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Elton, Ben

Works: 314 works in 1,234 publications in 25 languages and 15,178 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Television comedies  History  Satire  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Television programs  Musical films  Filmed musicals 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Lyricist, Scenarist, Production personnel, Creator, Performer, Director, Composer, 200, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR6055.L79, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Elton
Popcorn by Ben Elton( Book )

88 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film director renowned for his violent movies receives a visit from two killers inspired by his work. A hostage situation develops, police intervene and there is a shootout. A satirical look at the manufacture of violence by Hollywood
Blackadder remastered by Richard Curtis( Visual )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes of the comedy serial about the terminally treacherous Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder) following him through time and English history from the 15th century to World War I
Time and time again by Ben Elton( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Time and Time Again, international best-selling author Ben Elton, takes readers on a thrilling journey through early 20th-Century Europe. It's the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be. Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history. Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century? And, if so, could another single bullet save it?"--
Blast from the past by Ben Elton( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a visit to Britain, U.S. general Jack Kent visits Polly Slade whom he dated sixteen years earlier when he was stationed at an air force base, a base against which she was protesting. For Polly this is a welcome visit as she is in danger from a stalker
Past mortem by Ben Elton( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newson's current difficulties involving love and a series of unsolved murders become even more complicated during a high school reunion
Dead famous by Ben Elton( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One house, ten contestants, thirty cameras, forty microphones, one murder ... and no evidence"--Page 4 of cover
High society by Ben Elton( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The war on drugs has been lost. The simple fact is that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and royal princes to crack whores and street kids, from the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime. High Society is a story about Britain today, a criminal nation in which everybody is either breaking the law or knows people who do. It takes the reader on a hilarious, heartbreaking and terrifying journey through the kaleidoscope world that the law has created and from which the law offers no protection
Inconceivable by Ben Elton( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Lucy first suggested they make a baby, Sam was gung ho. After all, sleeping with his wife is one of Sam's favorite things to do. Then out came the thermometers, followed by the holistic home remedies not to mention some humiliating bouts with specimen jars."--Back cover of print version
Black Adder I by Mandie Fletcher( Visual )

92 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackadder family fortunes are very dire indeed and Edmund is now serving as butler to the dimwitted Prince of Wales, son of the mad King George III. As always the ever loyal Baldrick stands salaciously by his side
Andrew Lloyd Webber's love never dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set 10 years later, the Phantom has escaped from Paris to New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, all that is missing is his love Christine Daae. In a bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan, to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island... they have no idea what lies in store for them... You truly haven't experienced Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies until you see this spectacular new Australian production, filmed at Melbourne's iconic Regent Theatre
The first casualty by Ben Elton( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conscientious objector is released from prison and sent to the front lines to investigate the death of a British officer and celebrated poet
Meltdown by Ben Elton( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the irresponsible, ignorant bliss of financial boom, city trader Jimmy and his family are forced to confront financial meltdown in this hilarious and deeply pertinent domestic drama
Blind faith by Ben Elton( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling version of the world to come - or something rather closer to what we call reality? Imagine a world where what a person "feels" and "truly believes" is protected under the law, whilst what is rational, even provable is condemned as heresy. Imagine it - or just wait until After The Flood. On a hot Sagittarian morning in the year 56 ATF, Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of near-naked, tattooed people. He is confronted by the intimidating figure of his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he think he's different or special in some way? Does he have something to hide? Elton imagines a post-apocalyptic world where religious intolerance combines with a sex-obsessed, self-centric culture
Chart throb by Ben Elton( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chart Throb" is the ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Ben Elton, author of "Popcorn and Dead Famous" returns to blistering comic satire with a savagely hilarious deconstruction of the world of modern television talent shows. "Chart Throb" is about one winner and a whole bunch of losers
Love never dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to "the Phantom of the Opera" is set in America in Coney Island, ten years later. Coney Island is a fantastic place, the great eighth wonder of the world. It was the place where all the freaks and oddities went and of course the "Phantom" could be absorbed there. He's gone with Madame Gieru, his old friend, and with Meg, her daughter. He's now the big mogul of Coney and is now running the whole place and that's where the story starts
Two brothers by Ben Elton( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin 1920 Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice
Stark by Ben Elton( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stark is a secret consortium with more money than God and the social conscience of a dog on a croquet lawn. What's more, it knows the Earth is dying. Deep in Western Australia where the aboriginals used to milk the trees, a planet-sized plot is taking place. Some green freaks pick up the scent. It you're facing the richest and most disgusting scheme in history you have to do more than stick up two fingers and say peace
Gridlock by Ben Elton( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirisk roman om bilen og hvad den betyder for mennesket
The young ones every stoopid episode( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain
Ben Elton's The thin blue line the complete line-up( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rowan Atkinson stars as Inspector Raymond Fowler, leader of a dedicatedly incompetent squad of keyston kops in a tiny British town. Contains all 14 episodes from series 1 & 2
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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.23 for Andrew Llo ... to 0.75 for Stark / ...)

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Ben Elton britischer Schriftsteller, Bühnenautor und Komiker

Ben Elton britisk komikar og skodespelar

Ben Elton britisk komiker og skuespiller

Ben Elton Brits acteur

Ben Elton brittisk komiker och skådespelare

Ben Elton comico, scrittore e sceneggiatore britannico

Elton, Ben, 1959-

Elton, Benjamin Charles.

Elton, Benjamin Charles‏ 1959-

Бен Элтон Английский комик, писатель и актёр

Элтон, Бен

אלטון, בן

בן אלטון

बेन एल्टन

엘튼, 벤 1959-

엘튼, 벤자민 찰스 1959-

エルトン, ベン

Blackadder remasteredBlast from the pastPast mortemDead famousHigh societyInconceivableThe first casualtyMeltdown