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BBC Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,699 works in 4,032 publications in 1 language and 194,637 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  Romance television programs  Historical television programs  Romance films  Documentary television programs  Melodrama  Nonfiction television programs 
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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,496 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,439 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 1,390 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
Pride and prejudice, or, First impressions by Jane Austen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,360 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
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,302 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
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,278 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 1,277 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 -- Container
Emma by Diarmuid Lawrence( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,240 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. Knightly
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,221 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
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,197 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 vicar of Dibley( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,194 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
Charlie and Lola( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie has a small and very funny sister named Lola. Though her behavior may be irksome, her heart is always in the right place. Lucky for her, Charlie is always there to help lead her in the right direction
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,158 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
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,152 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 & sensibility by John Alexander( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,131 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 1,119 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
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,076 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
A Room with a View by E. M Forster( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1907, this comedy centers on Miss Lucy Honeychurch, an upper class young English woman whose inherent passion for life is stifled until a trip to Italy where she tastes impetuousness and begins to take her life into her own hands
Walking with dinosaurs( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collector's set explores the full spectrum of prehistoric life, from the rise of monsters millions of years ago to the reign of dinosaurs and our own evolutionary predecessors
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces us 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
 
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Simon Schama's Power of art
Alternative Names
British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Video

Languages
English (148)

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Bleak HouseCranfordWives and daughtersAuschwitz : inside the Nazi stateSimon Schama's Power of artCharlie and LolaDaniel DerondaHow art made the world