Arena is a British television documentary series, which has run in occasional seasons on BBC Two, and latterly BBC Four, since 1975, debuting on Wednesday 1 October that year. It was conceived by the producer Alan Yentob, who also did on-camera presenting and interviewing work for the programme.
Series Fun Facts
- Werner Herzog once commented that "Arena is the oasis in the sea of insanity that is television".
- The main outdoor concert within this film is the 1988 Monsters of Rock festival, an, then, annual event in the British heavy metal calendar, headlined by Iron Maiden.
- Apparently the last video footage of the glam singer Jobriath, who plays a snippet of his musical "Sunday Brunch" and clowns in front of the camera.