Most widely held works by Zenith Productions
The dead ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Details a Christmas dinner at the house of three spinster musician sisters in 1904 Dublin, attended by friends and family. Among the visitors are the sisters' nephew Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta. The evening's reminiscences bring up melancholy memories for Gretta about her first, long-lost love when she was a girl in rural Galway. Her recounting of this tragic love to Gabriel brings him to an epiphany: he learns the difference between mere existence and living.
Velvet goldmine ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
It's been 10 years since glam-rock superstar Brian Slade faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now, it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance!
Inspector Morse, the dead of Jericho collection set ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring murderers to justice.
The hit ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
In London in 1973, Willie Parker informed on his gangster colleagues. Afterward, he's packed off to the south of Spain to live out his days far from the reach of the criminals he has put away. Ten years go by in peace, until one day he returns home, is kidnapped, and given into the hands of Mr. Braddock and his assistant Myron. They are to deliver him to Paris, and the boss he put away. Trouble is, Willie totally accepting of his fate--a former criminal turned Zen master--which unnerves Braddock and Myron to no end. The beleaguered hit men are burdened with a female witness, the Spanish police are after them, and soon nothing is going according to plan.
Sid and Nancy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Sid & Nancy chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of Punk's most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
Insignificance ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for a compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play. With a combination of whimsy and dread, director Nicolas Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of cold war America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's simmering nuclear fears.
The dead ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Gabriel and Gretta Conroy are enjoying a holiday party when Gretta begins to have poignant memories of a former lover who is deceased. Gabriel begins to see his life in an entirely new light with the shattering revelation of Gretta's secret past.
Graceland, the African concert ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
The music from the Graceland album performed in concert in Harare, Zimbabwe. Songs include Township jive, Boy in the bubble, Gumboots, Whispering bells, Bring him back home, Crazy love II, I know what I know, Jinkel E. Maweni, Soweto blues, Under African skies, Nomathemba, Hello my baby, Homeless, Graceland, You can call me Al, Stimela, Diamonds on the soles of her shoes, N'Kosi sikeleli Africa.
Escape from Sobibor ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
True story of the mass escape of Jewish prisoners from the Nazi death camp at Sobibor, Poland.
Simple men ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Two brothers go after their father, a former all-star shortstop and mad-bomber anarchist, when he breaks out of jail, and discover on their trek through deepest, darkest Long Island that sometimes even the oddest things really are just what they seem.
Inspector Morse. The last enemy collection set ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Morse and his partner, Detective Sergeant Lewis, solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice.
Inspector Morse. Last bus to Woodstock ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Inspector Morse uncovers a web of intrigue, blackmail and hidden passion in a local insurance office, when he investigates the death of a young secretary.
The ghost in the machine ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Valuable paintings are stolen from the estate of Sir Julius Hanbury, and when Sir Julius himself disappears Morse and Sergeant Lewis are called upon to investigate the minds and morals of the aristocracy to solve the mystery.
Absolute conviction ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Bailey, Thornton and Cryer were eighties entrepreneurs until it was found that they had stolen millions of pounds from their investors. All three are serving sentences in the same prison where Cryer is found dead in his cell. It looks like a heart attack but the pathologist's report quickly points to murder. Morse and Lewis go behind bars to investigate but must tread carefully with the prison governor.
Inspector Morse. Deadly slumber ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Avril Steppings is permanently brain damaged after a minor operation. When the doctor who runs the clinic that treated Avril is murdered, Inspector Morse has an immediate suspect, Avril's father.
Driven to distraction ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Morse's investigations into the apparently motiveless murder of a young woman lead him to question his own driving ability and to consider selling his coveted Mark 2 Jaguar.
The settling of the sun ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Morse is back at his Alma Mater when he is invited to present the trophy to the winner of a crossword competition at Oxford and a student attending the dinner is murdered.
Fat chance ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Romance threatens the well-ordered life of Inspector Morse when he is attracted to a female cleric whilst investigating the suspicious death of a young woman deacon. A strong candidate to become the first female chaplain of St. Saviour's College in Oxford, the victim had a vociferous group of supporters. But could the strong feelings surrounding the campaign have developed into murder?
Sid & Nancy ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Portrays the love affair between punk rock's famous bad boy, Sid Vicious, and his American groupie girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, from the initial euphoria of their romance to their tragic plunge into the vortex of drugs and self-delusion.
Promised land ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
An episode of Inspector Morse, an Oxford detective, in which he must go to Australia to locate the witness who gave them evidence in a gang killing several years back.
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