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Joffe, Mark 1956-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 213 publications in 4 languages and 4,421 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television series  Television melodramas  Comedy films  Historical television programs  Romantic comedy films  Television crime shows  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Director, Author
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Joffe
A place to call home( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia
A place to call home( Visual )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing saga of nurse Sarah Nordmann and the Bligh family set in 1958 Australia
A place to call home( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama follows Sarah Adams, a nurse returning to 1950s Australia after twenty years in Europe. A convert to Judaism, Sarah emerged from the horrors of World War II strong, principled, and defiant--a modern woman still bearing the weight of her past
The matchmaker( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and German and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcy heads to a wee quaint Ireland burgh during its annual matchmaking festival, where she finds love and humanity amid the beer-guzzling, blarney-slinging locals
Cosi( Visual )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tyro director Lewis' plans to stage a variety show with a cast of mental asylum patients are overwhelmed by the ambition of Roy, one of the patients, to stage Cosi Fan Tutti, Mozart's opera, with the same inmates
Jack Irish( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Australian aid-worker is kidnapped by Muslim extremists, a high-stakes race to save his life pits East against West in these exciting new episodes. From the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to Melbourne, Jack Irish is caught in a global web of religious zealotry among right-wing Christians and media-savvy jihadists
Jack Irish( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Australian aid-worker is kidnapped by Muslim extremists, a high-stakes race to save his life pits East against West in these exciting new episodes. From the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to Melbourne, Jack Irish is caught in a global web of religious zealotry among right-wing Christians and media-savvy jihadists
The man who sued God by Mark Joffe( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Steve Myers is told the lightning that struck and obliterated his fishing boat was an Act of God and not a penny shall he receive, he decides that this excuse is not good enough. And so he sues God. -- Container
Spotswood by Mark Joffe( Visual )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of the staff and management of a moccasin factory recalls British Ealing comedies of the forties and early fifties
The Efficiency expert( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ball's Moccasins company is cash poor. And character rich. Make that characters rich - the odd balls and eccentrics that expert Errol Wallace (A. Hopkins) meets when he comes to rescue the family - ran enterprise
Jimmy Barnes : working class boy( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working Class Boy is the unflinching story of Jimmy Barnes' childhood--from the slums of Glasgow to the forlorn immigrant suburbs of Australia, to the day he is asked to join a band and finds his escape and true path with Cold Chisel. A powerful and confronting story of growing up amidst domestic violence, poverty and alcoholism, the film shows the impact on Jimmy as a child and consequences for him as a man. Raw and compassionate, full of elegantly staged live musical performances, this is a compelling story of childhood survival, family, a search for love and, finally, redemption
House of Hancock( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set primarily in the period 1980-2002, House of Hancock tells the epic story of the Hancock dynasty and the love triangle that emerged between the father Lang (Sam Neill), his daughter Gina (Mandy McElhinney) and his beautiful Filipina housekeeper Rose (Peta Sergeant). Lang and Gina are inseparable, the perfect team, and Gina is confident she will soon inherit the family business. But their relationship is rocked by a series of tumultuous events. First, Lang is furious when Gina marries a man old enough to be her father. Then Lang's beloved wife Hope dies. In an attempt to help her ailing father, Gina employs a new housekeeper to get him back on track, Rose Lacson from the Philippines, not realising this will be a decision that will tear their family apart. What follows is an increasingly bitter public feud lasting two decades: filled with forbidden love, murder accusations, drug charges, illegitimate children, court cases and epic betrayal, all played out in the media, and all for Gina to retain control over the staggering Hancock family fortune
House of Bond( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of Bond is the rags-to-riches tale that will expose Alan "Bondy" Bond's incredible rise and spectacular fall in the 1970s and 80s as the cheeky, knockabout Ten Pound Pom who fought his way from the back alleys of Fremantle to become the richest man in Australia and one of our greatest sporting heroes for winning the Americas Cup. Was Bond a hero? A villain? Or a little bit of both?
The great bookie robbery[videorecording] by John Bach( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story. On April 21, 1976, a band of gunmen invaded the Victoria Club in broad daylight, robbing all of the Melbourne bookmakers who congregated therein. The caper was pulled off so efficiently that no clues were left behind, thoroughly baffling the police. Inevitably, the case was solved when the thieves began to squabble amongst themselves, their arguments culminating in death and disaster
4 movie marathon romantic comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matchmaker: Marcy heads to a wee quaint Ireland burgh during its annual matchmaking festival, where she finds love and humanity amid the beer-guzzling, blarney-slinging locals
Nightmaster( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By day, Robbie and Amy are ordinary students. By night, they are the top contenders in a highly competitive simulated war game designed to test athletic prowess and intellectual superiority. Robbie remains champion of the game, pushed to the limit of his endurance by his extreme and obsessive martial arts instructor. When Robbie realizes the extent of his instructor's fanaticism, the once friendly game has become real life ... and real life has become a deadly game
Grievous bodily harm( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Martin's wife Claudine is missing. When he finds a videotape of Claudine in very compromising positions, Morris becomes murderously determined to find out what has happened to her
A place to call home( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final season, Sarah Nordmann finally marries wealthy landowner George Bligh. But as Sarah takes her place as lady of Ash Park, George's mother, Elizabeth, feels pushed out of the household. George's son, James, returns from abroad to start a business, while his daughter, Anna, lives in Hawaii with her sister-in-law, hiding a secret from the family. The Bligh's face tragedies, betrayals, and new beginnings that will challenge their relationships and change the courses of their lives
Jack Irish( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series: ...takes us from the cultural atoll of Fitzroy to the bustling city of Manila in the Philippines. Seemingly out of the blue, Jack is engaged to track down a missing man. The job is soon revealed to be an elaborate set up
Boy soldiers by Cliff Green( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1910 the Australian Government passed a law requiring boys aged between 15 and 17 to register for compulsory military training. This is the story of Will Barnes, a 14 year old conscientious objector who refuses to register
 
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Džoff, Mark 1956-

Languages
English (165)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

French (1)