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BBC Films

Overview
Works: 429 works in 1,891 publications in 5 languages and 126,271 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Romance films  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  Coming-of-age films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television mini-series 
Roles: Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about BBC Films
 
Most widely held works by BBC Films
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Mark Herman( Visual )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Poland during World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno is bored and restless in his new home. Ignoring his mother, he sets off on an adventure in the woods. He comes across a high fence which separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops
Saving Mr. Banks by John Lee Hancock( Visual )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama based on the life of author P.L. Travers and Walt Disney's attempt to gain the rights to adapt her novel 'Mary Poppins'. In 1961, when her book sales begin to decline, Travers (Thompson) reluctantly enters into negotiations with Disney (Hanks), who promised his daughters 20 years previously that he would turn their favourite story into a movie. Initially Travers is unyielding and flashbacks to her childhood in 1907 demonstrate why her novel and, in particular, her eponymous character are so precious to her. Eventually she agrees to let Disney go ahead with the movie but will she approve of the final outcome?
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship."--Container
Brooklyn by John Crowley( Visual )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within
Billy Elliot by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand."--Container
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three critically-acclaimed British romances featuring talented casts. In Becoming Jane, a dashing young man offends an emerging writer's sense and sensibility. In Brideshead Revisited, Charles Ryder is invited to a charming aristocrat's estate where he is seduced by the opulent lifestyle. In Jane Eyre, Jane finds herself in a passionate romance with a handsome, yet mysterious, gentleman
Revolutionary road by Sam Mendes( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank and April Wheeler live a life that appears to be perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job that he hates. One he places little effort at, but he has yet to figure out what his passion in life is. April is a housewife who forgoes her dream of being an actress. They are not happy. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life. Initially skeptical, Frank ultimately agrees to April's plan. When circumstances change around the Wheelers, April decides she will do whatever she has to to get herself out of her unhappy existence
Persuasion by Adrian Shergold( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 2,016 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 and Captain Wentworth meet again, and the tables have turned. Captain Wentworth's fortunes have prospered and he returns from a career at sea both eligible and affluent, while Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a smaller abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, she must also accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of Louisa Musgrove
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Clark, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old assistant director forms a friendship with American actress Marilyn Monroe on her first trip to London to film "The Prince and the Showgirl," butwhen Monroe's husband, playwright Arthur Mill er leaves for a trip to Paris, Clark seizes the opportunity to introduce Monroe to a world away from her Hollywood fame
Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Frears( Visual )

15 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York socialite dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success
The Other Boleyn Girl by Natalie Portman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history. A story of two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn who driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII."--Back cover
An Education by Lone Scherfig( Visual )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic, older man can teach her
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court"--Container
Match point by Woody Allen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former tennis pro Chris Wilton stumbles into good fortune when Chloe Hewett, the daughter of a wealthy businessman and the sister of one of his tennis students, falls in love with him. But when Chris meets Nola, a much deeper passion is stirred. His desire isn't deterred even after he discovers that Nola is already dating Chloe's brother. But when their affair threatens Chris's increasingly cozy lifestyle, Chris begins to consider a drastic solution
The lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years
Eastern promises by David Cronenberg( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna, a midwife at a North London hospital, finds the diary of a Russian teenager who dies giving birth to a baby, and resolves to find the young girls' relatives in the hopes of providing the orphaned child with a loving family. As Anna follows the clues the diary provides, she finds evidence of a local Russian mob's criminal activities, and meets Nikolai, a formidable mob enforcer. Anna and Nikolai find themselves growing close as the Russian mobsters behind the girl's death become aware of Anna's discoveries regarding their crimes
Mr. Holmes by Bill Condon( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1947: An aging Sherlock Holmes (Sir Ian McKellan), The Lord of the Rings saga) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney, The Big C) and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for the answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late."--Container
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBritish Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service

BBC-Filme

BBC 필름스

BBCフィルムズ

British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service. BBC Films.

بی‌بی‌سی فیلمز

英國廣播公司電影

Languages
English (353)

Spanish (9)

French (7)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Covers
The Other Boleyn GirlAn EducationMatch point