Arena (1975– )

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Jonathan Miller ...
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Dennis Potter ...
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Max Bygraves ...
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Gavin Millar ...
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George Melly ...
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Alan Yentob ...
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Michael Billington ...
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Nigel Williams ...
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 Himself - Director / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2013)
Nicholas Shakespeare ...
 Narrator (2 episodes, 2001)
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Alexei Sayle ...
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Lloyd Hutchinson ...
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Kenneth Tynan ...
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Germaine Greer ...
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Paul Merton ...
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Henry Woolf ...
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Jill Evans ...
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Susan Wooldridge ...
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Andy de la Tour ...
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Kenneth Williams ...
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Neil Innes ...
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Lia Williams ...
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Peter Fluck ...
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Roger Law ...
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Michael Powell ...
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Emeric Pressburger ...
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Jerry Allison ...
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Mickie Most ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1991)
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Bryan Forbes ...
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Brian Epstein ...
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Anthony Lee ...
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Elizabeth Goodings ...
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Mark Goodings ...
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Russell Harty ...
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Gareth Van Den Bogaerde ...
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Jon Culshaw ...
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Christopher Morahan ...
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Francis Bacon ...
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John Byrne ...
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Frankie Howerd ...
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Pete Murray ...
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Derek Walcott ...
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Charlie Drake ...
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Linda Smith ...
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Richard Slotkin ...
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Hattie Jacques ...
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Darius Teverson ...
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Martin Ritt ...
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Eric Allan ...
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Stephen Bayley ...
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Ted Everly ...
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Charlotte Savitz ...
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June Barrie ...
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Ted Drake ...
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Ross Noble ...
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Ken Andersen ...
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Walter Bernstein ...
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Tom Robinson ...
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Darrel Everly ...
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Katy Murphy ...
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Rory Copus ...
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Clement Freud ...
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Ruel Moseley ...
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Peter Collett ...
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Terence Beckett ...
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Jewel Everly ...
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Laurie Mansfield ...
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Malcolm Messiter ...
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Paul Vallis ...
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John Isherwood ...
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Mose Rager ...
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Enid Messiter ...
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Graeme Bruce ...
 Himself - LU Chief Operations Manager (1 episode, 2007)
Sheena Isherwood ...
 Herself - Cortina Owner (1 episode, 1982)
Sheila Kelley ...
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Leslie Megahey ...
 Narrator (1 episode, 1982)
Merle Travis ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1984)
David Hatch ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The 4th U.S. Artillery Regimental Brass Band
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Helen Meager ...
 Herself - Bus Driver (1 episode, 2005)
Annie Mole ...
 Herself - Website Creator (1 episode, 2007)
John Banks ...
 Himself - Ogilvy and Mather Advertising Agency (1 episode, 1982)
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Chet Atkins ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Margot Holden ...
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The Arizona Rangers
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John Meager ...
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 Various characters (1 episode, 2010)
Alan Lambert ...
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Boudleaux Bryant ...
 Himself - Songwriter (1 episode, 1984)
Jack Train ...
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 Frank Spencer (1 episode, 2005)
John McVicar ...
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Felice Bryant ...
 Herself - Songwriter (1 episode, 1984)
Gerard Hoffnung ...
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Andrew Johnstone ...
 Himself - Bus Conductor (1 episode, 2005)
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Paul Welton ...
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Archie Bleyer ...
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Claire Jones ...
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Baysee Rowe ...
 Himself - Bus Conductor (1 episode, 2005)
John Betjeman ...
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Nicholas Parsons ...
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Peter Luff ...
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Kwame Afriyie ...
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Julian Lloyd Webber ...
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Ray Askew ...
 Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor (1 episode, 2005)
Geoff Rosenberg ...
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Derek Nimmo ...
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Kofi Boateng ...
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Fiona Richmond ...
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Thora Hird ...
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Margaret Breen ...
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Paul White ...
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 Himself - The Stray Cats (1 episode, 1984)
Peter Jones ...
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Anna Ford ...
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Len Burton ...
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