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WGBH Video (Firm)

Works: 1,480 works in 2,899 publications in 1 language and 201,377 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Detective and mystery television programs  History  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Educational films 
Roles: prn, fds, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by WGBH Video (Firm)
The Inspector Lynley mysteries by Elizabeth George( Visual )

129 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 4,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new series of four mysteries includes: Playing for the Ashes, In the Presence of the Enemy, A Suitable Vengeance, and Deception on His Mind
The elegant universe by B Greene( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Vietnam a television history by Judy Crichton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
Evolution by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia, current research (psychological and biological) and treatments, and the American obsession with thin women. Interviews health experts and models, ballet dancers, and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth
Eyewitness volcano by , Mick Rhodes( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes you into the world of lightning and the scientists that study it. Includes lightning experiments, testing equipment, photography, and an ending of a dazzling lightning show set to music
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Faraday, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc2, and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom
Jane Eyre by Julian Amyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness
Walking the Bible with Bruce Feiler by Bruce S Feiler( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows author Bruce Feiler as he journeys by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel through some of the greatest stories ever told, the five books of Moses. Begins in the holy city of Jerusalem and travels to a possible site of the garden of Eden on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates in Turkey. Climbs Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's ark and explores the sulfurous land by the Dead Sea, with its salt pillars called "Lot's wife." Visits the ancient ruins of Egyptian cities where the Israelites were said to toil under an oppressive pharaoh and examines the harsh environment of the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered for forty years. Intersperses dramatic scripture readings to bring viewers closer to the biblical settings
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Morland has an ordinary life and a feverish imagination. When she gets invited to Bath, Catherine is immersed in a world of elaborate balls and handsome men. When one suitor takes her to his family estate, Northanger Abbey, Catherine becomes mired in a world of fact and fantasy. Is there a dark mystery behind the locked doors of Northanger Abbey? Why has her budding romance suddenly been cut short?
Cracking the code of life( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the complex race to decode the human genome. Examines the work of, and contains interviews with: Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; J. Craig Venter, head of its rival, the private Celera Genomics; and the Whitehead Institute's Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project
Saved by the sun( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As oil prices continue to rise steeply and political turmoil increases in the Middle East, it is increasingly evident that finding a solution to an uncertain energy future is one of the biggest issues of our time. With advances in science and engineering, new materials and ingenious designs for solar collectors are transforming the technology into a vastly cheaper, more efficient alternative. This episode of NOVA presents the latest thinking from solar enthusiasts and skeptics as it investigates cutting-edge research developments. The film interviews scientists and businesspeople who are racing to make solar power practical--for lighting, heating, and running power plants
What's up with the weather?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines both sides of the global warming debate
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most autobiographical of Dickens' works, David Copperfield often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families
Mansfield Park by Iain B MacDonald( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park and must navigate a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house
The railway children by E Nesbit( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother and her three Edwardian children move to a country house in Yorkshire after the mysterious disappearance of their father. The children become fascinated by a nearby train and their kindness helps them befriend an older gentleman who may be able to solve the mystery of their missing father
The Storm that drowned a city( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring eyewitness testimony, Nova takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast. In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. "Storm That Drowned a City" is NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?
Why the towers fell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence
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Vietnam a television historyEvolutionEinstein's big ideaWalking the Bible with Bruce FeilerGalileo's battle for the heavensDavid CopperfieldThe railway childrenWhy the towers fell