Arena Season 1987
S1987 E01Jan 16, 1987
Art Spiegelman: Of Cats and Mice Jan 16, 1987 Following the publication of his book 'Maus', a comic strip depicting cats and mice in the story of a young Jewish couple arrested and transported to Auschwitz, its creator comic-strip artist, Art Spiegelmann and his family, travel to Auschwitz for the first time.
S1987 E02Jan 23, 1987
Night and Day Jan 23, 1987 A 24 hour journey through the streets of London as seen by two writers. Spectator columnist Jeffrey Bernard explores the daylight hours, with thriler writer Celia Fremlin walking the hours of darkness.
S1987 E03Jan 30, 1987
Dennis Potter Jan 30, 1987 Alan Yentob interviews TV dramatist Dennis Potter about his work through the years, touching on subjects such as why and how he started writing, his sense of being different as a child, the insularity of his past in Forest of Dean, starting at the BBC in 1959 and a failed attempt at going into politics.
S1987 E04Feb 6, 1987
Martin Chambi and the Heirs of the Incas Feb 6, 1987 Story of photographer Martin Chambi, a Peruvian Indian whose photographs of the Inca ruins and Peruvian society brought him to the forefront of revolutionary artistic and social movements in South America in the 1930's.
S1987 E05Feb 13, 1987
Confessions of Robert Crumb Feb 13, 1987 Robert Crumb discusses his life and his work.
S1987 E06Feb 20, 1987
Ruth, Roses and Revolver Feb 20, 1987 Director David Lynch presents a guide to the work of the Surrealists.
S1987 E07Feb 27, 1987
A Brother With Perfect Timing Feb 27, 1987 Documentary on jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim, a South African who moved to Amer ica in 1965. His music uses a blend of jazz and the traditional styles of South Africa.
S1987 E08Mar 13, 1987
Andrei Tarkovsky's Cinema Mar 13, 1987 Beyond the edges of the frame influential filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky give the viewers a sense of time passing, time lost, and the relationship of one moment in time to another.
S1987 E09Mar 20, 1987
Confessions of Robert Crumb Mar 20, 1987 Report on the work of photographer Jo Spence, and how she has developed 'phototheraphy', a means of self help following the discovery in 1982 that she had breast cancer, but refused the usual medical treatments
S1987 E10Mar 27, 1987
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Mar 27, 1987 Maria Von Trapp, Bob Guccione, Martin Scorsese, Mary O'Hara, Tony Monopoly and o thers talk about their training to become Roman Catholic monks, priests or nuns, and also discuss the similarity between the church and the world of arts and entertainment.
S1987 E11Apr 3, 1987
Bayan Ko Pilipinas Apr 3, 1987 Philippines film director Lino Brocka led a clandestine expedition into the moun tains, accompanied by ARENA, to film interviews with the New People's Army of th e Philippines.
S1987 E12Apr 10, 1987
Talk Is Cheap Apr 10, 1987 Discourse on the art of the chat show
S1987 E13Apr 11, 1987
Night Moves Apr 11, 1987 Documentary on the personalities and machines of the trucking industry in Great Britain.
S1987 E14Apr 18, 1987
The Waugh Trilogy Part 1: Bright Young Thing Apr 18, 1987 Three part pfofile of writer Evelyn Waugh. Covers the period of his early life with comments from Sir Harold Acton, Lady Diana Mosley, Anthony Powell, Peter Quennell and Graham Greene.
S1987 E15Apr 19, 1987
The Waugh Trilogy Part 2: Mayfair And The Jungle Apr 19, 1987 The most productive years of Waugh's writings. With comments from John Mortimer, Kingsley Amis, and Graham Greene.
S1987 E16Apr 20, 1987
The Waugh Trilogy Part 3: An Englishman's Home Apr 20, 1987 Television Extracts Face to Face Monitor
S1987 E17Jun 6, 1987
Joseph Beuys Jun 6, 1987 Documentary tracing the career of controversial German artist Joseph Beuys, from World War II up to his death in 1986.
S1987 E18Nov 20, 1987
Revolutionary With A Paintbox Nov 20, 1987 A profile of Diego Rivera. The portrait compiles testimony from Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, ex-model and lover Bolores Olmedo and painter Jose Luis Cuevas. There is archive footage of Zapata, Trotsky and Rivera himself.
S1987 E19Nov 27, 1987
Your Honour, I Object! Guccione V Russell Nov 27, 1987 A courtroom 'drama' featuring Bob Guccione versus Ken Russell in a breach of con tract case regarding disagreements over a script for a film version of Daniel De foe's "Moll Flanders" which Guccione hired Russell to direct.
S1987 E20Dec 4, 1987
Invisible Ink Dec 4, 1987 Documentary on the writings of Indians who travelled to Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries and wrote about their experiences.
Art Spiegelman: Of Cats and Mice Following the publication of his book 'Maus', a comic strip depicting cats and mice in the story of a young Jewish couple arrested and transported to Auschwitz, its creator comic-strip artist, Art Spiegelmann and his family, travel to Auschwitz for the first time.