To launch an exclusive Jewish Book Week-BBC TV series, Arena Editors Anthony Wall and Alan Yentob and producer Sally Angel discuss the many Jewish subjects featured in the multi-award-winning arts documentary series – who have ranged from Arthur Miller and Linda McCartney to Jonathan Miller and Amy Winehouse – with a specially shot message for Jewish Book Week from Mel Brooks, star of one of the most iconic Arena films.
Films for the series curated by Anthony Wall, Series Editor 1985-2018
Image credit: BBC Arena, Mel Brooks I Thought I Was Taller, 1981
Included in the ticket price is access to the Arena film, I Thought I Was Taller: A Short History of Mel Brooks. This film is available to view on KPlayer for 7 days from 3 October.
After the live broadcast, the recording will be available for 7 days. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our guide.
A Blackwell’s pop-up bookstall will be in Kings Place on Sun 3 Oct.