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Arena

1 9 7 5 – Current (UK)

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: TheatreArena: Art and DesignArena: CinemaArena: 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.