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The rise and rise of Event Cinema

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Arts news, interviews and reviews. Kirsty Lang hears from Helen McCrory, Richard Eyre, Lesley Manville, Alan Ayckbourn and others about the flourishing phenomenon of event cinema. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Eric Fellner
Interviewed Guest:
David Sabel
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
Helen McCrory
Interviewed Guest:
Lorne Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Ayckbourn
Interviewed Guest:
Hasan Bakhshi
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Bazalgette
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

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Arena: The National Theatre

Episode 2: Part Two - War and Peace

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Peter Hall, Richard Eyre, Trevor Nunn and Nicholas Hytner talk about running the new National Theatre from its opening in 1976 to the fulfilment of Olivier's original dream. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Adam Low
Executive Producer:
Anthony Wall
Executive Producer:
David Sabel

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Arena: The National Theatre

Episode 1: Part One - The Dream

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

First of two documentaries celebrating the National Theatre's 50th anniversary, with contributions from artistic directors, playwrights and stars such as Dame Joan Plowright. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Adam Low
Executive Producer:
Anthony Wall
Executive Producer:
David Sabel

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

In a live anniversary event, a cast of 100, including Benedict Cumberbatch and Dame Helen Mirren, performs scenes from 50 years of National Theatre productions. Show more