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The complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged) ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 libraries worldwide
This three-man troupe perform all of Shakespeare's plays in 90 comedic minutes.
Brideshead revisited ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates.
The Forsyte saga ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 831 libraries worldwide
It is late in the Victorian era, and two branches of an upper-crust family--the "good" Forsytes, headed by well-meaning Old Jolyon, and the "bad" Forsytes, headed by crusty barrister James--are at odds, eternally squabbling. The 'saga' focuses on the younger generations - Young Jolyon, Soames, Winifred, June - and their struggles with emotional repression, the rejection of Victorian mores, and the sea changes taking place as a less repressive society emerged. Every family may indeed have its vicissitudes, but few have as many as John Galsworthy's Forsytes.
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past." -- Container.
Broadway's lost treasures ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1967 and 1986.
Prime suspect. The final act ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison finds herself searching for Sallie Sturdy, a fourteen-year-old girl presumed murdered. Facing the hospitalization of her father, descending deeper into alcoholism, and resisting pressure to retire quietly, Tennison vows to bring Sallie's killer to justice before ending her career. She forges a surprising friendship with Penny Philips, Sallie's best friend.
Visions of Greece ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Includes two programs: Visions of Greece, which covers the most famous cities and sites, and Visions of Greece: Off the beaten path, which features rarely visited locales. Also includes nearly an hour of bonus footage not seen on PBS.
Foyle's war. Set 5 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
DCS Christopher Foyle investigates wartime crimes in the English coastal town of Hastings. With the end of World War II slowly but inevitably approaching, Foyle and his fellow citizens learn the price of victory and face a peace that will transform their lives in unexpected ways. Plan of attack: April 1944. DS Milner's investigation of a transportation fraud sets in motion a series of events that brings Foyle back to the force. As Hastings hosts an ecumenical conference on the morality of continued Allied bombing, Foyle probes the suspicious death of a young cartographer from the Air Ministry office. Broken souls: October 1944. At a psychiatric clinic treating troubled soldiers, the investigation of a doctor's murder turns up no shortage of suspects among the patients and staff. It also complicates Foyle's friendship with Dr. Josef Novak, the Polish refugee who heads the clinic. All clear: May 1945. As all of Britain awaits the formal announcement of the war's end, Foyle reluctantly joins a committee preparing to keep public order during the celebration to come. But the end comes too soon for two men-- one a stabbing victim, the other an apparent suicide.
Foyles war. Set 2 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Foyle, a veteran detective is persuaded to remain on duty at home rather than join the troops at the front as World War II begins. But home is on the vulnerable southern English coast and the chaos, danger and venality of war seep into everyday events.
Foyle's war. Set 3 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
This is the gripping third series that airs on PBS. Michael Kitchen plays a veteran detective whose job on the home front in southern England is complicated by WWII raging over Europe. DVD includes behind the scenes documentary and cast reflections.
Foyle's war. Set 4 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Invasion: As the first American GIs arrive to build an airbase near Hastings, the murder of a barmaid further strains already-tense relations between the locals and the Yanks.
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Doctor Zhivago is a poet and surgeon. His life unfolds amidst the Russian Revolution, his guilt over his unfaithfulness to his loyal wife and his obsession with Lara, his muse, who, in turn, is victim to the wants of a powerful official.
Broadway's lost treasures. II ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1971 and 1992.
The Far pavilions ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
A haunting tale of the love of an English officer for an Indian princess, set against the splendor of Imperial India in the 19th century.
Midsomer murders. Set twelve ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Four funerals and a wedding: Every year, the Skimmington Fayre, a medieval ritual, rekindles an age-old battle of the sexes in Broughton. But this year, the men decide to reclaim their dignity and the bodies really start to accumulate. Country matters: With the town of Elverton in an uproar over a new supermarket, an environmental consultant hired by the store is found stabbed to death. Death in chorus: The new director of the Midsomer Worthy choir wants to win the upcoming choral competition in the worst way. He demands perfection from his singers. When tenor and local artist Connor Simpson is murdered after practice and other choir members receive threatening notes, disharmony reigns. Last year's model: Annie Woodrow is the wife of a pop music impresario who stands accused of killing her best friend. All the evidence points to Annie as the killer, but DCI Barnaby begins to doubt her guilt. With friend and clinical psychologist Pru Plunkett feeding his suspicions, Barnaby sets out to find the truth.
Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming home ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
England between the wars is the starting place for this epic tale of love, friendship and the discovery of womanhood. Judith Dunbar is left behind at boarding school by her parents and sister, who are posted overseas in the days leading up to World War II. She comes of age in a time of turbulence and danger, but finds comfort in the wealthy Carey-Lewis family, whose estate on the Cornish coast, Nancherrow, becomes her surrogate home.
Barbara Taylor Bradford's a woman of substance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Emma Harte, a bright and ambitious servant girl who overcomes her impoverished Yorkshire beginnings in her ques to become an international retailing magnate and one of the richest women in the world.
Agatha Christie's Poirot. Collector's set 3 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Three hour-long mysteries. "The kidnapped prime minister": Poirot is called to solve the case when Britain's prime minister vanishes on the eve of important international negotiations. "The adventure of the western star": Poirot is called to investigate when a Belgian film star's priceless diamond disappears after she receives threatening letters. "How does your garden grow?" : An alleged Communist conspiracy casts suspicion on the Russian servant of a murdered woman.
The raven in the foregate ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Father Ailnoth, the new parish priest in Shrewsbury, earns the scorn of all his parishioners. After refusing absolution to an unwed mother, the priest is found dead in the river. In a case where anyone could have done it, Cadael confounds even his good friend Beringar, the under sheriff, by revealing how the priest lost his life.
The killings at Badger's Drift ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
An elderly woman dies suddenly after witnessing something unsettling in the woods.
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