Most widely held works by Clive Merrison
The history boys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success.
Heavenly creatures ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and German and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Based on an actual crime, Heavenly Creatures is the story of two teenage girls who form an intense bond that leads to shocking consequences.
William Shakespeare's King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, King Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him best.
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Volume 1 by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Twelve stories featuring Sherlock Holmes.
The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes radio dramatization by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Silver blaze, the favorite for the Wessex Cup, has disappeared. With only days to go before the race, Holmes has his work cut out for him. In the second story, whose is the face at the upstairs window, "livid, deadly, yellow, and with something set and rigid about it, which was shockingly unnatural?" In the third story, young Hall Pycroft finds his suspicions are quickly aroused in his new job by a shoddy office and the odd behavior of his office. Call for Holmes... In the fourth story, the young Holmes, just down from university, solves his very first case: the mystery of a Justice of the Peace and an old sailor, Hudson--seemingly the devil himself.
The history boys by Alan Bennett ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
What is the purpose of education? Is it to pass exams or is it to encourage a desire for learning? For General Studies teacher Hector, it is to make pupils think for themselves, to ignite a passion for something that can sustain them throughout their lives. Offered by new substitute Mr. Irwin--for whom truth is the first casualty of exam-passing--are techniques that are most likely to impress a bored examiner. The formidably precocious grammar school boys themselves chase the Holy Grail for a crème-de-la-crème career path: passing an Oxbridge entrance exam.
The English patient ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The American allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light.
Sherlock Holmes, his last bow radio dramatization by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Mr. John Scott Eccles wakes to find that his host and all the domestic staff have vanished and downstairs, the police find grim evidence of voodoo rites. In the second story, the morning mail brings Miss Susan Cushing a gruesome surprise. Who would want to send a gentle spinster two severed human ears? In the third story, a local landlady has an eccentric lodger who is causing her grave concern especially after her husband was abducted, obviously mistaken for someone else. In the fourth story, Holmes is asked by his brother, Mycroft, to uncover how top secret plans for the Bruce Partington sumarine could have been stolen from the Woolwich Arsenal.
A Study in scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
In this first Sherlock Holmes story, Dr. Watson is at a loose end until a chance encounter leads him to take rooms with a remarkable young man. The arrogant, irascible Sherlock Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician and an expert on all aspects of crime. When Watson is drawn into the investigation of a bizarre murder in which Holmes is involved, he is unaware that it is the beginning of the most famous partnership in the history of criminal detection.
The casebook of Sherlock Holmes radio dramatiation by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
A return to the supernatural for Holmes as he investigates the case of a baby with two small wounds on his neck and a woman with blood on her lips. In the second story, only three men with the rare surname Garrideb are needed to claim an eccentric American's $15 million estate, but Holmes' suspicions are aroused when a reclusive old man is asked to leave his cluttered room for the day. In the third story, a singal, sensational deduction stands at the heart of this excellent story of passion and unrequited love, and Holmes finds an interesting use for Watson's revolver. In the fourth story, a noted professor suddenly begins acting very strangely, and when he starts scuttling about on all fours, Holmes is asked to find an explanation.
The return of Sherlock Holmes volume 1 by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Marc Chagall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
This film portrait, made shortly before the death of Chagall in 1985, takes the viewer on a journey through time and place on the trail of this enigmatic artist. Eventually to become the grand old man of French painting, Chagall began life in a Jewish ghetto in Russia. He escaped the restrictions of his background and moved to Paris, where he rubbed shoulders with artists such as Matisse, Leger and Dufy. There he began to create the floating surrealistic style which has remained his hallmark.
The novels of Sherlock Holmes radio dramatization by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Vol. I ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these adventures, part of the unique fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels featuring the world-famous sleuth.
The hound of the Baskervilles ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Sir Henry Baskerville is bequeathed an eerie estate on the moors which has a legend attached to it of a mysterious hound. At first this is dismissed as nonsense, but when a murder occurs Sir Henry wisely sends for the omnisient Holmes. The setting of the moors provides a mysterious and gloomy background for Conan Doyle's novel and it takes all of Sherlock Holmes' powers of reasoning to work out what lies behind the mysterious legend. Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in this adventure, part of the unique fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels featuring the world-famous sleuth.
Sherlock Holmes essentials. Vol. 1 the favorite stories of Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Presents six mystery stories about the adventures of the intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler Dr. Watson.
The return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective is one of the most enduring popular sleuths of all time. On 3 November 1989, Sherlock Holmes was given a new voice by Clive Merrison in 'A Study in Scarlet', co-starring Michael Williams as the faithful Doctor Watson. Nearly nine years later the same two lead actors, team of dramatists and directors completed a unique project: the dramatisation of the complete canon of 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories and four novels. Now for the first time, 12 of these ever-popular adventures are available individually on CD.
Sherlock Holmes the hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
This collection of stories continues the adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle's much-loved fictional detective. In these intriguing tales, Holmes and Watson solve cases that range from the suspicious to the strange, and encounter mysteries such as vanishing staff, secret plans and eccentric lodgers. Holmes is also struck down by a rare tropical disease, and lured away from retirement to help his country on the eve of war.
William Shakespeare's Henry VI by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Traces the personal and political fortunes of King Henry VI, from the time of his childhood to youth and marriage to the beautiful but ruthless Margaret of Anjou, and through the power struggles of his subjects the Yorkists and Lancastrians, ending with the growing influence of sinister Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
Riddles of the sphinx ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
A landmark fusion of feminism and formal experimentation that seeks to create a non-sexist film language. Invoking and challenging traditional interpretations of the Oedipus story as a movement from matriarchal culture to patriarchal order, the film also probes representation in film itself.
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