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BBC Scotland

Works: 316 works in 386 publications in 2 languages and 5,820 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Television plays  Film adaptations  Television programs  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PQ4835.I7, 791.4572
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Publications about BBC Scotland Publications about BBC Scotland
Publications by BBC Scotland Publications by BBC Scotland
Most widely held works by BBC Scotland
God on trial ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the harrowing ritual of selection for death or hard labor, a group of new inmates unsure of their appointed fates begins asking how God could allow for so much suffering. Impulsively, the men decide to put God on trial for abandoning His chosen people. Amid the outside sounds of prisoners being marched to the gas chamber, the trial unfolds. They group address the question: How can there be evil in a universe ruled by an all-powerful, benevolent God?
Monarch of the glen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archie's brother Paul returns to Glenbogle and is enlisted into helping to run the estate. Although this brings him into conflict with Archie and Lexie, it also allows Archie to think about his role and the world beyond Glenbogle
A history of Scotland [the complete ten-part series] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compelling and comprehensive series that charts the birth and growth of the Scottish nation. Each of the ten thought-provoking episodes brings a fresh perspective to Scotland's past and challenges many of the perceived notions of Scottish history. With stunning, award-winning cinematography and mesmerizing narrative, the series tells of battles and allegiances, political intrigue, and religious conflict. Includes a booklet
Jig ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features the remarkable story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Thousands of dancers, their families, and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama-filled week. Clad in wigs, makeup, fake tan, diamonds, and dresses costing thousands of pounds, they compete for the coveted world titles
Young James Herriot ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before he became famous, a wide-eyed and eager James Herriot arrived at Glasgow Veterinary College to pursue the career he'd dreamed of since childhood. Unfolding against the backdrop of profound social change at home and abroad, Young James Herriot is a fascinating look at the backstory of a beloved author
Hope Springs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-cons Ellie, Hannah, Shoo, and Josie have done their time. Now they just want to disappear to Barbados with the money they had stolen from Ellie's gangster husband, Roy. When a twist of fate leaves them without passports, they flee to a remote village in Scotland where they buy a run-down hotel
Sartre the road to freedom ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program uses archival footage, accounts by some of his close friends, and interviews with experts to analyze Sartre's life and existential outlook from the vantage point of World War II and its aftermath. Dramatized excerpts of Nausea and No exit underscore Sartre's themes of alienation and commitment and offer a glimpse of his vision of hell
European short films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second collection of European short films from Cinema16. This specially compiled two-disc edition of classic, cult and award winning shorts from European filmmakers marks the launch of Cinema16 in the US. It features previously unseen short films and early works by some of today's most notable European filmmakers, as well as award-winning films from its rising stars. The release features some of the best shorts from Cinema16's previous releases as well as some new additions
The crow road by Ian Banks ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prentice is searching for his long lost uncle who disappeared without a trace. When he discovers clues on a computer disc containing some of his uncle's notes to a novel, he embarks on a complex journey through his family's secretive past. No matter how shocking or dangerous his quest becomes, he is determined to find the answers and solve what turns out to be a ghastly mystery
Why reading matters ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program seeks to understand how the brain, which has evolved no hardwired 'reading center,' made the leap to literacy."--Container
The chemistry of life milestones in genetics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dr. Adam Rutherford explores how scientists began to probe ever deeper into the cell in order to unlock the secret of life. 'Chemistry of life' begins in Tübingen, Germany, where an unlikely experiment in 1869 provided the first clue. Using pus-covered bandages from injured Prussian War soldiers and the contents of a pig's stomach, Firedrich Miescher, a keen young scientist at Europe's first biochemistry lab, made a crucial discovery about the nucleus of all cells. He found a strange molecule never seen in nature before. Since it was only found in the nucleus, he called it "nuclein"; we now know it as DNA"--Container
The hidden kingdom early discoveries in cell science ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This amazing program explores the story of the scientific discovery that all life on Earth is made of cells. It was a shocking revelation that overturned centuries of scientific and religious dogma. However, it began not with a scientist by with a Dutch linen merchant, Antoni van Leeuwenhoeck. Follow Dr Adam Rutherford as he travels to van Leeuwenhoek's home town of Delft to discover how he revealed a hidden kingdom invisible to the naked eye, teeming with bizarre creatures he called 'animalcules' and how this discovery led to one of mankind's most complex scientific wonders"--Container
Carole Farley in The telephone and La voix humaine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performances of two operas
The secret world of materials ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It has only been in the last 60 years that science has unraveled the secrets of metal at the atomic level, learning how it can be strong enough to build empires but soft enough to be crumbled in the hand. In this program, materials scientist Dr. Mark Miodownik explains the history, production, and uses of metal
Charles Rennie Mackintosh a modern man ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes Mackintosh's life and art. Shows a major retrospective of his work mounted by the Glasgow Museum's McLellan Galleries
The secret world of materials ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science has created more new materials in the last 100 years than in all of the rest of history - and this is just the beginning. In this program, materials scientist Dr. Mark Miodownik explores the history, production, and use of plastic, including a new generation that takes its inspiration from nature
Split second by David Blair ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a moment of madness, a single act causes mayhem and destruction for corporate lawyer Michael Anderson (Clive Owen- Inside man, Closer, Sin city)-a man living on the edge. Always on the go and stressed out from the incessant pressures of work and family, Michael is a tightly-sprung bomb on the verge of exploding
Six characters in search of an author by Luigi Pirandello ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A director and a group of actors shooting a film are interrupted by the arrival of six people -- fictional characters in search of the writer who has abandoned them, unused, and incomplete. They demand that their story be finished, and to persuade the audience, recount their dark, strange histories."--Container
Heartbreak science ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Is the heart more than just a muscular pump? Does it have a neurological importance, or perhaps even a mental or emotional capacity, overlooked by modern science? This program examines controversial theories about the heart emerging from diverse perspectives. Dr. Rollin McCraty of central California's Institute of HeartMath outlines basic ideas of cardiac-related emotional intelligence; Dr. Gary Schwartz, director of the VERITAS Research Program at the University of Arizona, explains his notions of recurrent feedback and cellular memory and their basis in heart transplant cases; while Dr. Harry Burns, Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, offers a more mainstream medical view. Contains graphic footage of heart surgery. A Prospero Production for BBC."--Container
Supermarket sleuth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We're used to hearing bad news about our food. What's the good news? In this program, host Cherry Healey puts favorite supermarket staples to the test and uncovers the surprising secrets and unexpected powers of the food we take for granted. With the help of members of the public and a team of experts, she investigates how milk can help muscles recover from exercise; what effect the way we brew tea has on its health benefits; why there's more to potato chips than meets the eye; how many eggs we can safely eat; and whether we really can be addicted to chocolate. Using science to sort fact from fiction, she sheds new light on the food we all eat
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Alternative Names
British Broadcasting Corporation. Scotland