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Part Two - War and Peace

The National Theatre is 50 in October 2013 and has given the BBC unprecedented access to make two Arena documentaries for BBC Four.

In the second film Peter Hall, Richard Eyre, Trevor Nunn and Nicholas Hytner talk about running the new National Theatre - the biggest job in the British theatre - from its opening by the Queen in 1976 through the strikes which nearly forced it to close in the 1970s, clashes with the government, the controversy of the play Romans in Britain, to the fulfilment of Olivier's original dream with the huge success of shows like Amadeus, Guys and Dolls, War Horse and One Man Two Guvnors.

With contributions from Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, James Corden and many others.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Nov 2013 23:25


Role Contributor
DirectorAdam Low
ProducerMartin Rosenbaum
Executive ProducerAnthony Wall
Executive ProducerDavid Sabel