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Arena (UK TV series)

Index Arena (UK TV series)

Arena is a British television documentary series, made and broadcast by the BBC since 1 October 1975. [1]

131 relations: Akira Kurosawa, Alan Yentob, American Epic (documentary), Amy Winehouse, Another Green World, Anthony Wall, Anthony Wall (film-maker), Art, Arthur Miller, Barbados, BBC, BBC Four, BBC Two, BFI Southbank, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Brian Eno, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, British Film Institute, Brixton, Broadcast (magazine), Broadcasting & Cable, C. L. R. James, Charles Dickens, Clint Eastwood, Cuba, Dame Edna Everage, Dave Brubeck, Dennis Potter, Design, Desmond Tutu, Diana, Princess of Wales, Documentary film, Dylan Thomas, Edward Said, Elvis Presley, Emmy Award, Eqbal Ahmad, Eric Hobsbawm, Evelyn Waugh, Exodus (Bob Marley & the Wailers album), Filmmaking, Francis Bacon (artist), Frederick Baker, George Harrison, George Orwell, Graham Greene, Grammy Award, Grand Trunk Road, Harold Pinter, ..., Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood Babylon, Hotel Chelsea, Humphrey Burton, I Shot Andy Warhol, Imagine (John Lennon song), Ingmar Bergman, Iron Curtain, James Marsh (director), Jana Boková, Jean Genet, Jonathan Demme, Jonathan Miller, Jorge Luis Borges, Julien Temple, Kenneth Anger, Leslie Megahey, Leslie Woodhead, Lili Taylor, London Underground, Luciano Pavarotti, Magical Mystery Tour, Martin Scorsese, Marvin Gaye, Mary Harron, Mel Brooks, Message in a bottle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, My Way, Nation, Nationalism, Nelson Mandela, Nigel Finch, No Direction Home, Norman Parkinson, Old Kent Road, Omnibus (UK TV series), Orson Welles, Oxford University Press, Panorama (TV series), Paris Is Burning (film), Paul Lee (television executive), Peabody Award, Pete Doherty, Phil Spector, Poly Styrene, Prix Italia, Produced by George Martin, Rainbow nation, Robert Crumb, Royal National Theatre, Royal Television Society, Ryszard Kapuściński, Salman Rushdie, Sebastião Salgado, Sergei Krikalev, Sex Pistols, Slim Gaillard, Sonny Rollins, Spitting Image, Stonewall riots, Stop Making Sense, Sundance Film Festival, T. S. Eliot, Television documentary, Television in the United Kingdom, The 50 Year Argument, The Beatles, The New York Review of Books, The Shining (film), The Third Man, Theatre, V. S. Naipaul, Vikram Jayanti, Vivian Kubrick, Volker Schlöndorff, Wendy Beckett, Werner Herzog, William Golding, William S. Burroughs, Wisconsin Death Trip (film). Expand index (81 more) »

Akira Kurosawa

was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.

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Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob (born 11 March 1947) is an English television executive and presenter.

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American Epic (documentary)

American Epic is a documentary film series about the first recordings of roots music in the United States during the 1920s and their cultural, social and technological impact on North America and the world.

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Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter.

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Another Green World

Another Green World is the third studio album by English musician Brian Eno, released by Island Records in September 1975.

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Anthony Wall

Anthony David Wall (born 29 May 1975) is an English professional golfer.

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Anthony Wall (film-maker)

Anthony Wall is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose lifelong contribution to cinema has been honoured with the Special Medallion of the Telluride film festival.

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Art

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative, conceptual idea, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

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Arthur Miller

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater.

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Barbados

Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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BBC Two

BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank (from 1951 to 2007 known as the National Film Theatre) is the leading repertory cinema in the UK, specialising in seasons of classic, independent and non-English language films.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

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Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his compositions.

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Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno; 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.

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British Academy of Film and Television Arts

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.

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Brixton

Brixton is a district of south London, England, within the London Borough of Lambeth.

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Broadcast (magazine)

Broadcast is a weekly magazine for the United Kingdom television and radio industry.

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Broadcasting & Cable

Broadcasting & Cable is a weekly television industry trade magazine published by NewBay Media.

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C. L. R. James

Cyril Lionel Robert James (4 January 1901 – 31 May 1989), who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J. R. Johnson, was an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist.

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Clint Eastwood

Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure.

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Cuba

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

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Dame Edna Everage

Dame Edna Everage is a character created and performed by Australian comedian Barry Humphries, known for her lilac-coloured or "wisteria hue" hair and cat eye glasses or "face furniture", her favourite flower, the gladiolus ("gladdies") and her boisterous greeting: "Hello, Possums!" As Dame Edna, Humphries has written several books including an autobiography, My Gorgeous Life, appeared in several films and hosted several television shows (on which Humphries has also appeared as himself and other alter-egos).

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Dave Brubeck

David Warren Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz.

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Dennis Potter

Dennis Christopher George Potter (17 May 1935 – 7 June 1994) was an English television dramatist, screenwriter and journalist.

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Design

Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns).

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Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.

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Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family.

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Documentary film

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.

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Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion"; the 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood; and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.

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Edward Said

Edward Wadie Said (إدوارد وديع سعيد,; 1 November 1935 – 25 September 2003) was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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Emmy Award

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).

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Eqbal Ahmad

Eqbal Ahmad (1933 – 11 May 1999) was a Pakistani political scientist, writer and academic known for his anti-war activism, support for resistance movements globally and academic contributions to the study of Near East.

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Eric Hobsbawm

Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm (9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism and nationalism.

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Evelyn Waugh

Arthur Evelyn St.

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Exodus (Bob Marley & the Wailers album)

Exodus is the ninth studio album by Jamaican reggae recording band Bob Marley and the Wailers, first released 3 June 1977 through Island Records following Rastaman Vibration (1976).

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Filmmaking

Filmmaking (or, in an academic context, film production) is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition.

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Francis Bacon (artist)

Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, raw imagery.

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Frederick Baker

Frederick Douglas Stephan "Fred" Baker (born 26 January 1965) is an Austrian-British filmmaker, media scholar, and archaeologist.

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George Harrison

George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

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George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

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Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), better known by his pen name Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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Grand Trunk Road

The Grand Trunk Road is one of Asia's oldest and longest major roads.

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Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor.

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 9, 1914 January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor.

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Hollywood Babylon

Hollywood Babylon is a book by avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger which details the sordid scandals of many famous and infamous Hollywood denizens from the 1900s to the 1950s.

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Hotel Chelsea

The Hotel Chelsea – also called the Chelsea Hotel, or simply the Chelsea – is a historic New York City hotel and landmark built between 1883 and 1885, known primarily for the notability of its residents over the years.

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Humphrey Burton

Humphrey McGuire Burton, CBE (born 25 March 1931) is a British classical music television presenter, broadcaster, TV director, producer, impresario, lecturer and biographer of musicians.

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I Shot Andy Warhol

I Shot Andy Warhol is a 1996 American-British independent film about the life of Valerie Solanas and her relationship with the artist Andy Warhol.

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Imagine (John Lennon song)

"Imagine" is a song written and performed by English musician John Lennon.

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Ingmar Bergman

Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio.

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Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain was the name for the boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.

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James Marsh (director)

James Marsh (born 30 April 1963) is a British film and documentary director best known for his work on Man on Wire, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and The Theory of Everything, the multi-award winning biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking released in 2014.

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Jana Boková

Jana Boková is a Czech film director.

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Jean Genet

Jean Genet (–) was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist.

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Jonathan Demme

Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Jonathan Miller

Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor.

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Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature.

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Julien Temple

Julien Andrew Temple (born 26 November 1952) is an English film, documentary and music video director.

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Kenneth Anger

Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer; February 3, 1927) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author.

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Leslie Megahey

Leslie Megahey (born 22 December 1944) is a British television producer, director and writer.

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Leslie Woodhead

James Leslie John Woodhead OBE is an award-winning British documentary filmmaker.

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Lili Taylor

Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza (1988), Say Anything... (1989), Dogfight (1991), Short Cuts (1993) and I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), as well as several big-budget films such as Ransom (1996), The Haunting (1999), The Conjuring (2013), ''Public Enemies'' (2009) and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015).

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London Underground

The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 19356 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

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Magical Mystery Tour

Magical Mystery Tour is an album by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a double EP in the United Kingdom and an LP in the United States.

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Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years.

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Mary Harron

Mary Harron (born January 12, 1953) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter.

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Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer.

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Message in a bottle

A message in a bottle is a form of communication in which a printed, typed, or handwritten message is sealed in a container (typically a bottle) and released into a conveyance medium (typically a body of water).

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Mikhail Kalashnikov

Lieutenant-General Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (p; 10 November 1919 – 23 December 2013) was a Russian general, inventor, military engineer and small arms designer.

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My Way

"My Way" is a song popularized in 1969 by Frank Sinatra.

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Nation

A nation is a stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture.

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Nationalism

Nationalism is a political, social, and economic system characterized by the promotion of the interests of a particular nation, especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining sovereignty (self-governance) over the homeland.

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

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Nigel Finch

Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch (1 August 1949 – 14 February 1995) was an English film director and filmmaker whose career influenced the growth of British gay cinema.

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No Direction Home

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan is a 2005 documentary film by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob Dylan, and his impact on 20th-century American popular music and culture.

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Norman Parkinson

Norman Parkinson, CBE (21 April 1913 – 15 February 1990) was a celebrated English portrait and fashion photographer.

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Old Kent Road

Old Kent Road is a major thoroughfare in South East London, England, passing through the London Borough of Southwark.

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Omnibus (UK TV series)

Omnibus is an arts-based British documentary series, broadcast mainly on BBC1 in the United Kingdom.

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Orson Welles

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Panorama (TV series)

Panorama is a BBC Television investigative current affairs documentary programme.

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Paris Is Burning (film)

Paris Is Burning is a 1991 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston.

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Paul Lee (television executive)

Paul Lee is a British television executive who was president of ABC Entertainment Group from 2010 to 2016, heading the major US television network ABC and its production arm ABC Studios.

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Peabody Award

The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.

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Pete Doherty

Peter Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist.

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Phil Spector

Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a "Wagnerian" approach to rock and roll.

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Poly Styrene

Marianne Joan Elliott-Said (3 July 1957 – 25 April 2011),, Digital Spy, 26 April 2011 known by the stage name Poly Styrene, was a British musician, singer-songwriter, and frontwoman for the punk rock band X-Ray Spex.

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Prix Italia

The Prix Italia is an international Italian television, radio-broadcasting and website award.

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Produced by George Martin

Produced by George Martin is a 2001 various artists compilation box set of tracks produced by Sir George Martin.

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Rainbow nation

Rainbow nation is a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to describe post-apartheid South Africa, after South Africa's first fully democratic election in 1994.

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Robert Crumb

Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943) is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb.

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Royal National Theatre

The Royal National Theatre in London, commonly known as the National Theatre (NT) is one of the United Kingdom's three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.

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Royal Television Society

The Royal Television Society, or RTS, is a British-based educational charity for the discussion, and analysis of television in all its forms, past, present and future.

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Ryszard Kapuściński

Ryszard Kapuściński (March 4, 1932 – January 23, 2007) was a Polish journalist, photographer, poet and author.

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Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.

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Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado Júnior (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.

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Sergei Krikalev

Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev (Серге́й Константинович Крикалёв, also transliterated as Sergei Krikalyov; born August 27, 1958) is a Russian cosmonaut and mechanical engineer.

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Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975.

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Slim Gaillard

Bulee "Slim" Gaillard (January 4, 1916 – February 26, 1991), also known as "McVouty", was an American jazz singer and songwriter who played piano, guitar, vibraphone, and tenor saxophone.

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Sonny Rollins

Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist who is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians.

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Spitting Image

Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.

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Stonewall riots

The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion) were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) communityAt the time, the term "gay" was commonly used to refer to all LGBT people.

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Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense is a 1984 concert film featuring a live performance by Talking Heads.

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Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, takes place annually in Park City, Utah.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".

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Television documentary

Documentary television is a genre of television programming that broadcasts documentaries.

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Television in the United Kingdom

Television in the United Kingdom started in 1936 as a public service which was free of advertising.

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The 50 Year Argument

The 50 Year Argument is a documentary film by Martin Scorsese and co-directed by David Tedeschi about the history and influence of the New York Review of Books, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2013.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books (or NYREV or NYRB) is a semi-monthly magazine with articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs.

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The Shining (film)

The Shining is a 1980 horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson.

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The Third Man

The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene.

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Theatre

Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage.

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V. S. Naipaul

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "Vidia" Naipaul, TC (born 17 August 1932), is an Indo-Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate who was born in Trinidad with British citizenship.

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Vikram Jayanti

Vikram Teja Jayanti is a documentary filmmaker responsible for a number of well known full-feature documentary films.

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Vivian Kubrick

Vivian Vanessa Kubrick, also credited under the pseudonym Abigail Mead, (born August 5, 1960) is an American filmmaker and composer, known for her work with her father, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.

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Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff (born 31 March 1939) is a German filmmaker who has worked in Germany, France and the United States.

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Wendy Beckett

Wendy Beckett (born 25 February 1930), better known as Sister Wendy, is a British religious sister, hermit, consecrated virgin, and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of documentaries for the BBC on the history of art.

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director.

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William Golding

Sir William Gerald Golding CBE (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet.

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William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and visual artist.

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Wisconsin Death Trip (film)

Wisconsin Death Trip is a 1999 American black-and-white and color docudrama film written and directed by James Marsh, based on the 1973 book of the same name by Michael Lesy.

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BBC Arena.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_(UK_TV_series)

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