Firth, Peter 1953-
Most widely held works about Peter Firth
Most widely held works by Peter Firth
Northanger Abbey ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
In 18th century Bath, a girl bursting with freshness and passion for macabre Gothic novels experiences intrigue, adventure, and romance, especially when the romantic Henry Tilney invites her to his ancestral home.
The greatest game ever played ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
Based on the 1913 U.S. Open golf championship-- at which two equally sympathetic young men, both of whom grew up economically and socially disadvantaged, go club to club in one of the most exciting and dramatic athletic events of the 20th century.
Tess ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
The adventures of a poor farm girl who goes to live with wealthy relatives and is seduced by a cousin.
Equus ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 679 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care.
The Oscar Wilde collection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
MI-5. Volume 2 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
The threat to national security increases and the need to thwart the activities of terrorists operating within the UK becomes more urgent.
MI-5. Volume 4 ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
The group was left reeling after the shocking death of Danny at the hands of hostage-takers as the last season concluded. Now Adam, Harry, Ruth, Fiona and rising star Zafar set out to become even stronger in their battle to safeguard the nation.
Me & Mrs Jones ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
A snooping columnist, who writes under the pseudonym Mrs. Jones, secretly infiltrates 10 Downing Street in an effort to reveal the Prime Minister's intimate personal details and deflate her re-election campaign. Once inside, he finds not scandal, but true love.
MI-5. Volume 1 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Enter the thrilling world of MI-5--the UK's clandestine security service, and meet the people who make up the elite team. They tackle organized crime, terrorist activities, embassy sieges, weapons proliferation and anarchists, not to mention the conflicts and power struggles back in the office.
MI-5. Volume 5 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A series of sinister terror strikes, combined with severe fuel shortages, has plunged Britain into crisis. As a chronically weakened prime minister fights to hold onto power, the public mood turns increasingly anarchic. MI-5 supremo Harry Pearce and team leader Adam Carter begin to face the horrifying possibility that the country is under attack from sinister forces right at the heart of the establishment.
MI-5. Volume 6 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Having survived the bombing of the Thames Barrier, Adam and Ros recover to find London facing an even greater threat. While attempting to thwart an attack that could jeopardize a historic peace accord, the team unwittingly unleashes a deadly virus.
Country matters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Adaptations of short stories by A.E. Coppard and H.E. Bates. Set against the English countryside during the post-World War I period. Reveals the timeless and constant qualities of the British landscape and its people.
South Riding ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress, she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depression and ideals are hard won. Lydia Holly, the scholarship girl from the shacks, is the most brilliant student Sarah has ever taught, but when her mother's health fails, her education must be sacrificed - there is nobody else to care for the children.
MI-5. Volume 7 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Having spent years in a Russian prison, Lucas North is welcomed back by MI-5 supremo and old friend Harry Pearce, who was instrumental in finally securing his release. Lucas is keen to get back to work straight away and, with Section D's current priority operation having a strong Russian connection, he could well prove invaluable. But, after so many years with only a high ranking Russian spymaster for company, can Lucas's loyalty really be taken for granted?
MI-5. Volume 9 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
The penultimate season of the hugely successful, long-running drama introduces a host of new characters. There's Beth Bailey, a brilliant ex-mercenary who was posing as an Eastern European prostitute when she ran into the team. Dimitri, an ex officer in British Special Forces, has been recruited for his skills in fighting terrorism on the front line. And finally, data analyst Tariq has been fast-tracked through the system.
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 196 libraries worldwide
"Far in the future, the World Controllers have finally created the ideal society. In laboratories world-wide, genetic science has brought the human race to perfection. Man is bred and educated to be blissfully content with a pre-destined world. But in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, Bernard Marx is unhappy. Bernard has an ill-defined longing to be free ..."--Container.
Pearl Harbor ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Two childhood best friends, Rafe and Danny, grow up wanting to fly planes. When Rafe gets the chance to join the Royal Air Force during World War II, he takes it, leaving his new love, Evelyn, a dedicated Navy nurse, and Danny, also a pilot, behind. Danny and Evelyn are transferred separately to the idyllic paradise of Hawaii, where they eventually meet through a connection to Rafe, who has been declared missing. But just as the love triangle begins to get complicated, Dec. 7, 1941 arrives, changing all of their lives forever.
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman who arrives in France in 1910 to study the textile trade. His life goes through a series of traumatic changes including a love affair that tears the family he is staying with apart. In 1916 he finds himself in France again on the bloody battlefields as a soldier in the British Army.
Regeneration by Pat Barker ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Stressed by the war, poet, pacifist, and protestor Siegfried Sassoon is sent to Craiglockhart Hospital, where his views challenge the patriotic vision of Dr. William Rivers, a neurologist assigned to restore the sanity of shell-shocked soldiers.
Lifeforce ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
When a space exploration team travels to examine Halley's Comet, they find an alien spacecraft whose occupants carry a deadly secret. Spacelings take over the bodies of the humans and return to earth.
Action and adventure television programs Biographical films Drama England England--Wessex Espionage Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Frost, Mark,--1953- Golfers Great Britain Great Britain.--MI5 Hardy, Thomas,--1840-1928 History Identity (Psychology) Intelligence service Made-for-TV movies Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mothers and daughters Political campaigns Political prisoners Psychiatrists Romance television programs Russia Social classes Spies Sports films Spy television programs Supernatural Teenage boys Television adaptations Television plays Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Television series Terrorists U.S. Open (Golf tournament) United States Vardon, Harry,--1870-1937 Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wilde, Oscar,--1854-1900 World War (1914-1918) Young women
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