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Bolam, James 1935-

Overview
Works: 309 works in 686 publications in 1 language and 11,762 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Television cop shows  Television series  Television programs  Detective and mystery television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Director
Classifications: PN1992.77, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Bolam
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

42 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare at his funniest, posing serious questions in the most lighthearted tone. Is there a "natural difference" between a Duke's daughter and a commoner? Are men and women really that different or is it just their roles in society? Some of these characters briefly discard the roles they've played in life, while others adopt new ones. In the end, they all learn something about themselves
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his priviledged status as the Governor's prize runner
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member 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
New tricks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member 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
New tricks( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hit British crime series returns with new mysteries. Aging cops and traditional sleuthing trump high-tech gadgets and modern criminology. As one of the most-watched shows on British television, New Tricks features strong writing, wry humor, and a splendid cast
New tricks( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member 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
New tricks( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member 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
New tricks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hit British crime series returns with new mysteries. Aging cops and traditional sleuthing trump high-tech gadgets and modern criminology. As one of the most-watched shows on British television, New Tricks features strong writing, wry humor, and a splendid cast
New tricks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member 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?
New tricks by Alun Armstrong( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member 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
Shades of darkness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member 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
The Beiderbecke affair( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member 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
Helen Mirren at the BBC( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue remembered hills: Two years before the end of WWII, seven children play in the woods until a prank turns deadly
Dirty tricks( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member 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 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
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member 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
The island on Bird Street by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an 11-year-old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis, after all his relatives have been sent to the concentration camp
To kill a king( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member 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
New tricks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For eight years, the old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad--veteran detectives Jack Halford (James Bolam, The Beiderbecke Affair), Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong, Garrow's Law), and Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney)--have been a close-knit team. Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman, Sexy Beast)their beautiful, younger boss, they have solved cold cases with classic policing skills and easy camaraderie. Before long, Sandra finds a replacement in retired detective Steve McAndrew. A chatty, enthusiastic Scot, Steve treads on toes but gives the hit British series a "charm injection."
 
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Alternative Names
Bolam, James, 1938-

James Bolam Actor

James Bolam attore inglese

James Bolam britisk skodespelar

James Bolam britisk skuespiller

James Bolam Brits acteur

James Bolam brittisk skådespelare

James Bolam brytyjski aktor

Джеймс Болэм

ג'יימס בולאם שחקן אנגלי

جیمز بولام بازیگر بریتانیایی

Languages
English (131)

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