Wall to Wall Television
Most widely held works by Wall to Wall Television
Frontier House ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Three modern families were chosen to learn to survive as if the year is 1883. Using the tools and technology of that time they must make difficult choices and cope with the consequences in the Montana wilderness.
Wonders of the African world ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
This documentary presents Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on a journey from Zanzibar to Timbuktu, the Nile River Valley to Great Zimbabwe, the slave coast of Guinea to the medieval monasteries of Ethiopia in search of the lost wonders of the African world.
Colonial house ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Contemporary Americans and Britons spend five months on an isolated stretch of the Maine coast recreating the life of American colonists in the year 1628. The modern colonists struggle to create a functioning and profitable colony using only the tools and technology of that era. Extensive research went into recreating this 17th-century environment in which the colonists negotiate personal and communal challenges as they deal with the demoralizing weather, rustic living conditions, and backbreaking labor. Among the points of dissension that arise in the colony are: the rigid class and gender roles, mandatory religious observance, and the puritanical civil laws of the era, particularly those pertaining to profanity.
America beyond the color line ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
Gates travels to the east coast, the deep South, inner city Chicago, and Hollywood to investigate modern black America and interview influential Americans including Colin Powell, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou, Willie Herenton and others.
Manor house ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
"A fascinating look at the grand and grueling British class system of the early 1900s. Another adventure in placing contemporary people into the lifestyle of a previous historical era."
The 1900 house ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Just how good were the good old days? Travel back in time with the Bowler family, smitten by the idea of experiencing the Victorian lifestyle right down to corsets, chamber pots and cutthroat razors, as they turn back the calendar to spring of 1900. Their eye-opening experiences of the grueling demands of a bygone era help them to understand another era with an exceptional clarity and a unique perspective.
The 1940s house ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
One modern family takes on the challenge of domestic life on Britain's home front in 1940s house, a re-creation of a World War II household. This time-travel experiment covers the period from the outbreak of war in 1939 to Victory Day in 1945, compressing the events of six wartime years into two months. Though the military threat is metaphorical, the privations are real and the pressures create tensions nonexistent in modern society.
A rather English marriage ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Two recently-widowed men come to terms with the deaths of their wives. Reggie Conyngham-Jervis is a wealthy ex-fighter pilot. Roy Southgate is a retired milkman. Both are widowed on the same night. Now this 'odd couple' decide to overlook their differences and move in together. At first the two become friends, until their unlikely relationship is threatened by the arrival of Liz Franks, an alluring woman with a hidden agenda.
Regency house party ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
"In the highly competitive, hot-house atmosphere of the Regency house party, marriage, money, and morals are all up for grabs. For nine sunny summer weeks, a group of eligible men and women take up residence in a magnificent English country estate to live exactly as they did two centuries ago - including the social hierarchy, the lavish lifestyle, the backroom intrigues, and the intricate courtship rituals."--Container.
The 1900 house ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
A four-part documentary television program that brings a modern British family from 1999 back to life in 1900 Victorian London.
Agatha Christie, a life in pictures ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
This BBC original drama uses documented accounts and Christie's own words to probe the shadowy areas of her early life in a style as gripping and suspenseful as any Christie story.
Jacques Derrida ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
At an Oxford Amnesty Lecture Jacques Derrida and Alan Montefiore discuss deconstruction of the subject and the implications for human rights; Derrida avers that, as deconstruction changes the nature of the subject, so deconstruction of nationalism should lead to a modern nationality incorporating different forms of nationality, such as singularities of tradition and minorities of various sorts.
Lyddie ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Torn apart by the separation of her family, Lyddie vows to bring them together again and save their farm by finding work at a cotton mill. When Diana, a fellow factory worker, asks for Lyddie's help in demanding better treatment, Lyddie refuses for fear of losing her job. It's not until Diana dies from conditions at the factory, and Lyddie's little sister falls ill, that Lyddie begins to consider taking a stand and making a choice that will change her life.
Hélène Cixous ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
"In this interview, Hélène Cixous explores her childhood as a Jewess in French-occupied Algiers and the impact it had on her work in the area of feminist theory and on her personal politics"--Container.
Neanderthal by Douglas Palmer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Ice world ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
"Explore how extreme climate changes have transformed our world, from flattening mountains to creating our favorite vacation spots ..."--Container.
PaleoWorld ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
This series presents an in-depth look at what is known, and how we know about dinosaurs.
Julia Kristeva ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"In this program, French feminist theorist Kristeva explains her theory of difference and its importance to literature, institutions of higher education, and politics"--Container.
Body story. Body snatchers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"Get inside the bodies of two women whose natural systems each must deal with a foreign organism trying to control its host: a flu virus and a growing fetus. For both women, a tiny invader in one part of their body affects every part of their anatomy--a reminder that the human body is an ecosystem."--Container.
Edward Said ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Edward Said discusses his postcolonial theory and how it applies to modern culture, from politics to literature. He exposes the Western image of the East as an artificial construct that is still retained today. He discusses Palestine as a politically expedient construct of Europe; argues the right of Palestine to exist as an independent, self-governing nation; and traces the origins of European attitudes toward the Arab world through the literature of E.M. Forster, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Chinua Achebe.
Africa African Americans African Americans--Social conditions Bereavement in old age Bombardment of Great Britain (1944-1945) Civilization Country life Courtship Dinosaurs Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Domestic engineering Drama Dwellings England Feature films Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Frontier and pioneer life Great Britain Historical reenactments History Home Home economics Households Interviews Made-for-TV movies Maine Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Montana Neanderthals Nonfiction television programs Paleontology Reality television programs Social aspects Social classes Social history Television melodramas Television mini-series Television programs Travel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West (U.S.) Widowers Women--Conduct of life Women--Social conditions World War (1939-1945)
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