WorldCat Identities

Wilby, James

Overview
Works: 63 works in 463 publications in 5 languages and 14,625 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Historical films  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Wilby
Howards End by E. M Forster( Visual )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and German and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1930's the story takes place in an old fashioned English country house where a family has invited many of their friends up for a weekend shooting party. The story centers around the McCordle family, particularly the man of the house, William McCordle. Getting on in years William has become benefactor to many of his relatives and friends. It turns out that there's plenty worth gossiping about, especially after Sir William turns up dead, and everyone is ordered to stay at the mansion while the police investigate the killing
Charles Dickens' A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the dock of a British courtroom, French aristocrat Charles Darnay stands accused of spying. The outlook appears grim until some last-minute help comes from the mysterious Sydney Carton. Darnay goes free and makes plans to marry Lucie Manette. Carton keeps his love for her to himself, yet assures her that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her 'or for anyone you love'"--Container
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

80 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
A handful of dust by Charles Sturridge( Visual )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930s England, Tony and Brenda Last and their son, John Andrew, live an idyllic life in the huge Victorian country house that is the symbol of Tony's family pride. The chance arrival of a penniless scrounger irrevocably shatters the gentle balance of their lives as Brenda's search for excitement and Tony's determination to hold on to what is his eventually lead in the direction of divorce and send Tony to South America
The woman in white by Tim Fywell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sane woman is locked up in an asylum by a fraudulent English aristocrat who is afraid she may expose his 'secret.' Escaping while wearing a white gown, she runs into a youthful hero who becomes haunted by his brief meeting with this 'woman in white.'
Adam Bede by George Eliot( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Bede, an honest, hard-working carpenter, has his heart set on marrying his sweetheart, pretty dairymaid Hetty Sorrel. Hetty wants nothing to do with her boring life on the farm and she allows herself to be seduced by the heir to a local estate. She finds herself abandoned and pregnant from her ill-fated dalliance
Island at war( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the little-known stories of WWII is the fate of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles invaded and occupied by the Germans. Tells the story through the eyes of three island families and the German soldiers with whom their lives become interwined
The treasure seekers by Nicholas Farrell( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five motherless Bastable children struggle to save their inventor father from financial ruin
Bertie & Elizabeth : the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey portray the reluctant royals who became King and Queen of England when Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loved
Agatha Christie Marple by Agatha Christie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. Sleeping murder: Gwenda arrives in England, looking forward to her impending marriage and new life in a lovely old coastal estate. But she begins to experience visions and Miss Marple concludes that the bride-to-be witnessed a murder in that very house as a child. By the pricking of my thumbs: Miss Marple teams up with two detectives, Tommy and Tuppence, to investigate the suspicious death of Tommy's Aunt Ada and sudden disappearance of Ada's friend, Mrs. Lancaster. The moving finger: When Jerry Burton moves to Lymstock to convalesce after a motorcycle crash, he meets villagers who traffic in gossip and double-entendres. But the accusations in several anonymous poison-pen letters go beyond the usual prattle and result in two citizens to commit suicide. Or were they murdered? The Sittaford Mystery: Among the guests at a Dartmoor hotel, a séance starts out as an amusing diversion to apss the time on a snowy evening but then takes a sinister turn
Midsomer murders by Caroline Graham( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets. In the orchid-mad village of Midsomer Malham, Barnaby and Scott must discover who would kill to own an extremely rare specimen
Behind the lines by Gillies MacKinnon( Visual )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a psychiatrist at a respected Scottish asylum, Dr. Rivers heals shellshocked soldiers so they can be sent back into the trenches. Then he encounters a different kind of patient--a war hero sent to the asylum for publishing an outspoken anti-war pamphlet. As each struggles to cope with the war, the line between patient and doctor begins to blur. Taken from Pat Barker's 1991 novel Regeneration and based on true events
Lady Chatterley by Pascale Ferran( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her paralyzed husband urges the repressed Lady Chatterley to find fulfillment and an heir for his fortune in the arms of another man, she embarks on a journey that changes her forever
Agatha Christie's Poirot( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting his brilliant intellect and fastidious nature to the test, Agatha Christie₂s famous Belgian detective solves the most mystifying crimes of the Art Deco era in these newly remastered adaptations
Foyle's war by Anthony Horowitz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1941, as World War II rages over Europe, Michael Kitchen stars as detective Christopher Foyle, whose loyalties are put to the test as his investigations uncover unpleasant truths that powerful people would rather keep hidden
The great train robbery( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's November of 1962, and Bruce Reynolds is gathering a group of men together with the intent of robbing a Royal Mail train bound for London from Glasgow. The gang holds a practice robbery in the London Heathrow Airport to see if they're ready, and then, on August 8, 1963, they rob the train of over Ð2.6 million. Six of Scotland Yard's finest police officers are called in to investigate the case, determined to not only recover the stolen money, but also to put away the masterminds."--Publisher's description
Original sin by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book publishing has always been a competitive business. At Peverell Press, it's becoming cutthroat
New tricks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For eight years, the old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad--veteran detectives Jack Halford (James Bolam, The Beiderbecke Affair), Brian Lane (Alun Armstrong, Garrow's Law), and Gerry Standing (Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney)--have been a close-knit team. Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Amanda Redman, Sexy Beast)their beautiful, younger boss, they have solved cold cases with classic policing skills and easy camaraderie. Before long, Sandra finds a replacement in retired detective Steve McAndrew. A chatty, enthusiastic Scot, Steve treads on toes but gives the hit British series a "charm injection."
The wish list by Eoin Colfer( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meg Finn is in trouble. She's dead, but not at peace-- she's in limbo, her good deeds perfectly balanced against her bad deeds; Heaven or Hell wait, a tip of the scale away. So she's back on Earth trying to tip the scale to the good by helping her last victim, and her former "partner" is also back, trying to force her to tip the scale to the bad
 
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Howards End
Languages
English (242)

German (17)

Spanish (14)

Italian (5)

French (4)

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A handful of dustThe treasure seekersAgatha Christie MarpleFoyle's warThe wish list