Bolam, James 1938-
Most widely held works by James Bolam
As you like it ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 1,479 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France.
In celebration ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Three sons return to the primitive Yorkshire mining town of their birth to celebrate their parents' fortieth wedding anniversary. During the celebration, their submerged hatreds and fears emerge from behind their model blue collar family facade.
The loneliness of the long distance runner ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Colin, a young rebel and promising distance runner, is chosen to represent his reform school in a track race. However, the opposition for Colin isn't another runner, it's the Establishment.
Shades of darkness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Delves into the world of the supernatural with six bizarre, inexplicable, and frightening ghost stories as told by some of the greatest mystery authors of all time.
Midsomer murders. Set two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Dead man's eleven: Schock ripples across the village of Fletcher's Cross when a prominent businessman's trophy wife is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. While the victim had no apparent enemies, her avaricious husband, Robert Cavendish, is hated by all. Death of a stranger: As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the woods, a filthy tramp runs for cover, stumbles and falls into a pit screaming. This suspicious death, and the puzzling behavior of several villagers, leads Barnaby to discover a tangle of sordid secrets. Blue herrings: When Muriel Harrap's lifeless body is found late one night in the elevator at Lawnside, a home for the elderly, everyone assumes she died of natural causes. But when another seemingly healthy woman dies, rumers of fraud and murder terrify the residents. Judgement day: Amid the excitement of preparations for the Perfect Village Competition in Midsomer Mallow, a local rogue is found brutally murdered. Barnaby discovers a wealth of suspects, all of whom appear to be lying, and a determination by the villagers to keep his investigation quiet so as not to jeopardize their chances in the competition.
New tricks. Season two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
With old-school detective work and a little state-of-the-art forensics, the veterans unearth a range of baffling crimes, including the murder of a lawyer, a racially motivated attack on an Asian bride, and a mysterious unidentified human torso. Includes the complete 8-episode second season.
The island on Bird Street ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
In times of war, courage is necessary for survival. Alex is an 11-year-old Jewish boy who lives in the Polish ghetto with his father and great-uncle, during WWII. When Nazis come to his city and clear the town, Alex manages to escape with the help of his family, but is left with only his pet mouse. Finding refuge in an abandoned building on Bird Street, Alex seeks inspiration from his favorite book while he and his pet await his father's return.
New tricks. Season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
As punishment for messing up a kidnap rescue and shooting a dog in the process, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman is re-assigned to the newly created unsolved murder squad. Due to a manpower shortage her team is made up of veteran detectives brought back onto the police force, bringing a 1970's mentality to modern policing. The team's first case is to re-investigate a twenty year old murder conviction which has suddenly come into question due to police corruption. Sifting through the lies, dubious motives and the police cover up during the first investigation, the unorthodox methods of the dinosaur detectives eventually discover what really happened twenty years ago. In the process, the squad clears up two murders and an armed robbery.
Dirty tricks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Part bawdy bedroom farce, part zany crime caper. The story about a charming underachiever on the run from the law. Sure, he's manipulative, money-grubbing, and completely amoral. But is he a murderer? Absolutely not, he insists, despite the pesky corpses piling up. After befriending an accountant, he beds the man's randy wife Karen before a wealthy widow next catches his eye. When Karen meets an untimely demise, a plodding police detective gets involved, and things take a decidedly dicey turn.
Helen Mirren at the BBC ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The changeling: Beatrice-Joanna is betrothed to one man, but loves another. She hires her father's servant to kill her betrothed, but is then horrified at what she has done.
To kill a king ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
1645: After years of civil war, King Charles I is overthrown and two heroes have emerged-- Lord General Thomas Fairfax and his best friend and deputy General Oliver Cromwell. Their friendship is threatened when Fairfax and his wife conspire to return the King to power, and Cromwell instead orders his execution, seizing control. His armies spread violence and fear throughout the country, and Fairfax realizes Cromwell must be stopped, and their bond as two comrades-at-arms irreparably broken.
The Beiderbecke affair ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
It never occurs to Trevor that dishy blondes don't usually sell jazz records door-to-door. He orders a set of Bix Beiderbecke LPs but receives the wrong items. While trying to locate the missing music, he and his girlfriend, Jill, stumble upon black market goods in a church basement, secret meetings in a parking lot. They find corruption at the highest levels. Helping them out are a couple of friends, an overzealous police officer, an elderly snoop, and a town planner with a drawer full of incriminating files.
New tricks. Season three ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Superintendent Sandra Pullman leads the unsolved crimes unit of the Metropolitan Police. Her team includes three aging former detectives lured out of retirement. Can a curmudgeonly trio of crime busters learn new tricks to crack tough crimes? Or are old-fashioned hunches and footwork still best?
High stakes by Dick Francis ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Owner Steve Scott withdraws his horses from his dishonest trainer, Jody Leeds, and Leeds finds just the way to get even.
The Beiderbecke connection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
The sequel to 'The Beiderbecke Affair' finds Trevor and Jill with a baby and a very odd friend of a friend staying at their house.
New tricks. Season 4 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman leads a motley crew of retired cops who solve cold cases. Includes all eight episodes from the fourth season.
Macbeth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Driven by ambition and an unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as they crumble beneath the weight of their crimes.
Armchair thriller. Set 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Dying day: Antony Skipling becomes convinced that someone is trying to kill him after he listens to a cassette left behind by a stranger. The limbo connection: Mark Omney is forced into desperate actions after his wife mysteriously disappears. Rachel in danger: Ten-year-old Rachel travels from Scotland to London to visit her father but she does not know that the man who meets her is not who he seems. The victim: When his daughter is kidnapped, Vincent Craig is determined to track down her captors, with unexpected results.
The Beiderbecke tapes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne have settled into domestic bliss when a barkeep gives Trevor a jazz tape. Only it's not jazz after all, but a top-secret conversation about dumping nuclear waste into the scenic Yorkshire dales. Soon Trevor and Jill are pursued by those who want the tape back.
New tricks. Season five ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
New Tricks follows a team of semi-retired and somewhat curmudgeonly detectives as they reinvestigate cold cases. The fifth season returns with more sharp writing, dry humor, and engrossing mysteries. Guest stars include Claire Bloom, James Fox, David Troughton, and Ronald Pickup. Includes bonus behind-the-scenes featurette.
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