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Bolam, James 1935-

Overview
Works: 310 works in 619 publications in 1 language and 11,668 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery television programs  Television cop shows  Television series  Televised plays  Television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Director, Costume designer
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 )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy about all kinds of love--physical and intellectual, sentimental and cynical, enduring love between friends, and romantic love at first sight
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson( Visual )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 503 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 )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a tender and moving study of a family at breaking point, a story of love, repressed emotions and of ultimate redemption
New tricks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 474 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 )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 452 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 )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 450 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 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 432 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 )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 417 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 )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 410 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 406 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 by Alun Armstrong( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 402 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
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 369 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 345 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
Helen Mirren at the BBC( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apple cart: The king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet wanting a constitutional monarchy
Dirty tricks( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 255 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
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a trio of witches prophesy 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 228 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 )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 215 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 213 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."
The Beiderbecke affair( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 204 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
 
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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 (114)

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New tricksNew tricksMidsomer murdersShades of darkness