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Bolam, James 1938-

Works: 287 works in 522 publications in 1 language and 11,039 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Television plays  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Director, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Bolam
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,813 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 )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 514 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 )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member 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
New tricks( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 471 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 )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 417 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 )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 414 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 412 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 400 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 )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 392 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
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 378 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
New tricks( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 378 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
New tricks( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman's unconventional team of ex detectives may be eccentric, bend the rules, ignore procedure, follow their hunches and take risks, but they get results. UCOS (the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad) has the best clear-up rate in the Force. Series 7 sees them reopening the files on the death of a boxer, the high-profile abduction of a debutante in 1983, a fraudulent businessman, the murder of a celebrated graffiti artist, the abduction and murder of a five-year-old boy, the stabbing of an 80s fashion designer, and the suspicious suicide of a college professor. Gerry tries to give up smoking (without success), then decides his image could do with an update. An invitation to a school reunion has Pullman wondering whether it's time to face up to her past, and she is also forced to confront her half-brother when he seeks her out. Brian is concerned that wife Esther's youthful left-wing leanings might have put them under the gaze of MI5, and Jack regrets never having gone to university and decides to do something about it. Includes all 10 episodes from Series 7
Shades of darkness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 368 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 )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 333 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
Dirty tricks( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 251 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
Helen Mirren at the BBC( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apple cart: The king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet wanting a constitutional monarchy
The island on Bird Street( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 235 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 231 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
New tricks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 216 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."
To kill a king( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 214 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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