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BBC Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,584 works in 4,166 publications in 2 languages and 194,471 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Romance television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Historical television programs  Television series  Melodrama  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia, Miss Matty becomes concerned about another young person, Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother. She decides to intervene and engineers an invitation that will bring the four young people together. But when tragedy strikes, she fears she has opened a Pandora's box from which Cranford will never recover
Monarch of the glen( Visual )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archie continues his struggles to make Glenbogle a success and sort out his complicated love life. Includes all eleven episodes from the third series, Richard Brier's last
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax
Wallander by Henning Mankell( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In An Event in autumn, Wallander finds the remains of a young woman buried at the back of his garden. When another woman's body washes up on the shore, Wallander searches for the connection. In The Dogs of Riga, the corpses of two Latvian men, covered in mafia tattoos, are discovered in Ystad harbor. When Wallander travels to Riga in search of the killers, he becomes entangled in a web of corruption. And in Before the frost, a childhood friend of Linda Wallander goes missing. Wallander and Linda worry for her safety when they find links between her and a murderer
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Simon Langton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the lively, precocious and very eligible Bennet girls captures all the nuances of 18th century life among the English gentry, a society obsessed with profitable marriage contracts
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a richly portrayed society well-stocked with eccentric nobles and gossipy villagers, this story centers around 17-year-old Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a respected country doctor. The well-ordered world of Molly's childhood is soon to be complicated by new people and unexpected situations. Most devastating is her father's decision to remarry after many years of widowhood. Molly's faltering efforts to cope gracefully with an impossible stepmother, a beguiling stepsister, burdensome secrets and burgeoning romance ring as true today as when Elizabeth Gaskell wrote the novel in 1865
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple meet again seven years after their engagement ended
Emma by Jane Austen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Woodhouse is a young woman so devoted to meddling in the lives and romances of others that she may miss her chance to learn about love firsthand
The vicar of Dibley( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleepy English village of Dibley is plunged into an uproar when its new vicar turns out to be a woman. And not just any woman, but the unconventional Geraldine Granger who brings her own earthy spirit and humor to the pulpit
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda is a sensitive, intelligent, young man haunted by secrets that shroud his birth. Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful gambler short on cash. When the two meet, sparks fly
Mansfield Park by Iain B MacDonald( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"True virtue triumphs over superficiality in this distinguished BBC production of Jane Austen's celebrated novel set in 18th century England. Young, impoverished Fanny Price arrives at the elegant estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by everyone except her cousin Edmund, she begins her long struggle for acceptance by her shallow relatives, who believe wealth automatically means quality"--Container
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a linen-weaver is falsely accused of a crime, he becomes a selfish, despondent miser until his life is changed by an abandoned child whom he adopts
Walking with dinosaurs( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 155-million-year history of dinosaurs from the aggressive Coelophysis, who first learned to hunt in packs, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most terrifying carnivore on the planet. Uses computer animation superimposed on a liveaction background
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistable. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
 
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Simon Schama's Power of art
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Monarch of the glenBleak HouseWallanderAuschwitz : inside the Nazi stateSimon Schama's Power of artWives and daughtersHow art made the worldDaniel Deronda