Arena (1975– )

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Dennis Potter ...
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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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Nicholas Shakespeare ...
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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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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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Bryan Forbes ...
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Brian Epstein ...
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Anthony Lee ...
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Anthony Forwood ...
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Gareth Forwood ...
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Elizabeth Goodings ...
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Russell Harty ...
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Jon Culshaw ...
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Bill Dare ...
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Christopher Morahan ...
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Tony Hancock ...
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Francis Bacon ...
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Michael Blakemore ...
 Himself - Associate Director, 1970-1976 / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Gavin Clarke ...
 Himself - National Theatre Archivist (2 episodes, 2013)
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Peter Shaffer ...
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George Bernard Shaw ...
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 Himself - Playwright (2 episodes, 2013)
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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Werner Herzog once commented that "Arena is the oasis in the sea of insanity that is television". See more »


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Another Green World
Composed by Brian Eno
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