Arena Season 1976
S1976 E01Jan 7, 1976
Theatre (7) Jan 7, 1976 Deborah Norton returns with reports, interviews and extracts from what is liveliest and best in the British theatrical scene.
S1976 E02Jan 14, 1976
Art and Design (7) Jan 14, 1976
S1976 E03Jan 21, 1976
Theatre (8) Jan 21, 1976 Jonathan Miller introduces this week's look at what is most stimulating and enjoyable on the theatrical scene.
S1976 E04Jan 28, 1976
Art and Design (8) Jan 28, 1976 A look at American photographer Paul Strand and recent trends in British photography.
S1976 E05Feb 4, 1976
Theatre (9) Feb 4, 1976 Arena goes to Scarborough for the British premiere of a new Alan Ayckbourn play "Just Between Ourselves".
S1976 E06Feb 11, 1976
Art and Design (9) Feb 11, 1976 Arena looks at aspects of community art and the work of painter Keith Grant, artist-in-residence at the New Charing Cross Hospital.
S1976 E07Feb 18, 1976
Theatre (10) Feb 18, 1976 Claire Bloom and Kenneth Tynan discuss extracts from Samuel Beckett's 'Happy Days', George Bernard Shaw's 'Too True to be Good', and Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth'.
S1976 E08Feb 25, 1976
Art and Design (10) Feb 25, 1976 Arena talks with Robert Janz and Dante Leonelli about incorporating time into sculpture.
S1976 E09Mar 3, 1976
Theatre (11) Mar 3, 1976 Arena brings extracts from Paris' contemporary theatre season, including Frank Wedekind's 'Lulu' and Marguerite Duras' 'Days in the Tree', and an interview with Delphine Seyrig.
S1976 E10Mar 10, 1976
Art and Design (11) Mar 10, 1976 Art and Design
S1976 E11Mar 17, 1976
Theatre (12) Mar 17, 1976 Barbara Jefford, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Kenneth Tynan Billie Whitelaw and many of the people behind the scenes say goodbye to the Old Vic building.
S1976 E12Mar 24, 1976
Art and Design (12) Mar 24, 1976 Liverpool poet and painter Adrian Henry visits 'The Face of Merseyside'; Boyd and Evans use photographs as the basis of their explorations of everyday life.
S1976 E13Mar 31, 1976
Theatre: Happy Birthday Royal Court Mar 31, 1976 Alumni of the Royal Court celebrate its 20th anniversary.
S1976 E14Apr 7, 1976
Art and Design: Art for Money's Sake? Apr 7, 1976 Barrie Penrose investigates a multi-national art empire and the artists and methods that created it.
S1976 E15Aug 25, 1976
Edinburgh International Festival 1976: Part 1 Aug 25, 1976 Features Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Galina Visnevskaya in the Scottish Opera's production of Macbeth, The Kantor Theatre Company from Poland, and Fenella Fielding in a late-night revue.
S1976 E16Sep 1, 1976
Edinburgh International Festival 1976: Part 2 Sep 1, 1976 Features the La Mama Theatre Company from New York; Bunraku, traditional Japanese Puppet Theatre; a recital by Frederica Von Stade; and Judith Blegen as Susanna in 'The Marriage of Figaro'.
S1976 E17Sep 8, 1976
Edinburgh International Festival 1976: Part 3 Sep 8, 1976 Writer Germaine Greer and her god-daughter Ruby take a look at a child's Edinburgh Festival and some of the fringe activities, including Gruppo Teatro Libero from Rome and Quentin Crisp.
S1976 E18Sep 15, 1976
Theatre: A Dream Come True Sep 15, 1976 A look at the opening of the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
S1976 E19Sep 22, 1976
Cinema (1) Sep 22, 1976 Gavin Miller interviews the director Robert Altman on "M*A*S*H", "Nashville", "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" and more.
S1976 E20Sep 29, 1976
Art and Design: After Samuel Palmer Sep 29, 1976 David Gould, the expert who discovered Tom Keating's Samuel Palmer imitations, shows the process of identifying and analyzing suspected pictures.
S1976 E21Oct 6, 1976
Cinema (2) Oct 6, 1976 Gavin Millar talks with Frank Westmore, whose family has dominated the make-up departments of American cinema for decades.
S1976 E22Oct 13, 1976
Theatre (15) Oct 13, 1976 Peter Shaffer, writer of 'Equus', talks about his plays, his life and the theatre with an excerpt from the 1976 stage production of 'Equus'.
S1976 E23Oct 20, 1976
Cinema: Eric Rohmer Oct 20, 1976 Gavin Millar interviews director Eric Rohmer about 'Die Marquise von O', 'Claire's Knee' and 'Love in the Afternoon'.
S1976 E24Oct 27, 1976
Art and Design: The Illustrators: The Work of Mick Brownfield and Allan Manham/The Swish of the Curtain Oct 27, 1976 British illustrators Mick Brownfield and Allan Manham are documented working on their current projects; Artist Chris Orr probes the dreadful truth behind the net curtains of suburbia.
S1976 E25Nov 3, 1976
Cinema: Don Siegel Nov 3, 1976 Don Siegel, director of 'The Shootist', 'Charley Varrick', 'Coogan's Bluff', 'Dirty Harry' and many other violent thrillers talks about the problems of the director who is typecast by his success in one specialized genre.
S1976 E26Nov 10, 1976
Theatre: The Cultural Common Market Nov 10, 1976 A look at Theatre National Populaire, one of France's leading theaters, and Patrice Chéreau's 'La Dispute' by Marivaux and Roger Planchon's 'Tartuffe', as well as scene's from Planchon's scenes from his Blues, Whites and Reds.
S1976 E27Nov 17, 1976
Cinema: British Films Nov 17, 1976 In light of the low proportion of British films in the 20th London Film Festival, Gavin Millar looks at what's wrong with the British film industry and distribution system.
S1976 E28Nov 24, 1976
Art and Design: Sculpture for the Blind/Linda Benedict-Jones/James Boswell Nov 24, 1976 Sculpture for the Blind - a special Tate Gallery exhibition; Linda Benedict-Jones, photographer; James Boswell - a revival of his war pictures.
S1976 E29Dec 1, 1976
Cinema: 'The Long Vacation of 36' Dec 1, 1976 Arena speaks with Spanish directors at the Madrid premiere of 'The Long Vacation of 36'.
S1976 E30Dec 8, 1976
Theatre: Brecht in Newcastle Dec 8, 1976 20th anniversary tribute to Bertolt Brecht at Newcastle's University Theatre with scenes from 'The Good Woman of Setzuan' and prose, poetry and music.
S1976 E31Dec 15, 1976
Cinema: Christmas Special Dec 15, 1976 A look at the Disney exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum; an interview with 'The Ritz' director Dick Lester and actress Rita Moreno; an excerpt from Buster Keaton's 'Spite Marriage'; and the results of the Titles Competition.