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BBC Films

Overview
Works: 569 works in 2,524 publications in 4 languages and 138,707 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Coming-of-age films  Claims  War films 
Roles: Producer, pre, prn, Other, Publisher
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
Saving Mr. Banks by John Lee Hancock( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia
Brooklyn by John Crowley( Visual )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brooklyn is the story of a young woman, Ellis, who moves from her small town in Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future - and love, in the form of Italian-American Tony. When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Ellis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma - a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries"--Container
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 2,441 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
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Rosie Alison( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,301 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
Billy Elliot by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,226 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 and discovers a raw talent for dance
Jane Eyre by Cary Joji Fukunaga( Visual )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,144 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 )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune
Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Frears( Visual )

20 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy drama based on the true story of the American opera singer. World renowned as a virtuosic pianist, Florence Foster Jenkins has a new dream: to become a famous opera singer. Her voice, however, leaves a lot to be desired and she becomes famous for her lack of talent. Despite the constant critisicm from her peers and audiences which Florence's manager and partner St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) endeavours to keep from her, Florence battles on and, with St. Clair's help, she conquers the New York stage to become a household name
Revolutionary road by Sam Mendes( Visual )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,033 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 and 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
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work." --
An Education by Lone Scherfig( Visual )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,919 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
Woman in Gold by Simon Curtis( Visual )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,860 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
The Other Boleyn Girl by Natalie Portman( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Boleyn is a doe-eyed vixen who is ordered by her power-hungry uncle to bewitch King Henry VIII. Her shy sister Mary has always been in Anne's shadow. Anne is prettier, more accomplished, and desired by many men. So when the King picks Mary as his mistress, Anne turns on her sister and schemes to become not only the King's consort, but his new queen. Though the Boleyn girls' mother points out that her 'daughters are being traded like cattle for the advancement of men', it is Anne who ultimately throws her slight weight around to bully Henry into doing her bidding
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,772 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
Notes on a scandal by Richard Eyre( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara is a cynical schoolteacher who is close to retirement. Her only means of taking the edge off her desperate loneliness is writing in her journal. Sheba is a younger, attractive woman, who joins the faculty as an art teacher. Barbara watches her from afar and has nothing but caustic things to say in her diary. Barbara finds herself reaching out to Sheba. Sheba responds by inviting her to dinner at her house to meet Sheba's lecturer husband and their two children. Later, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, Barbara realizes that knowledge of this secret gives her power over Sheba which she can use for her own purposes. Sheba becomes uneasy with Barbara's friendship. The tenuous relationship between the two women reaches a crisis point when Barbara's cat is dying and she asks Sheba to go with her to the vet. Sheba chooses to go with her family to see their son in a play instead. In revenge, Barbara sets in motion the scandal that will rock both their lives in ways they never imagined
Victoria & Abdul by Judi Dench( Visual )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity
Mr. Holmes by Bill Condon( Visual )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes 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 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
Match point by Woody Allen( Visual )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,703 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
Eastern promises by David Cronenberg( Visual )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,700 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
The lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 1,681 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
 
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