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BBC Video (Firm)

Works: 2,498 works in 3,724 publications in 1 language and 191,525 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Observations  Biography  Personal narratives  Film and video adaptations  Nonfiction films  Television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,367 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 )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town: a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford
Emma by Jane Austen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,294 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
Persuasion by Jane Austen ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple meet again seven years after their engagement ended
Sherlock ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holmes and Watson solve three cases, following clues and killers in present-day England
Auschwitz inside the Nazi state ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,253 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
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,238 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
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,234 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
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,211 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
Middlemarch by George Eliot ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,185 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
How art made the world by Nigel Jonathan Spivey ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,129 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
The blue planet seas of life ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the world's oceans and is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries the deep. Discusses concepts such as evolution, the food chain, survival of the fittest, and the future of that omnipresent non-sea creature known as Man
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"True virtue triumphs 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 acceptance by her shallow relatives, who believe wealth automatically means quality"--Container
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,101 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 Jane Austen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,082 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?
A room with a view by E. M Forster ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 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 1,041 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
The life of mammals by David Attenborough ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,019 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
Jane Eyre by Julian Amyes ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlotte Brontèˆ'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
Walking with dinosaurs by Tim Haines ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 953 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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British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Video
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