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BBC Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 3,006 works in 5,181 publications in 2 languages and 194,287 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Fiction  Film adaptations  Romance television programs  Romance fiction  Historical television programs  Romance films  Melodrama 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Wallander by Henning Mankell( Visual )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrilling mystery tales about the brooding and disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander, set in the beautiful landscape of southern Sweden. In Faceless killers, an elderly couple are attacked at an isolated farmhouse and the town witnesses an outbreak of racist violence. In The man who smiled, Wallander is contacted by an old acquaintance who is suspicious about his father's death. In The fifth woman, an elderly birdwatcher falls to his death in a meticulously planned murder
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,420 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
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Simon Langton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,296 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
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the visual arts through the ages, presented through dramatic reenactment, photography, and storytelling
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,266 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
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,263 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
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1842. Cranford, a market town in the North West of England, is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness in Cranford, and her demurring sister Matty, the town is a hub of intrigue where little goes unnoticed. Everyone from charming rogue Dr. Marshland to Mrs. Jamieson and her lad dog, talks, and is talked about. However, the town still has its secrets, despite the more vigilant eyes and ears
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Molly Gibson was living life pleasantly when her widowed father decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire and Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter Cynthia, and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons
The vicar of Dibley( Visual )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleepy English village of Dibley is plunged into an uproar when its new vicar turns out to be a woman. And not just any woman, but the unconventional Geraldine Granger who brings her own earthy spirit and humor to the pulpit
Persuasion by Diana Rigg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove
Emma by Jane Austen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 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
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,159 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
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,153 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
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda, a sensitive young Englishman of indistinct parentage, is forced to choose between the love of two very different women
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,123 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 )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True virtue triumph's over superficiality in this distinguished BBC production of Jane Austen's celebrated novel set in 18th century England. Young, impoverished Fanny Price arrives at the elegant estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by everyone except her cousin Edmund, she begins her long struggle for accceptance by her shallow relatives who believe wealth automatically means quality. In part 2, Fanny has won the respect of her snobbish relations but incurs the displeasure of her uncle by rejecting the handsome philanderer Henry Crawford because she has fallen in love with Edmund
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,046 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
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young linen weaver's dreams are destroyed when he is falsely accused of a crime. Isolating himself, he becomes a selfish, despondent miser until he adopts an abandoned child
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the E.M. Forster's novel of requited love
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Brontë's story of an orphan who grows up to become governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester
 
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Bleak HouseSimon Schama's Power of artAuschwitz : inside the Nazi stateCranfordWives and daughtersHow art made the worldDaniel DerondaSilas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe
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