How the images and reality of black lives in America today are fabricated and enforced.
The story of Ike White, who recorded a legendary soul album while in jail for murder.
Contemporary artist Gillian Wearing celebrates the legacy of novelist George Eliot.
A film that recaptures a time of stockpiled paranoia that left a generation traumatised.
Documentary that exposes a darker, less well-known side of film director Ingmar Bergman.
A profile of Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama.
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.