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.
Japanese Cherry Blossom
Nicola WalkerDeborah Findlay, Annabel Scholey, Nicola Walker,
Photo credit: Sister Pictures
The Split starts on Tue 24 Apr
at 9 pm on BBC One
Role Contributor Presenter Samira Ahmed Interviewed Guest Nicola Walker Interviewed Guest Claire Griffin Interviewed Guest Richard Howle Interviewed Guest Mik Scarlet Producer Julian May