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Front Row 20th Anniversary

Liz Carr, Bob Geldof, Lionel Shriver and Testament each make a case for the most significant artwork created during Front Row's first two decades on air.

To mark 20 years of Front Row Kirsty Lang and John Wilson host a celebratory extended edition live from the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House in London.

Liz Carr, Bob Geldof, Lionel Shriver and Testament make their case for what they think is the most significant art work of the last 20 years.

Neil MacGregor, the former director of the British Museum and familiar voice to Radio 4, considers cultural developments and diplomacy since 1998.

There's a live performance from singer-songwriter Rae Morris. She'll join Caleb Femi, the Young People's Laureate for London, and Liv Little, founder and editor-in-chief of gal-dem - a magazine for young women of colour - to consider the scene for young emerging artists and to look ahead to what the next 20 years might bring.

Kate Fox, our poet-in-residence for the day, writes a rapid-response poem.

And Mary Beard pops in to tell us about the new series of Front Row Late which starts later tonight on BBC2.

Presenters: Kirsty Lang and John Wilson
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong and Hannah Robins.

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45 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Liz Carr
Interviewed Guest Bob Geldof
Interviewed Guest Lionel Shriver
Interviewed Guest Testament
Interviewed Guest Neil MacGregor
Interviewed Guest Rae Morris
Interviewed Guest Caleb Femi
Interviewed Guest Liv Little
Interviewed Guest Mary Beard
Performer Kate Fox
Performer Rae Morris
Producer Rebecca Armstrong
Producer Hannah Robins


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