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Jonathan Miller

Documentary exploring the life of Sir Jonathan Miller CBE - a theatre and opera director, humorist and television presenter. With contributors including Kevin Spacey and Eric Idle.

The BBC's flagship arts documentary strand Arena returns with the first ever documentary exploring the extraordinary life of Sir Jonathan Miller CBE. Jonathan Miller is usually described as a 'polymath' or 'Renaissance man', two labels he personally dislikes. But no-one quite like him has made such an impact on British culture through the medium of television, radio, theatre and opera. He has straddled the great divide between the arts and the sciences, while being a brilliant humorist, a qualified doctor and even a practising artist. With the man himself and a host of distinguished collaborators, including Oliver Sacks, Eric Idle, Kevin Spacey (who owes his first break to Miller) and Penelope Wilton, this Arena profile explores Miller's rich life and examines through amazing television archive - mostly from the BBC - how he makes these connections between the worlds of the imagination and scientific fact.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer David Thompson
Director David Thompson
Series Editor Anthony Wall
Participant Jonathan Miller
Participant Kevin Spacey
Participant Eric Idle
Participant Oliver Sacks
Participant Penelope Wilton

Broadcasts

  • Sat 31 Mar 2012 21:30
  • Sat 31 Mar 2012 22:00