Category:BBC Arena

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Arena is a United Kingdom|British television documentary series, which has run in occasional seasons on BBC Two, and latterly BBC Four, since 1975, debuting on Wednesday October 1 that year. It was conceived by the producer Alan Yentob, who also did on-camera presenting and interviewing work for the programme. It covers all manner of subjects, from profiles of notable people such as Dennis Potter to the Ford Cortina car.

In a 2000 poll of industry professionals conducted by the British Film Institute to find the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes, Arena was placed 95th.

In 2005, Martin Scorsese's film documentary on Bob Dylan, No Direction Home, was co-produced by Arena and shown as a part of that series in the UK, airing in two parts on September 26 and 27.

The programme's evocative theme music is "Another Green World" by Brian Eno.

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  • Vahimagi, Tise. British Television: An Illustrated Guide. Oxford. Oxford University Press / British Film Institute. 1994. ISBN 0-19-818336-4.


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