard

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Most widely held works by Richard Briers
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Visual )

59 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,384 WorldCat member 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
Richard Adams's Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,901 WorldCat member 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
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando's celebrated courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden"--Container
Monarch of the glen by Compton Mackenzie( Visual )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,251 WorldCat member 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
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist strives to make the perfect man in a laboratory but instead creates a bitter monster who seeks revenge on his creator and his family
Nanny McPhee returns by Emma Thompson( Visual )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckler 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
Monarch of the glen( Visual )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member 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
Monarch of the glen( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member 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
Hamlet by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member 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 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member 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
Midsomer murders by Caroline Graham( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Barnaby and Troy investigate the murders, looking for a common thread
Agatha Christie Marple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. A pocket full of rye: Who poisoned the wealthy businessman Rex rotescue? Miss Marple barely has time to ponder this question before her former maid Gladys turns up strangled on the Fortescue estate. Murder is Easy: Murder is easy, says elederly Miss Pinkerton to Miss Marple during a chance encounter on a train. However, when Miss Pinkerton herself dies, Miss Marple believes it was no accident. The Do it with Mirrors: Miss Marple's old friend Carrie-Louise has always had a soft heart for charitable causes. This time it's juvenile criminals lodged in a reformatory on her estate. Murder and mystery follow needing Miss Marple's sleuthing skills. Why Didn't they Ask Evans? A dying man's last words turn young Bobby Attfield into an amateur detective. With the help of two assistants, socialite Frankie Derwent and Jane Marple, he sets out to solve the riddle they pose
Good neighbors the complete series 1-3( Visual )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just how different can neighbors be and still be neighborly? While the Goods struggle to live off their suburban London plot, the Leadbetters struggle with living next door to the Goods
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delightful story of the eccentric Mr. Toad and his pals Ratty, Badger and Mole. This quirky quartet are the centerpiece of an engaging adventure/comedy that teaches a valuable lesson in modesty
The witches by Roald Dahl( Recording )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. This spine-chilling story will tell you all you need to know about the cunning masqueraders, and bring you face-to-face with a true hero, a wonderful old grandmother who smokes cigars
The Norman conquests by Alan Ayckbourn( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples cross paths at a country house one weekend. It all begins with the arrival of Reg and his wife, Sarah. They've come to give Reg's younger sister, Annie, a few days' break from caring for their bedridden mother. However, Annie confides that she's seeing someone, not Tom, the single young vet who's pursuing her, but her brother-in-law, Norman. Appalled, Sarah informs Norman's wife, Ruth, and all hell breaks loose. Ayckbourn's trilogy tells the same weekend story from three different vantage points in the house and garden, and can be watched in any order
A little light weeding by Richard Briers( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning performance of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of young love
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Much ado about nothing
Alternative Names
Briers, Richard David 1934-2013


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Monarch of the glenNanny McPhee returnsMonarch of the glenHamletThe witchesRomeo and Juliet