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Johnny Marr; Frank Auerbach at Tate; Alex Gibney on Fela Kuti

August 26th, 2014

Episode 522 of 1299 episodes

Johnny Marr discusses his new album Playland and reflects on his relationship with the guitar from The Smiths to his solo work. As Tate Britain unveils Lucian Freud's collection of Frank Auerbach's work, curator Elena Crippa explains what the collection can tell us about the relationship between the two artists. And Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, famous for his investigative films about Enron and Lance Armstrong, explains why his new film explores the life and music of Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti. Producer: Ellie Bury Presenter: John Wilson.