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  • Great British Bakeoff 2020

    What’s in: 7 new TV and film releases to watch this week

    Sherlock Holmes spin-offs, live opera and the return of Bake Off - it's all happening this week! Grab a cuppa, unearth the remote and stick one of these on the box.

  • Your ultimate autumn culture planner 2020

    Culture vultures, grab your diaries. Here's your Muddy-curated cheat sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film in the UK.

  • Ratched

    Boredom begone! Here’s what to watch this week

    In need of something new to sink your teeth into? Muddy to the rescue! Here are the latest TV and film releases coming to a screen near you.

  • Into London: the capital reopens

    With the tourist count at an all-time low, now is the time to swerve the endless queues and enjoy London's cultural bounty.

  • Bombshell film

    What to watch this week: new boredom-busters

    What is there to tune into this week, I hear you cry? Everything from nature meditations to reality shows - here's eight of our top picks.

  • Back-to-school films we give an A+

    The best days of your life, they said. Hmmm... perhaps not! Re-live the pain and the glory with Muddy's top 10 school films.

  • September books

    Books you need to read this September

    It’s back-to-school time and even if we're not of school age, there’s a lot to be said for embracing a reading list. Luckily, our friends at Gerrards Cross Bookshop have supplied us with seven must-reads for the month ahead.

  • Sky Two Weeks to Live

    What’s in: new TV and film releases for September

    Pinch, punch, etc. Let's kick off the new month (and avoid the rapidly-dropping thermostat) with a slew of new TV shows and films to watch, shall we?

  • I Hate Suzie

    What’s in: TV and film to watch this week

    What's new, pussycat? These films and TV shows, of course! Settle in and watch these seven newly-released flicks (plus one that's worth leaving the house for).

  • Irresistible Amazon Prime

    What’s in: wet weather watches this week

    Rain, rain, don't go away - it means another duvet day! Prep the popcorn, stick on a jumper and check out the new TV shows and films landing this week.

  • We're here Sky One

    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Hiding inside to escape the heat, or need to shelter from the storm? No fear: these new TV and film releases will keep you entertained.

  • Review – Nick Knight: Roses From My Garden

    Nick Knight's new exhibition at Waddesdon Manor is an absolute blooming triumph, says Muddy's Kerry Yates. Check out her review here, and go go go.

  • Aubrey Beardsley

    Culture queen! My August highlights

    A whole month of lolling in the sun (hopefully) requires a whole host of entertainment. Here are the culture picks I'll be soaking up this August, from must-see art to new albums

  • Little Birds

    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Got a hot date with your sofa? Oooh saucy! Here are this week's best new film and TV releases to spice up your evenings over the next week

  • Prodigal Son Sky One

    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Rubbish weather got you down? Settle on the sofa with a cuppa and binge-watch some of these new TV and film releases instead.

  • What’s on this week in Bucks & Oxon

    Sofa surfing, or fancy a local jaunt? I've got both covered in my curated guide to the week handily split into outdoor and online fun.

  • What’s in: 10 new things to watch this week

    Lazy day in front of the telly? Yes please! Here are the hottest new films and TV shows for you to sink your teeth into. Just add popcorn.

  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert

    We’re all going on a big screen holiday

    Choose your destination, fasten your seats and get ready for take off. Here are 21 films, set in exotic locations that are almost as good travelling abroad.

  • Grab yourself a mini masterpiece from £50

    If buying art leaves you with a blank expression to match your blank walls, then read on, laydee. Before you make an expensive mistake, we called in the experts for some top tips.

  • What to watch online this week

    Your weekly boredom buster is here with all the best and brand spanking new TV, film, music and local theatre to keep you entertained from the sofa.

  • Culture vulture: my July hitlist

    Missing the theatre and live venues? OMG, me too. Until normal service resumes for the arts world (your guess is as good as mine), here's my personal culture planner for July - podcasts, books, music and theatre. I'll budge up on the sofa, come and join me.

  • We’re all going on a big-screen holiday

    Choose your destination, fasten your seats and get ready for take off. Here's 21 films, set in exotic locations that are almost as good travelling abroad.

  • Staying in saviour – what to stream this week

    If the sofa is your No.1 destination this week (rain, rain go away!) then you'll be needing my guide to the best telly, theatre, film and online festivals.

  • 11 cool drive-in cinemas in Bucks, Oxon & beyond

    With social distancing de rigeur the summer, the local arts industry has had to find new ways to keep cinema alive. Cue the drive-in cinema. Tell me about it, stud!

  • Staying in? Here’s what’s on

    A local virtual arts festival, hot new Netflix releases, high brow theatre (and low brow Love Island!) - it's all going on online this week. Stream if you wanna go faster!

  • Festival

    Culture vulture: my June hitlist

    Less time propping up bars means more time enjoying the creative arts right?! Here's what I'm loving this month.

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • 24 throwback films to watch with your kids

    Time to stage an intervention! Sick of hearing your kids' shows on repeat? Free the remote from their clutches and settle in for a fabulously retro family film night.

  • Say hello to your new Netflix obsession

    We're not going to mention the C-word but if you're staying in more right now, isolate yourself with the Netflix remote and watch these corkers pronto.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • Is it getting hot in here?

    Apply a cold compress and loosen that corset! It's historical hunk time in film and telly (well, hello, Rufus Sewell!), with three new sizzling period dramas to look forward to.

  • REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress

    The RSC’s new musical has it all - David Walliams' magic storytelling, Robbie/Guy Chambers smash hits, and a story that chimes with a modern desire to celebrate difference in a kinder way.

  • Muddy’s 10 best books of 2019

    So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you - here's her definitive list of the year's best books. Get stuck in!

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • Awesome Autumn culture planner

    It's all going on! Behold, your cheat-sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film, as curated by the extremely cultural Kerry Potter.

  • Everyone’s talking about…

    Jude Law, baby! Or should that be his itty bitty very pretty papal white budgie smugglers? Banish your other half for five minutes and ogle the trailer in peace.

  • The top 10 books of the summer

    Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

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