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Giles, David 1926-2010

Overview
Works: 264 works in 1,090 publications in 4 languages and 15,256 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Historical films  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Romance films  Television plays 
Roles: Director, Restager , Actor, Author, fmd, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Giles
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

74 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)
Mansfield Park by Iain B MacDonald( Visual )

73 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny is an impoverished young woman, snubbed by society, who earns the respect and love of her cousin in this BBC mini-series adaptation of the Jane Austen classic set in 19th century England
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

79 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Shakespeare's plays portraying the emergence of England's most admired national hero, Henry V. He unites his people as he embarks on the invasion of France, deals justly with traitors, tirelessly leads his soldiers to victory and ensures future peace by his marriage to the Princess of France. Shakespeare examines these qualities that make a successful ruler and shows the prince in terms of isolation and responsibility that his success entails
The second part of King Henry the Fourth containing his death and the coronation of King Henry the Fift by William Shakespeare( Visual )

77 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play that portrays the colorful panorama of Medieval English life. The revolt against Henry is finally crushed and the king broods over the uncertain future of his son. Henry IV dies, Falstaff is banished, and Prince Hal is crowned Henry V
The life & death of King John by William Shakespeare( Visual )

67 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King
The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope( Visual )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy community of Barchester is rocked from its complacency when a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of Richard II, Henry assumes the throne, and is immediately confronted with rebellion by Owen Glendower, Douglas of Scotland, Northumberland and his son Hotspur. The play also treats the moral development of the king's son Hal (later Henry V) as he appears to waste his youth in London taverns in the company of the irresponsible Sir John Falstaff
Paradise road by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy( Visual )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1969, an internationally acclaimed BBC show began airing on the fledgling public broadcasting network. The Forsyte Saga, in telling the remarkable story of a nouveau riche English family, introduced America to a new kind of TV. Millions of Americans devoted the next half-year of their lives to following the frank treatment of all sins, foibles and peccadilloes of the Forsytes and their circle. The passing decades can never the erase the memory of their extraordinary evenings with the Forsytes: Kenneth More as Jo, the philosophical outsider; Eric Porter as Soames, the grasping man of property; Nyree Dawn Porter as Irene, "born to be loved and to love" and in later episodes, Susan Hampshire in an Emmy-winning performance as Fleur, Soame's 'restless' daughter. The series was so popular that Masterpiece Theatre was created to meet the new demand for great literary adaptations. With 150 characters, 2,000 separate costumes and over 100 sets, this sprawling yet intimate saga continues to move, provoke and entrance viewers today."--Publisher
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary actress Patricia Routledge returns as 60ish housewife turned gumshoe Hetty Wainthropp in this popular PBS Mystery! series. Includes six episodes, two of which have not aired on PBS
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housewife turned gumshoe Hetty Wainthropp is back for another round of solving mysteries. Both steely and motherly, she takes no prisoners and puts on no airs, using her dowdy appearance to blend into her surroundings
The mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffer an agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge. He attempts to right the long-ago wrong and sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction
Henry IV, part 1 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

62 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Henry IV, Part I
The Strauss family( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of the Strauss family is an epic story spanning more than 85 years. From father Johann Strauss to his eldest son Schanni, it was a tradition not only of music, but of the wealth, fame and jealousies common to popular musicians throughout the ages
The first Churchills( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the 50-year marriage of John and Sarah Churchill, the first Churchills to make their mark on British history. John was a handsome and charismatic general who won the battles that shaped the future of England. Sarah was a fiery beauty whose passion and intellect made her a favorite at court and won the undying devotion of her husband. The turbulent history of 17th century England is seen through the eyes of Sarah, and are filtered through her love for John and their shared love of England
The Jane Austen collection by Jane Austen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popularity of the adaptations of Jane Austen's novels is staggering. Much is attributed to her use of such universal themes as marriage, social pressure, and the generation gap; many love her strong, spirited and unpretentious heroines and her emphasis on reason, moderation, fidelity and consideration; but most of all it is her sparkling dialogue, razor-sharp wit, marvellous characters and ingeniously intricate plots that have made her a small-screen success. All of these are intrinsic in the BBC television adaptations of the Austen novels. "Emma" perfectly balances humour and romance; "Persuasion" has a great strong heroine; "Sense and sensibility" features the duelling of spirited sisters; "Mansfield Park" can claim Austen's most outrageous supporting characters; "Northanger Abbey" marvellously satirizes gothic romances, while the electric sensuality of "Pride and prejudice" has, with the courtship of Elizabeth and Darcy, remained everyone's favourite love story
The Second part of King Henry the Fourth : containing his death, and the coronation of King Henry the Fift [sic] by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play. The revolt against Henry is finally crushed; yet the king, tired and sick, dies, and his son Hal is crowned Henry V
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, one sensible and one impulsive, wrestle with their attractions to unavailable and unsuitable men
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled King Richard II
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Barchester Chronicles
Alternative Names
David Giles Brits televisieregisseur (1926-2010)

Дэвид Джиллз

דייוויד ג'יילס במאי טלוויזיה בריטי

Languages
English (642)

German (3)

Swedish (1)

Italian (1)

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Hetty Wainthropp investigatesHetty Wainthropp investigatesThe mayor of Casterbridge