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Tina the Musical, Nicola Walker, Venue Accessibility, Cherry Blossom Poetry

A review of the Tina Turner musical, Nicola Walker on playing a divorce lawyer in new TV drama series The Split, and the accessibility of venues for people with disabilities.

Tina Turner has been closely involved with Tina, the musical which tells the story of her tempestuous life. It has just opened and Front Row has a review.

The actor Nicola Walker discusses her role in Abi Morgan's new television drama series about divorce lawyers, The Split, and some of her other roles.

A report was published last week looking at booking accessible tickets for people with disabilities, for music and entertainment venues. Samira Ahmed speaks to Claire Griffin from the Roundhouse in London and Richard Howle from the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham - both venues praised in the report for their progress in becoming accessible venues. Mik Scarlet, Access and Inclusion Advisor and a regular gig goer himself, joins the conversation to discuss if the report reflect his own experience and to consider what further improvements need to be made to the industry as a whole.

The cherry trees are blooming here and in Japan, where the blossom prompts celebration - drinking, picnics, poetry reading and the writing of haikus under flower festooned branches. But, Samira hears from a poet in Kyoto, an invasive beetle is threatening the trees, and this loved tradition.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Julian May.

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30 minutes


  • Tina

    Duration: 05:10

  • Nicola Walker

    Duration: 08:20

  • Inaccessible Venues

    Duration: 10:39

  • Japanese Cherry Blossom

    Duration: 03:41


Adrienne Warren
Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

Tina is at the Aldwych Theatre, LondonĀ 

Main image:
Adrienne Warren in
Tina (Tina: The Musical)
Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

Nicola Walker

Nicola Walker
Deborah Findlay, Annabel Scholey, Nicola Walker,
Fiona Button
Photo credit: Sister Pictures

The Split starts on Tue 24 Apr
at 9 pm on BBC One

Venue Accessibility


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Nicola Walker
Interviewed Guest Claire Griffin
Interviewed Guest Richard Howle
Interviewed Guest Mik Scarlet
Producer Julian May




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