Arena Season 2013
S2013 E01Dec 25, 1998
The Brian Epstein Story: The Sun Will Shine Tomorrow Dec 25, 1998 First in a two-part documentary examining the turbulent life and career of Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Gay when homosexuality was illegal, a gambler, shopkeeper and failed actor, he was also pop king with a midas touch who, in the 60s, was as well known as the band he managed.
S2013 E02Dec 26, 1998
The Brian Epstein Story: Tomorrow Never Knows Dec 26, 1998 Part two of the documentary on Beatles manager Brian Epstein. By the mid 60s, Epstein was lured into the world of gambling, sex and drugs and in 1967 he was found dead in his London mansion at the age of 32.
S2013 E03Apr 21, 2013
aka Norman Parkinson Apr 21, 2013 To mark the centenary of his birth, Arena examines the glamorous life and exceptionally long career of pioneering photographer Norman Parkinson, an eccentric English gentleman who also produced his own brand of sausages. Featuring an abundance of beautiful images and with previously unseen footage, the film explores Parkinson's work with contributions from his models and collaborators, including Iman, Jerry Hall, Carmen Dell'Orefice, creative director of Vogue Grace Coddington and his grandson Jake Parkinson-Smith.
S2013 E04Oct 24, 2013
The National Theatre Part One: The Dream Oct 24, 2013 First of two documentaries celebrating the National Theatre's 50th anniversary
S2013 E05Oct 31, 2013
The National Theatre Part Two: War and Peace Oct 31, 2013 Looking at the new National Theatre from its opening in 1976 to the present day.