Charting literary, political and cultural history as per the New York Review of Books.
This Arena special examines the history of the National Theatre.
Documentary telling the story of the genesis of the satirical puppet show Spitting Image.
1983 Royal Albert Hall concert by the Everly Brothers following their ten-year split.
Film about the Everly Brothers, among the most revered of the early rock 'n' roll giants.
Two-part documentary looking at the history of the National Theatre.
Arena: The National Theatre homepage
Examining the glamorous life and long career of pioneering photographer Norman Parkinson.
By the mid 60s, Epstein was lured into the world of gambling, sex and drugs.
Documentary examining the turbulent life and career of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
After years of telling the story of Christian art, Sister Wendy Beckett tells her own.
Film about female movie stars such as Garbo, Dietrich, Hayworth, Crawford and Monroe.
A profile of Eric Sykes, looking at his career as writer, performer and director.
Arena presents the greatest Beatles story never told.
The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour homepage
How Amy Winehouse gave an acoustic performance in a church in the Irish village of Dingle.
1979 film portrait of the late New Wave singer-songwriter, Poly Styrene.
A look at Jonathan Miller's life, with contributors including Oliver Sacks and Eric Idle.
An intimate glimpse into the troubled psyche of the great British author.
Newly-discovered film footage of tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins at Ronnie Scott's in 1974.
Documentary about the saxophonist Sonny Rollins, built around his 80th birthday concert.
Alan Yentob interviews TV dramatist Dennis Potter about his life and work.
An exploration of Charles Dickens's contribution to the history of film and television.
Exploring the work of crime writer James Ellroy, whose credits include LA Confidential.
Martin Scorsese's portrait of the musician, philanthropist and filmmaker, George Harrison
George Harrison: Living in the Material World homepage
Documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Secret Policeman's Ball in 2004.
The story of the early part of Bob Dylan's career, directed by Martin Scorsese
Bob Dylan: No Direction Home homepage
Rich and intimate portrait of celebrated record producer, Sir George Martin.
Arena enlists models Lily Cole and Lizzy Jagger to help Rolf Harris achieve an ambition.
Profile of the influential jazz pianist Dave Brubeck as he approaches his 90th birthday.
1989 documentary which takes a look at Europe's most successful holiday resort.
Beryl Bainbridge takes a tour of the last twenty years of writer Samuel Johnson's life.