Double Bill Q&A Masters Of The Canvas


BBFC rating
Running time
30 mins

Masters Of The Canvas

Presented by Heavenly Films and BBC Arena

With Kendo Nagasaki, Sir Peter Blake and Mary Dickinson Q&A

When pop artist Peter Blake confessed that his fantasy was to be the mysterious masked wrestler Kendo Nagasaki, who never speaks and never removes his mask, little did he know what the consequences would be.

Poet and television producer Paul Yates, also fascinated by the persona of Nagasaki, read the article and proceeded to research the possibility of Blake painting Nagasaki’s portrait as a centrepiece for a film which would also, he hoped, include an exclusive interview with Nagasaki himself. Does he exist outside the ring and, if so, who is he?

Mary Dickinson’s 1992 documentary about Peter Blakes fascination with wrestling legend Kendo Nagasaki is one of the most outstanding films from the BBC Arena archive. This rare screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director who will be joined by Kendo Nagasaki and Sir Peter Blake hosted by Travis Elborough.

Tickets come in two parts – Film and Q&A – and it’s important to obtain both.

BBFC rating
Running time
60 mins
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Mary Dickinson

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November 9th


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