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Bolam, James 1938-

Overview
Works: 280 works in 508 publications in 1 language and 10,803 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Television plays  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Detective and mystery television programs  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Director
Classifications: PN1992.77, 822.33
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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 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, a pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France
In celebration by David Storey ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 495 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
The loneliness of the long distance runner by Tony Richardson ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 474 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 455 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 403 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 400 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 395 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 )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 377 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 )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 377 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
Shades of darkness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 370 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
Midsomer murders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 370 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 365 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 - and never more so than in this fourth series of the hit drama. They are a strong team but each is driven by internal conflicts. Jack Halford (James Bolam) is hell bent on avenging his wife's death; Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong), a mixture of acute pessimism and hopeless optimism, begins to unravel emotionally; Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman) is juggling ex-wives and spiralling debts; and Sandra Pullman's trust in the boys is shattered when she discovers they have hidden a secret about her past from her. This series, the team reinvestigate cases involving bungled robberies; the glamorous but murky world of the modelling industry; paedophilia; the disappearance of an M.P.; an undercover operation at a nursing home; and a British hanging
New tricks ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 356 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
The Beiderbecke affair ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 334 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 247 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
Helen Mirren at the BBC ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 244 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 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 230 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
To kill a king ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 211 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 )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 198 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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