Best Sellers was a television series broadcast by NBC during the 1976–77 season. It consisted of several mini-series based on best-selling novels, shown in a rotating series of several episodes each. The concept was similar to 1950s television serialised dramas, when plays and novels were formatted into several broadcast episodes under a single umbrella program title. It was one of the earliest examples of the modern mini-series format. The format, however, apparently did not seem to work for NBC Universal Television in the mid-1970s, which ended the series after one season. The series included the following: ⁕Taylor Caldwell's 1972 novel, "Captains and the Kings" ⁕Anton Meyer's 1968 novel, "Once an Eagle" ⁕Norman Bogner's 1967 novel, "Seventh Avenue" ⁕Robert Ludlum's 1974 novel, "The Rhinemann Exchange"
Arena is a British television documentary series, made and broadcast by the BBC. Voted by leading TV executives in Broadcast as one of the top 50 most influential programmes of all time, it has run since 1 October 1975 with over five hundred episodes made, directed by the likes of Martin Scorsese, Alan Yentob, Roly Keating, Frederick Baker, Volker Schlondorff and Vikram Jayanti. Arena's subjects are a roll-call of the world's best known cultural figures from the 20th and 21st centuries, from singers Bob Dylan and Amy Winehouse to academics Edward Said and Eric Hobsbawm, from writers Jean Genet and V S Naipaul to artists Francis Bacon and Louise Bourgeois. The current series editor is Anthony Wall.