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Blakeway Productions

Overview
Works: 64 works in 106 publications in 1 language and 8,011 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Historical television programs  Educational films  History  Biography  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PR2894.S53, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Blakeway Productions
Shakespeare uncovered : the stories behind the Bard's greatest plays( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts (Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant) to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays
Newton's dark secrets( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly discovered manuscripts reveal an Isaac Newton obsessed with religion, the occult, and alchemy
Shakespeare uncovered. the stories behind the Bard's greatest plays( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays, revealing not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare get his plots, and what cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the end, makes Shakespeare so great?
The war of the world : a new history of the 20th century by Niall Ferguson( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film considers the unparalleled stretch of violence during the 20th century as a single, unrelenting 'war of the world' that began with Japan's invasion of Russia in 1904 and continued through the Korean War all the way to an ongoing 'Third World's War'"--Original container
Royal cousins at war( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-part series that tells the story of the three monarchs who reigned over Europe's greatest powers at the outbreak of the First World War: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and King George V of England. The emerging divisions and rivalries between the inter-related houses of Europe brought change, tragedy and personal humiliation. Of the three great Imperial dynasties only George V remained standing. Monarchy was finished as a serious political force
The future of food : sustainability and security( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, local food producers in the West have faced a shrinking market share. But if well-intentioned Americans and Europeans stop eating vegetables from Africa, will Africans have more to eat? Or will we simply deprive African farmers of a living? This program delves into that issue and other food-related problems, some of which have solutions while others urgently await answers. Viewers are shown how tenuous food security in Kenya doesn't stop the country from exporting most of its produce to the West while potentially leasing large portions of arable land to Qatar. The film also profiles small U.K. growers, offers carbon footprint comparisons between livestock producers in New Zealand and Great Britain, and features commentary from Earth Policy Institute president Lester Brown and other experts"--FMG website
Crisis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, Pan Am was at the forefront of the jet age and was viewed as the epitome in quality airline service. But, as this program examines, the 1988 terrorist bombing of Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, was a blow from which the legendary brand never recovered. Learn about crises that affected Kellogg's, Ford, BP and Tylenol
Fostering brands( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode looks at how governments and strategic investors work to nurture and protect brands. Patents, copyright, and intellectual property laws are necessary to protect brand's image-as well as the wealth created by product manufacturing and sales
Innovation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 345 stores worldwide, IKEA is a global leader in home furnishings. This episode examines how research and development are the foundation behind IKEA, 3M, Burberry and more
Expansion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish Highlands provide the backdrop to this episode, featuring the centuries-old distillery responsible for the Johnnie Walker brands of blended whiskey, now with five distinct labels crafted to meet specific consumer tastes. Other brands discussed include: Gucci, Alfred Dunhill, Levi Strauss, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, and the Virgin Group
The power of brands( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valued at 79 billion dollars, Coca-Cola sells over two million beverages daily. As this program examines, quality and authenticity are only two of the brand attributes that make Coca-Cola, Disney, Cartier and other corporations global successes
Persistence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French winemaker Château Lafite is a heritage brand with a worldwide following. In this film, learn how persistence has maintained this brand for more than four centuries
Shakespeare uncovered: Hamlet With David Tennant( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acclaimed Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company's hit production (also a recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets fellow actors who've tackled this most iconic of roles, including superstar Jude Law, and compares notes on the role's titanic challenges. Tennant digs deep into the text about the doomed Danish Prince alongside the actors Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw. In this episode: An acclaimed Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company's hit production (also a recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets fellow actors who've tackled this most iconic of roles, including superstar Jude Law, and compares notes on the role's titanic challenges. Tennant digs deep into the text about the doomed Danish Prince alongside the actors Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coronation of Elizabeth II was an enormous logistical operation, and an event of huge cultural significance. Now, using hitherto unseen archives and with co-operation of the Palace, the diaries and papers of those at the heart of the planning are opened up to reveal the behind the scenes story of the Coronation
Thinking big( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Mundell helped create the euro. But why stop at Europe, he wondered. In the aftermath of 2008's global financial crisis, why not create a legal tender for the entire world? In this program, Mundell, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, and others build a strong case for reserve currency reform in order to stabilize the global economy and break the recurring cycle of boom and bust. Peking University's Michael Pettis, however, voices skepticism, declaring that a global currency, which by definition deprives countries of their vital prerogatives to adjust their interest rates and devalue their money, might harm the world economy more than it could possibly help it. Produced by the Open University. A part of the series Thinking Big
The secrets of Saint John Paul( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BBC broadcaster Edward Stourton was ushered into a room in one of Europe's most celebrated libraries, and shown a pile of papers so sensitive that only a handful knew they existed. They were the intimate letters of a saint, Pope John Paul II, to a Polish-American woman. This documentary reveals these letters to the world for the first time -- opening an unprecedented window into the inner life of a man in the act of making history
Queen Victoria's children( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best laid plans: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage. Behind closed doors, royal domestic life often seemed like a battlefield. Examined here is Victoria's tempestuous relationship with Prince Albert, their attempts to engineer the upbringing of their children and to save the monarchy by projecting a modern image of the Royal family
Shakespeare uncovered( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London especially for the series
Hockney by Randall Wright( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of David Hockney, legendary artist and an early icon for LGBTQ and AIDS activism
Shakespeare uncovered: The Comedies With Joely Richardson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acclaimed Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company's hit production (also a recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets fellow actors who've tackled this most iconic of roles, including superstar Jude Law, and compares notes on the role's titanic challenges. Tennant digs deep into the text about the doomed Danish Prince alongside the actors Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw. In this episode: All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Joely Richardson looks into a pair of cross-dressing comedies, with their missing twins, mistaken identities, and characters in disguise: Shakespeare's As You Like It and Twelfth Night
 
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