WorldCat Identities

British Screen

Works: 116 works in 454 publications in 4 languages and 14,309 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Bible films  History  Crime films  Historical films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by British Screen
Orlando by Sally Potter( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the tale of the apparently immortal Orlando, who begins an epic quest for love and freedom in the court of Elizabeth I as a man, and completes the search 400 later as a woman"--Container
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya is an undocumented worker who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy
Naked by Mike Leigh( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex drifter embarks on a bizarre odyssey through the streets of London, interacting with a succession of lost souls in the city
Edward II by Derek Jarman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Edward II is a man whose destiny hangs on his overpowering passion and lack of responsibility to the British throne. He rebuffs his wife, Isabella, and lavishing affection on Piers Gaveston -- a choice which ultimately seals his fate
Widows' peak by John Irvin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy/mystery set in the 1920's about a sexy young woman who comes to live in a small Irish village dominated by the widows who live on the hill, and the trouble she stirs up
The miracle maker : [the story of Jesus] by Ralph Fiennes( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a family seeking help for an ailing daughter. When they cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, the family's faith is put to the test as the father is torn between allegiance to the king and the desperate need for the miraculous powers of God
Tom & Viv by Brian Gilbert( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom & Viv tells the story of the passionate yet turbulent relationship between T.S. Eliot and his wife, Vivienne. Although she was the inspiration for his greatest works, Eliot finally had to make a choice between standing by the emotionally troubled Vivienne and letting her go
The Governess by Sandra Goldbacher( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman loses her identity and her innocence in an all-consuming love affair
Love and death on Long Island by Richard Kwietniowski( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A chance encounter with struggling B-movie star Ronnie Bostock opens up a whole new world to buttoned-up British author Giles De'Ath."--Container
The belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stourley Kracklite, a burly middle-aged American architect, is in Rome to organize a large-scale exhibition of the work of Etienne-Louis Boullee (1728-1799), a visionary French architect. His wife Louisa is along, and a little bored with his cerebral fixations. Surrounded by Roman art and architecture--whose perfect scaling and Classicist surfaces he has always admired--Kracklite is overcome by narcissistic jealousy. Amidst the graceful clean domes, virile statues, and sturdily parallel columns of Roman monuments, Kracklite suspects Louisa of trying to poison him as his prodigious gut begins giving him searing pains. Anxious and paranoid, he's undone by his fear that despite his internal inspirations, an architect is a speck of a thing compared to what he builds--huge, material spectacles that far outlive their progenitors
High hopes by Mike Leigh( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyril and Shirley are a young, working-class couple who, in their struggle to make ends meet, have become absorbed in socialism. Cyril's sister Valerie and her husband aspire to a more privileged class. The only glue holding the siblings together is their withdrawn and wistful old mother
Sirens by John Duigan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic young minister on a mission, must tame the wicked ways of a notorious artist whose nude paintings of his beautiful models scandalize the nation! Intent on delivering salvation, the repressed reverend and his wife instead are lead into temptation by their playfully seductive hosts and sensuous surroundings!
The crying game by Neil Jordan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus changes his name and gets a job as a day laborer. He starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' real background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus does not know either
An awfully big adventure by Donald Sturrock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star-struck young girl is lured into the grown-up world of the theater. Young Stella Bradshaw quickly discovers what it takes to make it in the theater
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the true-life events leading to the murder/suicide that ended the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
The last of England by Derek Jarman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apocalyptic images show a vision of a world, a portrait of England, overrun by greed and repression and the damage done to the cities, the land, the air, human souls and bodies. This visionary work is a mysterious, well-crafted montage of image and sound, evoking a world of apocalyptic fury
Waterland by Graham Swift( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disillusioned history professor Tom Crick, in an age of cynicism and despair, inspires his students in Pittsburgh to embrace the past and discover the marvels and mysteries of life. He tells them of his own difficult past growing up in East Anglia. A domestic saga of marital difficulties, incest, and murder that soon slides into glum and melodrama
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NakedThe GovernessLove and death on Long IslandThe belly of an architectWaterland