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BBC Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,733 works in 4,150 publications in 2 languages and 194,367 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Romance television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary television programs  Melodrama  Nonfiction television programs  Romance films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Wallander by Henning Mankell( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In An Event in autumn, Wallander finds the remains of a young woman buried at the back of his garden. When another woman's body washes up on the shore, Wallander searches for the connection. In The Dogs of Riga, the corpses of two Latvian men, covered in mafia tattoos, are discovered in Ystad harbor. When Wallander travels to Riga in search of the killers, he becomes entangled in a web of corruption. And in Before the frost, a childhood friend of Linda Wallander goes missing. Wallander and Linda worry for her safety when they find links between her and a murderer
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Cranford [DVDC 4011 pt. 2]: The two-part saga Return to Cranford opens to a struggling Cranford, a traditional English village that in autumn 1844 is airing the conflicts that accompany progress
Pride and prejudice, or, First impressions by Simon Langton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the lively, precocious and very eligible Bennet girls captures all the nuances of 19th century life among the English gentry, a society obsessed with profitable marriage contracts
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a richly portrayed society well-stocked with eccentric nobles and gossipy villagers, this story centers around 17-year-old Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a respected country doctor. The well-ordered world of Molly's childhood is soon to be complicated by new people and unexpected situations. Most devastating is her father's decision to remarry after many years of widowhood. Molly's faltering efforts to cope gracefully with an impossible stepmother, a beguiling stepsister, burdensome secrets and burgeoning romance ring as true today as when Elizabeth Gaskell wrote the novel in 1865
Emma by Diarmuid Lawrence( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about Emma Woodhouse, a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with Mr. Knightley
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
The vicar of Dibley( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete first season of the BBC's popular television series "The Vicar of Dibley" in which a female vicar with a sharp wit and a laid-back attitude brings new ideas to a rural British community
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 19th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility. Attracted to a man already promised to another, Elinor suffers silently to keep scandal away from her family. Marianne enjoys a flirtation with a handsome scoundrel that could lead to her downfall. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense nor sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two
The office by Ricky Gervais( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wernham Hogg is a paper compnay located in a suburb of London. David, a petty, pathetic little man is worse than your boss. David's yes-man is Gareth, who is extremely irratating. Tim is the apathetic sales rep, who can be quite witty. Dawn, the lovely receptionist, is far more endearing than your back-sassying secretary. Work is a pain, but one man's misery is another man's entertainment
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda is a sensitive, intelligent, young man haunted by secrets that shroud his birth. Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful gambler short on cash. When the two meet, sparks fly
Sense & sensibility by John Alexander( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Mansfield Park by Iain B Macdonald( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny is an impoverished young woman, snubbed by society, who earns the respect and love of her cousin in this BBC mini-series adaptation of the Jane Austen classic set in 19th century England
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a linen-weaver is falsely accused of a crime, he becomes a selfish, despondent miser until his life is changed by an abandoned child whom he adopts
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces viewers to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
Walking with dinosaurs( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 155-million-year history of dinosaurs from the aggressive Coelophysis, who first learned to hunt in packs, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most terrifying carnivore on the planet. Covers the Late Triassic, Late Jurassic, Early Cretaceous, and Late Cretaceous periods
 
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Simon Schama's Power of art
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Bleak HouseCranfordAuschwitz : inside the Nazi stateSimon Schama's Power of artWives and daughtersHow art made the worldDaniel DerondaSilas Marner : the weaver of RaveloeWalking with dinosaurs