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BBC Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,878 works in 4,878 publications in 2 languages and 194,915 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Fiction  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Romance television programs  Romance fiction  Historical television programs  Melodrama  Romance films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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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 2,232 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 1,434 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
Pride and prejudice, or, First impressions by Simon Langton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the lively, precocious and very eligible Bennet girls captures all the nuances of 18th 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 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the visual arts through the ages, presented through dramatic reenactment, photography, and storytelling
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,270 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
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,262 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
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,251 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 1,231 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
The vicar of Dibley( Visual )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,227 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
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight years after Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, they meet again. Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, but his heart 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 1,201 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
Sense and sensibility by Ang Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,168 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
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,163 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,163 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
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,135 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 1,095 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
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas Marner was a man who had everything, until he lost it all. Falsely accused of theft and driven out of his town, Silas starts life anew. One day, upon arriving home, he discovers a child asleep on the hearth
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 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 1,047 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 )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 998 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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Simon Schama's Power of art
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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