imagine... Tracey Emin: Where Do You Draw The Line?

Confirmed for BBC One on 23 October at 10.45pm to 12.05am

Ep 3/4

Tuesday 23 October



This year has been an extraordinary year for British artist Tracey Emin. With large-scale commissions catapulting her from London's St Pancras station to the streets of downtown Sydney - only pausing for breath with exhibitions in Hong Kong and Brussels along the way - she has proven yet again that she packs a punch like no other.

But as she turns 55 and enters what she likes to call the "last stage" of her life, is it time for a more mature, reflective Tracey? Following the death of her mother in 2016, she has decided to return to her home town of Margate and convert a derelict print works there into a new studio where she can live and create.

imagine... has spent the past year following Tracey across the world in a bid to chart her creative process at work. Throughout the film, she tells Alan Yentob about her life to date, from her troubled early years in Margate to a series of breakthroughs in the 1990s as a leading light of the Young British Artists, featuring career-defining work like My Bed and her embroidered tent Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995.

With contributors including Sir Nicholas Serota, Jay Jopling, Maria Balshaw and David Dawson, this is the definitive account of one of Britain’s most infamous artists.

imagine… is a BBC Studios production. The Series Editor is Alan Yentob and Executive Producer is Tanya Hudson. imagine… is commissioned by Mark Bell. The Producer/ Director John O’Rourke.