A vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s drag ball scene.
A rare insight into the world and work of artist Cindy Sherman.
Portrait of the creative community formed by Peter Beard and the Beales of Grey Gardens.
Rachel Maclean takes a satirical look at the contradictory pressures faced by women today.
A Bob Dylan performance of songs expressing his new-found Christianity in the late 70s.
Artist Stanley Spencer's daughters Unity and Shirin investigate their family's archaeology
Kirsty Young introduces the 1982 Bafta-winning Arena classic about Desert Island Discs.
Series of documentaries telling the stories of the pioneers of American roots music.
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A thoughtful and intimate portrait of self-confessed rock chick, Chrissie Hynde.
The rollercoaster story of a unique venue in north London as it celebrates 50 years.
Documentary marking the year pop music and popular culture ripped up the rule book.
Documentary exploring the rich, global history of Shakespeare in the cinema.
Country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn looks back at her long, extraordinary life.
A new film made entirely from Arena's own archive, evoking the 24-hour daily cycle.
Profile of British film director Nicolas Roeg, examining his personal vision of cinema.
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.
Two-part documentary looking at the history of the National Theatre.
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Examining the glamorous life and long career of pioneering photographer Norman Parkinson.
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.
Arena presents the greatest Beatles story never told.
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How Amy Winehouse gave an acoustic performance in a church in the Irish village of Dingle.
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.
An exploration of Charles Dickens's contribution to the history of film and television.
Martin Scorsese's portrait of the musician, philanthropist and filmmaker, George Harrison
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