Arena (1975)

Arena is a British television documentary series, made and broadcast by the BBC. It has run since 1 October 1975, and over five hundred episodes have been made. Arena covers all manner of subjects, from profiles of notable people such as Bob Dylan to the Ford Cortina car. Arena was originally conceived by the producer Alan Yentob, who also did on-camera presenting and interviewing work for the programme. Arena was voted one of the 50 most influential programmes of all time in a poll of leading TV executives in Broadcast magazine.


Aliases
  • BBC Arena
English
  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 73156
  • Status Continuing
  • First Aired October 1, 1975
  • Network BBC Four BBC Two
  • Average Runtime 88 minutes
  • Genres Documentary
  • Original Country Great Britain
  • Original Language English
  • On Other Sites IMDB TheMovieDB.com
  • Episode Screenshot Format 16:9 Screencap
  • Favorited This series has been favorited by 23 people.
  • Created February 4, 2008 by
    richdruitt
  • Modified December 1, 2022 by
    mikeru99
Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials September 2008 February 2010 5
Season 1975 October 1975 December 1975 12
Season 1976 January 1976 December 1976 31
Season 1977 January 1977 December 1977 35
Season 1978 January 1978 December 1978 24
Season 1979 January 1979 September 1979 23
Season 1980 January 1980 December 1980 17
Season 1981 January 1981 December 1981 26
Season 1982 January 1982 December 2016 21
Season 1983 January 1983 December 1983 18
Season 1984 January 1984 December 1984 27
Season 1985 February 1985 December 1985 26
Season 1986 January 1986 June 1996 25
Season 1987 January 1987 December 1987 21
Season 1988 January 1988 December 1988 15
Season 1989 January 1989 December 1989 18
Season 1990 January 1990 September 1990 23
Season 1991 January 1991 October 1991 17
Season 1992 January 1992 March 1992 6
Season 1993 January 1993 May 1993 16
Season 1994 January 1994 August 1994 16
Season 1995 February 1995 August 1995 4
Season 1996 January 1996 December 1996 4
Season 1997 January 1997 December 1997 7
Season 1998 December 1998 December 1998 5
Season 1999 January 1999 December 1999 7
Season 2000 January 2000 July 2000 3
Season 2001 May 2001 December 2001 10
Season 2002 May 2002 December 2002 6
Season 2003 August 2003 December 2003 7
Season 2004 May 2004 December 2004 5
Season 2005 February 2005 December 2005 11
Season 2006 September 2006 December 2006 3
Season 2007 December 2002 December 2013 11
Season 2008 April 2008 December 2008 8
Season 2009 February 2009 June 2009 4
Season 2010 January 2010 December 2010 7
Season 2011 December 2001 November 2011 6
Season 2012 January 2012 December 2012 11
Season 2013 December 1998 October 2013 6
Season 2014 February 2013 June 2014 5
Season 2015 June 2015 November 2015 2
Season 2016 March 2016 October 2016 4
Season 2017 February 2017 June 2017 6
Season 2018 February 2018 November 2018 4
Season 2019 April 2019 December 2019 9
Season 2020 March 2020 November 2020 4
Season 2021 March 2021 November 2021 7
Season 2022 February 2022 November 2022 5
Unassigned Episodes 7
Season From To Episodes
Specials 0
Unassigned Episodes 600
Absolute ordering places all episodes in a single ordered season. This is generally used for anime.
Season From To Episodes
Season 1 0
Unassigned Episodes 600

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Name Number of Episodes Dates
Anthony Wall 23 01/31/1981 - 10/23/2016
Nigel Finch 10 05/24/1978 - 01/31/1992
Adam Low 7 04/20/1987 - 03/17/2012
Bernard MacMahon 7 05/21/2017 - 06/09/2017
David Thompson 6 07/13/2007 - 04/24/2016
Martin Scorsese 6 05/20/2011 - 11/13/2011
Mike Dibb 5 07/28/1985 - 10/31/2021
Mary Dickinson 5 03/25/1988 - 12/19/2003
Nigel Williams 4 01/17/1981 - 12/25/2005
Alan Yentob 4 01/18/1978 - 10/02/1981
Nicola Roberts 4 10/06/2007 - 02/10/2017
Rachel Maclean 3 11/04/2018
Jana Bokova 3 03/04/1988 - 04/15/1990
Gisela Grischow 3 01/23/1992 - 01/25/1992
Helen Gallacher 3 02/20/1987 - 04/07/1989
Francis Hanly 3 04/25/2011 - 10/06/2012
Volker Schlöndorff 3 01/23/1992 - 01/25/1992
Zimena Percival 2 07/19/2008 - 07/26/2008
Alan Lewens 2 11/30/1982 - 12/23/1988
Gavin Millar 2 03/14/1981 - 11/17/1981
Judy Marle 2 09/29/1979 - 03/31/1989
Kate Meynell 2 04/10/1987 - 03/27/1992
Georg Stefan Troller 2 02/03/1989
Debbie Geller 2 02/24/1989 - 01/29/1993
Dennis Marks 2 03/21/1981 - 08/16/1981
Charles Pattinson 2 01/22/1988 - 01/13/1989
Daniel Vernon 2 11/04/2019 - 05/18/2020
Heather Lenz 2 09/01/2019
Caroline Catz 2 05/16/2021
Charles Chabot 2 05/02/1981 - 02/17/2012
Paul Tickell 2 07/24/2016
Vikram Jayanti 2 10/25/2008 - 03/18/2016
Ted Clisby 1 01/22/1979
Nigel Smith 1 02/19/2010
Ian Rickson 1
Alex Marengo 1 11/20/1987
Jane Price 1
Bruce Ricker 1 12/03/2010
Murray Lerner 1 10/14/2007
Kristina Lindström 1 02/13/2022
Gina Newson 1 11/03/1981
Tristram Powell 1 12/08/1981
Morgan Neville 1 02/05/2005
Rosemary WIlton 1 03/07/1981
Peter West 1 05/16/1981
Rosemary Bowen-Jones 1 01/16/1987
Rick Gardner 1 12/23/1983
Biyi Bandele 1 11/21/2020
Andrew Douglas 1 07/09/2004
Randall Wright 1 12/25/2012
Andy Haries 1 02/06/1987
Gillian Wearing 1 11/10/2019
Peter Lydon 1 03/01/1991
Eddie Hutton-Mills 1 11/27/2022
Margy Kinmonth 1 12/09/2004
Jane Bywaters 1
Amir Amirani 1 05/13/2001
Howard Brookner 1 02/22/1983
Roger Michell 1 06/02/2018
Nigel French 1 04/04/1981
Carol Bell 1 02/21/1981
Jill Evans 1 02/17/1989
James Marsh 1 07/02/2000
Andrew Eaton 1 12/16/1988
Caroline Tisdall 1 06/06/1987
Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir 1 11/28/2021
Chris Austin 1 02/27/1987
Michael MacIntrye 1 04/03/1987
Kristian Petri 1 02/13/2022
Maurice Linnane 1 07/23/2012
Gerry Pomeroy 1 01/23/1987
Dick Fontaine 1 02/17/2012
Martin Rosenbaum 1
Paul Lee 1 01/08/1988
Chuck Workman 1 05/28/2001
Georg Misch 1 02/12/2005
Geoff Cox 1 11/21/2021
Harley Cokeliss 1 07/27/1985
Jennifer Lebeau 1 03/30/2018
Bennett Maxwell 1 03/28/1981
Rob Walker 1 12/09/1988
Fisher Dilke 1 01/19/1990
Christine Pearce 1 01/27/1989
John Byrne 1 04/01/1988
Jeff Perks 1 04/11/1987
Andrew Starke 1 11/21/2021
Jonathan Miller 1 02/05/1988
Vivian Kubrick 1 10/04/1980
Ian Potts 1 03/20/1987
Raoul Peck 1 06/20/2020
Udayan Prasad 1 12/04/1987
Name Number of Episodes Dates
B.B. King 3 07/27/1985
Allison McGourty 3 05/21/2017 - 06/09/2017
Philip Hoare 3 09/21/2008
Duke Erikson 3 05/21/2017 - 06/09/2017
Jon Savage 3 07/24/2016
Adrian Wootton 2 04/24/2016
John Walters 2 07/27/1985
Jim White 2 07/09/2004
Robert Redford 2 05/28/2017 - 06/03/2017
George Melly 2 01/18/1978
Studs Terkel 2 07/28/1985
James Baldwin 1 06/20/2020
Harold Pinter (excerpts) 1
Arthur Miller 1 01/18/1991
Dilly Barlow 1 06/28/2015
John Read 1 09/07/1986
Steve Haisman 1 07/09/2004

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BFI TV 100 (2000)

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The BFI TV 100 is a list of 100 television programmes or series that was compiled in 2000 by the British Film Institute (BFI), as chosen by a poll of industry professionals, with the aim to determine the best British television programmes of any genre that had been screened up to that time.

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