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This popular long-running arts programme from the BBC has encompassed documentary features on many subjects during its long run.
Indeed, in its early days each edition was categorised by a subtitle – Arena: Theatre, Arena: Art and Design, Arena: Cinema, Arena: Television or Arena: Rock. The categories alternated weekly.
Some contributions over the years have been seriously arty, others more trivial and populist.
Editors have included Alan Yentob, Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall.