Theresa Lola and 70 years of the RFH; The Mosquito Coast reviewed; Royal Blood's new album; Andrew Miller on events pilots


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Adapted from Paul Theroux’s bestselling book, The Mosquito Coast follows a family on the run from the US government and seeking escape in Mexico, where they hope to build a simpler life away from American consumerist culture. Critics Tanya Motie and Kohinoor Sahota join Tom to discuss the new TV series and to share their cultural picks of the week. Royal Blood is a 2 piece rock band from Brighton whose new album - Typhoons - looks set to top the UK charts like their previous two. They’ve toured internationally supporting Iggy Pop and Foo Fighters and played most of the big festivals including Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. Unusually they’re a drums and bass guitar duo creating catchy funk heavy riffs Tom speaks with Mike Kerr about creativity and the pressures of rock and roll life. As the first nightclub, under the Government’s pilot events scheme, prepares to open its doors in Liverpool this evening, Front Row talks to Andrew Miller, the Government’s first Disability Champion for Arts and Culture, who fears that people with disabilities are being left behind by the Government’s plans. To mark the 70th anniversary of The Royal Festival Hall, former Young People's Laureate for London Theresa Lola performs her specially commissioned poem, Offerings and Exchange. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Sarah Johnson

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