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BBC Films

Works: 439 works in 1,374 publications in 4 languages and 100,670 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Melodrama  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about BBC Films
Most widely held works by BBC Films
The boy in the striped pajamas by John Boyne( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a German officer befriends a young concentration camp prisoner
Billy Elliot by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand
Saving Mr. Banks by John Lee Hancock Movie( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama based on the life of author P.L. Travers and Walt Disney's attempt to gain the rights to adapt her novel 'Mary Poppins'. In 1961, when her book sales begin to decline, Travers (Thompson) reluctantly enters into negotiations with Disney (Hanks), who promised his daughters 20 years previously that he would turn their favourite story into a movie. Initially Travers is unyielding and flashbacks to her childhood in 1907 demonstrate why her novel and, in particular, her eponymous character are so precious to her. Eventually she agrees to let Disney go ahead with the movie but will she approve of the final outcome?
Revolutionary road by Sam Mendes( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank and April Wheeler live a life that appears to be perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job that he hates. One he places little effort at, but he has yet to figure out what his passion in life is. April is a housewife who forgoes her dream of being an actress. They are not happy. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life. Initially skeptical, Frank ultimately agrees to April's plan. When circumstances change around the Wheelers, April decides she will do whatever she has to to get herself out of her unhappy existence
Persuasion by Roger Michell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune
Jane Eyre by Cary Joji Fukunaga( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Clark, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old assistant director forms a friendship with American actress Marilyn Monroe on her first trip to London to film "The Prince and the Showgirl," butwhen Monroe's husband, playwright Arthur Mill er leaves for a trip to Paris, Clark seizes the opportunity to introduce Monroe to a world away from her Hollywood fame
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship
The other Boleyn girl by Natalie Portman( Visual )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history. A story of two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn who driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII"--Container
An education by Lone Scherfig( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic, older man can teach her
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize
Notes on a scandal by Judi Dench( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Covett (Dench) is a teacher who rules over her classroom with an iron fist, yet leads a desperate, solitary life outside it. That is, until she meets radiant new art teacher Sheba Hart (Blanchett). Although at first overjoyed with her newfound kindred spirit, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having an affair with a teenage student, her jealously and rage spiral out of control
Bright star by Jane Campion( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eastern promises by David Cronenberg( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. His carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova, a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the death of a teenager while giving birth to a baby, and she resolves to try and trace the baby's lineage and relatives. The girl has a personal diary, but it is written in Russian. Anna accidentally unleashes the full fury of the crime family, and Nikolai unexpectedly finds his loyalties divided. Hanging in the balance is a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution
Match point by Woody Allen( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former tennis pro Chris Wilton stumbles into good fortune when Chloe Hewett, the daughter of a wealthy businessman and the sister of one of his tennis students, falls in love with him. But when Chris meets Nola, a much deeper passion is stirred. His desire isn't deterred even after he discovers that Nola is already dating Chloe's brother. But when their affair threatens Chris's increasingly cozy lifestyle, Chris begins to consider a drastic solution
Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible
Iris by Richard Eyre( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tacks back and forth from the young Iris--ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal--to the elder Iris--slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's
The men who stare at goats by Grant Heslov( Visual )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporter Bob Wilton is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady, a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it
Fast food nation by Richard Linklater( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If it's true that we are what we eat, then how do we even know who we are? Don Anderson is trying to balance his search for the truth with an apparent desire not to do anything that might hurt his career. Raul and Sylvia, having crossed the border illegally, take up dangerous, stomach-turning jobs at the meat-processing plant. Amber is a teenage burger-slinger who wants to both change the world and get out of town. These two desires--to fight the system and to win by its rules--are not necessarily incompatible, though they may seem contradictory. Everyone has something to say, but hard ethical choices are set down by the logic of 21st-century consumer capitalism
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.07 for The boy in ... to 0.23 for Billy Elli ...)

An education
Alternative Names
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service. BBC Films.

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