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BBC Video (Firm)

Works: 2,285 works in 3,598 publications in 1 language and 187,946 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Observations  Juvenile works  Biography  Personal narratives  Animated television programs 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by BBC Video (Firm)
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 2,351 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?
Bleak House by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two innocent young orphans are the potential heirs to a fortune. Their fates are snarled in a monumental legal battle known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Another orphan, Esther Summerson, whose mysterious parentage proves to be intertwined with the fate of the Jarndyce wards and the aloof Lady Dedlock. Lady Dedlock faces the revelation of her dark past once Mr. Tulkinghorn catches wind of it. The icily beautiful Esther's background also comes to light after the murder of a strange man. Twines through the legal system to heartbreaking domestic drama to a murder investigation to near-Gothic horror
Walking with dinosaurs by Tim Haines ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The epic and entertaining story of life on Earth before the dinosaurs and beasts"--Container
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,308 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 )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,301 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
Persuasion by Adrian Shergold ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about lost and found love. Anne is persuaded to reject a proposition of marriage from the man she loves due to his lack of fortune. Years later she is made the offer again
Auschwitz inside the Nazi state ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,237 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 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A coming of age story, a romance and a comedy of manners, the film focuses on the fortunes of three families -- the Gibsons, the Hamleys and the Cumnors -- in the English village of Hollingford
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,216 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
Middlemarch by George Eliot ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,161 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
Sherlock ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holmes and Watson solve three cases, following clues and killers in present-day England
The world of Peter Rabbit and friends by Beatrix Potter ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The escapades of these mischievous bunnies in Mr. McGregor's garden come to life. After feasting on the cuttings in Mr. McGregor's garden rubbish heap, the Flopsy Bunnies are overcome by the soporific effect of overgrown lettuces and stolen away by Mr. McGregor. Moppet, Mittens and Tom Kitten's attempt to keep clean and tidy for their mother's tea party, and Jemima Puddle-Duck encounters a foxy-whiskered gentleman
How art made the world ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,112 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,111 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel Deronda is sensitive and charming, the illegitimate son of an aristocrat, haunted by the secrets that shroud his birth. Beautiful, vivacious Gwendolen Harleth is a gambler and short on cash. When they meet at the roulette table, sparks fly. But above all, Gwendolen needs money, and the icy aristrocrat Henleigh Grandcourt is more than happy to provide. As her situation becomes more and more oppressive, she turns to Daniel for help-- only to discover his involvement with the young Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth. Torn between his attraction to Gwendolen and his passion for Mirah and the plight of her people, Daniel is forced to look at his own mysterious past and find out who he really is-- and who he wants to be
The blue planet seas of life ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,069 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
A room with a view by James Ivory ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,054 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
The life of mammals by David Attenborough ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,021 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 Franco Zeffirelli ( 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
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born into a miserable workhouse orphanage, Oliver eventually flees to London, where the cheerful Artful Dodger immediately befriends him and introduces him to the villainous Fagin and his gang of thieves. Temporarily rescued from the prospect of a life of crime by the kindly Mr. Brownlow, Oliver finds himself pursued by savage thief Bill Sikes and the enigmatic Monks
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Alternative Names
British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Video
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