4 May 2010

Sam's Recommended Listening - Front Row - Monday 3rd May

In May 2000 the Queen became the first visitor to Tate Modern, the giant gallery housed in a former power station on the banks of the River Thames. Ten years on and 45 million people have passed through the building which once generated electricity for London but has now become a cultural powerhouse for Britain.

In a special edition of Front Row, John Wilson looks at the social and artistic impact of Tate Modern with guests including artists Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry, and writers AS Byatt and Ian Rankin. The programme also includes a profile of Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota and a look at the gallery's many appearances at the cinema.

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