Arena Season 2004
S2004 E02Jul 9, 2004
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Jul 9, 2004 A stunningly-photographed, thought-provoking road trip into the heart of the poor white American South. Singer Jim White takes his 1970 Chevy Impala through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truckstops, biker bars and coalmines.Along the way are roadside encounters with present-day musical mavericks the Handsome Family, David Johansen, David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower and old-time banjo player Lee Sexton, and grisly stories from the cult Southern novelist Harry Crews.
S2004 E03Dec 9, 2004
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Dec 9, 2004 A celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Secret Policeman's Ball in aid of Amnesty International. Many of Britain's finest comedians, including John Cleese, Sir Bob Geldof, Alan Bennett, Jennifer Saunders, Stephen Fry, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Ruby Wax, Lenny Henry, Sting, Phil Collins and Rowan Atkinson are reunited in a reflection of the changes in British comedy over the last quarter of a century. The film examines the event, with interviews and recollections of the original stars alongside classic comedy moments.
S2004 E04Dec 25, 2004
Painting the Clouds: a Portrait of Dennis Potter Dec 25, 2004
Bergman and Faro Island A documentary showing Ingmar Bergman on Faro Island. He goes into his childhood as well as ideas found in his works.