Jim White takes a road trip into the heart of the poor white American South. (2004)
Dramatic reconstruction and archive footage recreates the life of the Wild West showman.
An examination of the work and the legend of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. (2003)
Tragedy, murder and mayhem in small-town Wisconsin in the 19th century. (2000)
A remarkable guided tour through the culinary world of Elvis Presley. (1996)
Nelson Mandela and other ex-prisoners recall their incarceration on Robben Island. (1994)
On the occasion of his 60th birthday, author Philip Roth discusses his life and his books.
Palestinian writer and exile Edward Said talks about his book "Culture and Imperialism".
Pop artist Peter Blake's fascination with masked wrestler Kendo Nagasaki. (1992)
Nelson Mandela talks to Arthur Miller in this rare and momentous television interview.
The life of Woody Guthrie, travelling American singer-songwriter. (1988)
John Read shares his memories of the artist he filmed six times over 28 years. (1986)
Arena presents an evening of the blues, introduced by B.B. King and John Walters.
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Arena celebrates Desert Island Discs with the help of many celebrity castaways. (1982)
A contrast in visual style: the art of Radio Times and the jaundiced eye of Private Eye.
Chelsea Hotel in New York, a haven for some of the 20th Century's greatest talent. (1981)
Profile of John Hoyland, seen by many as England's finest abstract painter. (1979)
The making and performance of a play about the Industrial Revolution.
Henry Moore discusses Da Vinci's drawings. George Melly visits a Dada & Surrealism exhibition.
Profile celebrating the centenary of the author Agatha Christie’s birth.
Arena travels the length of Broadway and explores the myths of the Great White Way.
Documentary about the great American realist painter and printmaker, Edward Hopper.
Mike Leigh talks about his work and his dramatic processes.
Traces the colourful story of the seductive and mysterious dance, the tango.
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An anxious recluse deals with the pressures of the outside world. By Harold Pinter.