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Channel Four Films (Firm)

Works: 335 works in 947 publications in 7 languages and 33,129 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Children's films  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Channel Four Films (Firm)
Elizabeth : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 2,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown -- and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
The red violin by François Girard( Visual )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical red violin passes around the world from owner to owner. It originates in Italy, where its maker's wife dies in childbirth; next it surfaces in the eighteenth century as the instrument of a child prodigy. In the nineteenth century, we find ourselves in England, where the violin's owner, a composer, is having a passionate affair. Finally, it is taken to 20th century China, where it must be hidden to prevent its destruction by Maoists
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( Visual )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four friends try to make it in the world on their own terms, turning to heroin to escape the banalities of modern-day existence
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy about a young man who meets the girl of his dreams at a friend's wedding. However, she slips through his fingers when the timing seems wrong, and they meet at three more weddings and a funeral before the two finally connect
The Madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George III loses the colonies in the American Revolution, his eccentric behavior becomes nothing less than mad. With Parliament battling for increased power and the Prince of Wales plotting his own rise to the throne, King George's unpredictable behavior sets the stage for a thrilling game of betrayal, politics and palace intrigue
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead (Daniel Day-Lewis), who volunteers to help make his dream a reality. This culture-clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, which dares to address racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher's England
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The close-knit Mundys live in peace in rural Ireland in 1936; but when Michael Mundy's father arrives, secrets begin to break out
The crying game by Neil Jordan( Visual )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus changes his name and gets a job as a day laborer. He starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' real background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus does not know either
Endgame by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for P.W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved
Brassed off! by Mark Herman( Visual )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired miner leads the Grimley Colliery Band, the brass band that the town's miners play in after hours. His hope is to lead them to victory in a national brass band competition, even though they are worried by rumors the mine may close. They acquire a new musician when the granddaughter of a former bandsman comes back to town-- assigned to help determine whether to make the mine closing definite. A story about two old friends and ex-lovers whose surprise reunion turns their lives and the lives of everyone else in town hilariously upside down
The Imposter by Bart Layton( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Spain. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child's return?
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last
Peter & the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated version of Prokofiev's classic tale of a mischievous boy and his animal friends who capture a wolf
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
Dark horse( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at a small group of friends in a former mining town in Wales who decide to breed a racehorse, Dream Alliance, who goes on to have a prodigious career on the track
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young girl, Nagiko became her father's canvas each year on her birthday, as he'd paint on her face and neck the creation myth in elaborate, elegant calligraphy. As a young woman, she finds pleasure in continuing the practice with a succession of lovers, particularly a bisexual translator who becomes a pawn in an escalating game of revenge on the publisher who once exploited her beloved father's work
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman who was taken prisoner and tortured 15 years ago may have found the man responsible
Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat band of TV journalists, lead by hotshot Jimmy Flynn, report from a devastated war-torn country. The action intensifies when one of the journalists crosses the line and risks his life in a bold attempt to smuggle an orphaned girl to safety
Beautiful thing by Hettie MacDonald( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door
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