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Giles, David 1926-2010

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Most widely held works by David Giles
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Visual )

71 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,399 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
The life & death of King John by William Shakespeare( Visual )

70 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,117 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
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

45 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)
The second part of King Henry the Fourth containing his death and the coronation of King Henry the Fift by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 884 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
Paradise road by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Australian, British and Dutch women held captive by the Japanese in Sumatra after the fall of Singapore in 1942. In the midst of their brutal prisoner of war camp, the women form a vocal orchestra
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 759 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 responibility that his success entails
The Barchester Chronicles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 746 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 life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur by William Shakespeare( Visual )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 695 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
Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare( Visual )

77 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play. Upon 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)
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Visual )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play King Richard II
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 476 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
Henry IV, Part II by William Shakespeare( Visual )

59 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry, now in failing health and still embroiled in war, sends his second son Prince John of Lancaster to the battle. Prince John tricks and defeats the enemy while his older son, the Prince of Wales, is summoned away from Falstaff and his tavern circle to the king's bedside where he assumes the throne upon the death of the king
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 458 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
Hetty Wainthropp investigates( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wainthropp Detective Agency builds on earlier successes as Hetty, her husband Robert, and teenager Geoffrey grow in expertise and confidence. In these six further adventures, they come face-to-face with murderers, saboteurs, and charlatans of all types, while never shrinking from danger or losing their moxie
Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 391 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
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body in the library: "A beautiful spring morning is marred when the corpse of a platinum blonde is discovered in the library of Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry."
The first Churchills( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 249 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 )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensibility: The story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England
The Strauss family( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 202 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
 
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Alternative Names
David Giles Brits televisieregisseur (1926-2010)

Дэвид Джиллз

דייוויד ג'יילס במאי טלוויזיה בריטי

Languages
English (606)

German (3)