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Bolam, James 1935-

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Most widely held works by James Bolam
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy (a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France) about all kinds of love--physical and intellectual, sentimental and cynical, enduring love between friends, and romantic love at first sight
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 528 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
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

35 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 514 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
New tricks( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 473 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 462 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 )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Tricks follows a team of grumpy retired coppers back on the job investigating unsolved and cold cases. Firmly stuck in the past, their unorthodox policing methods clash with the political correctness of a modern police force. Despite her best efforts to keep them on the straight and narrow, their boss Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman) has to concede that sometimes the rules are there to be broken
New tricks( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They may have handed in their badges and collected their pensions years ago, but Lane, Standing and Halford are back for a third series, still working at the London Metropolitan Police as civilians investigating unsolved crimes as part of boss Pullman's team, Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). In this third series, the team have more to worry about than just fire and brimstone when they investigate the chilling death of a member of a witches' coven. Did black magic play a part in the murder? In the office, things get personal when Halford discovers the truth behind his wife's death, while Pullman has to decide whether she should apply for promotion - and leave the team
New tricks( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 452 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 )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Superintendent Sandra Pullman ... heads a team of aging detectives pulled out of retirement for a job they're uniquely qualified to do: tackle cold cases--some of them decades old"--Container
New tricks( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 438 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 )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman heads the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad, cracking unsolved crimes from the past. She and her team of three ex-policemen employ modern cutting-edge forensics and often resort to unconventional methods to close a case
Midsomer murders by John Nettles( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member 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
Shades of darkness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 358 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 329 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 254 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 254 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 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
New tricks( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 241 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."
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a trio of witches prophesize Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
The island on Bird Street by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member 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
To kill a king( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 219 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
 
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Alternative Names
Bolam, James, 1938-

James Bolam Actor

James Bolam britisk skodespelar

James Bolam britisk skuespiller

James Bolam Brits acteur

James Bolam brittisk skådespelare

James Bolam brytyjski aktor

Джеймс Болэм

Languages
English (169)

Spanish (8)

French (1)

Italian (1)

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New tricksNew tricksMidsomer murdersShades of darknessThe Beiderbecke affair