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Porter, Eric 1928-1995

Overview
Works: 191 works in 409 publications in 3 languages and 8,768 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Television programs  Personal narratives  Fiction  Television plays  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Porter
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
The world at war by ltd Thames Television ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container
The day of the jackal by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circa summer 1962, British and French police combine to find a professional killer who has been hired by the French OAS to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle, because the extremist group felt the general had betrayed them by granting independence to Algeria. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name Jackal, methodically prepares for his mission, while the authorities seek to uncover the plot that could stun the world
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born into a miserable workhouse orphanage, Oliver eventually flees to London, where the cheerful Artful Dodger immediately befriends him and introduces him to the villainous Fagin and his gang of thieves. Temporarily rescued from the prospect of a life of crime by the kindly Mr. Brownlow, Oliver finds himself pursued by savage thief Bill Sikes and the enigmatic Monks
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final years of the Russian Tsar and Empress are chronicled in this epic which begins in 1904. Tsar Nicholas II is celebrating the birth of his only son, the heir to the Russian throne. But all is not well in Russia, for it is at war with the Japanese and there is a growing threat of internal revolution. Empress Alexandra, searching for answers to troubles of her own, seeks the advice from the charismatic monk, Rasputin, who, many believe, has power over her. The Bolshevik unrest grows and The Duma, a parliament for the people, demands the Tsar's abdication. The Royal Family is imprisoned and then executed as a new government takes form under Lenin
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
BBC television adaptation of John Galsworthy's work, chronicling nearly 50 turbulent years of a wealthy English family
Why didn't they ask Evans? by Agatha Christie ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During a round of golf on a cliff-top course in Wales, Bobby Jones discovers a man lying gravely injured on the rocks below. His last words, "Why didn't they ask Evans?," leads Bobby and his friend on a quest to find out what happened to the man
Anna Karenina by Basil Coleman ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discover the epic saga of love, marriage, heartbreak, and tragedy among the 19th-century aristocracy in Anna Karenina. Young, vivacious, and breathtakingly beautiful, Anna seems resigned to a passionless marriage of convenience. But when she meets the dashing soldier, Count Vronsky, she risks scandal and ruin to pursue true love. Experience the unbridled passion and of Anna's star-crossed affair and its far-reaching effects on her family, friends, and social order
Antony and Cleopatra ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of William Shakespeare's play depicting the story of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, with exotic scenery and a cast of thousands
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Returning to Denmark, Prince Hamlet finds his father killed and the throne usurped by his uncle. Inspired by his father's ghost to seek vengeance, he is forced to consider the nature of murder and violence, revenge and intrigue, sex and desire, paranoia and madness and the very essence of humanity itself."--Container
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After escaping from the dreary workhouse where he has spent his childhood, Oliver runs away to London, only to fall in with Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their gang of young thieves. It is only with the revelation of Oliver's true identity that his troubles finally end
Winston Churchill, the wilderness years ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the life and career of Winston Churchill between 1929 and 1939
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare ( Visual )
in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of five of Shakespeare's tragic plays, featuring some of Britain's most distinguished actors and directors
William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details the passionate love affair of Mark Antony and Cleopatra of Egypt against a background of political intrigue, and land and sea battles. Shows the final death of the lovers
Hitler the last ten days ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recreation or dramatization of the last days of the Third Reich, Hitler behaving as if his empire were not crumbling around him. Incorporates actual historic footage
The final solution ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals how Hitler carried out the systematic extermination of millions of Jews in German death camps during World War II. Extensive use is made of period photos and film as well as shocking footage filmed by the Germans themselves. Also featured are moving, personal stories, told by death camp survivors and in-depth interviews with former German participants
The pumpkin eater ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told in a series of episodic flashbacks, the film is the story of a British housewife's emotional breakdown in the face of impending middle age. Jo, a beutiful woman with many children from several marriages, has a comfortable and seemingly stable marriage to a famous writer. But her husband lusts after other women and Jo becomes painfully aware that she is defined by the trappings of her bourgeois existence. Her realization sends her into a spiral of depression and rage
The lost continent ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nightmare begins when Captain Lansen attempts to transport illegal explosives and a motley group of passengers on a rusty tramp steamer that becomes stranded in the vast floating swamp of the mysterious Sargasso Sea. Under cover of night, the terrified travelers encounter unspeakable monsters, man-eating seaweed, vicious mutant pirates and stupendously endowed women
Agatha Christie : the Queen of Crime collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sparkling cyanide: An elderly husband and wife are unlikely looking secret agents brought in to investigate the murder of a powerful soccer club manager's beautiful trophy wife at a glitzy champagne event. Why didn't they ask Evans?: A local vicar finds a man lying fatally injured and unconscious on the rocks at the foot of a cliff. His last words before passing were spoken clearly to the vicar "Why didn't they ask Evans?".The Seven Dials mystery: Detective Bundle sets off to solve a grisly crime in which two foreign officers were murdered. The case is made more difficult when she enters the world of espionage and discovers the mysterious Seven Dials Club
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare. tragedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maintains all the tension of a murder mystery as it examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt and death
 
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