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  • 7 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

    Why scroll through the Radio Times when we know exactly what's good this week? From Succession's bold new series to a saucy dating / dancing reality mashup, here's what to watch.

  • Spine-tingling reads to scare your socks off!

    'Tis the season for eery tomes and grisly page-turners. Here are the new releases guaranteed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up... Dim the lights, pull the covers up and prepare for a scare.

  • Tissues at the ready – Adele’s brand new single is out!

    Feeling emotionally stable? Not for long! The queen of breakup songs has released her first single in five years and it's a good'un. Watch the video here.

  • Six things you’ll want to watch this week

    Roll up, roll up! It's the cream of the TV crop. From THAT Netflix stalker show to star-studded fundraisers and spooky horror specials, we know exactly what to watch this week.

  • City slickin’: what’s on in London this autumn

    London's heading into the cooler months with a host of unmissable cultural highlights. Bag yourself the best tickets now with our guide to what's worth seeing in the big smoke.

  • Ready, set cook! 9 new cookbooks for Autumn

    Want to switch up your meal plan for the new season? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we have you covered

  • Let’s talk TV: 8 best things to watch this week

    Billie Piper's anti rom-com, how to watch the London Film Festival highlights from home, and more big name telly this week. Pop the kettle on and settle in to watch our curated list of TV goodies.

  • What’s good on the telly this week?

    Baby it's cold (and wet) outside, and the TV's just getting better and better! We've got Oscar-winning films, gripping historical dramas, flashy new thrillers... everything worth watching this week, right here.

  • Feet up! What to watch on TV this week

    Don't miss our weekly round-up of the best things on the box. Iconic panel show reboots, big-budget sci-fi, and a cheeky little baking competition... here's what to watch this week.

  • New TV alert! 6 shiny things dropping this week

    We're getting into prime autumn telly season, with three — count them, three! — hotly-awaited series returns this week. Read all about them (as well as the other shiny new releases) here...

  • 5 things you won’t want to miss on TV this week

    Channel 4's making history, Colin Farrell stars in the BBC's bleak new period drama, Anya Taylor-Joy comes of age in Ireland, and more. Muddy's got the inside-line on unmissable telly this week.

  • Stop! It’s sofa time: 5 new releases to watch this week

    Is that autumn in the air? Time for some top-tier TV. We've got screwball comedy whodunnits, big-budget fairy tale retellings, and powerful documentary deep-dives. Reader, take your pick.

  • Pass the popcorn! 6 new releases to watch now

    There's something for everyone on the box this week, from brand new bingeable reality TV to exciting reboots and Benedict Cumberbatch's latest spy thriller.

  • Muddy meets Dom Holland (aka daddy Spiderman)

    Writer, funny man, and father of big star Tom Holland. Muddy sat down with Dominic Holland to chat life in the shadow of your eldest, stand up faux-pas, and his upcoming set at The Potters Arms, just over the border in Amersham.

  • Pass the remote! 5 best things to watch this week

    Forget flicking aimlessly through the channels, cut through the TV guff with our round-up of the best new releases to watch this week.

  • High brow vs low brow: Muddy’s holiday reads

    Need a new page-turner? From high brow tomes that'll impress your book club to bingable guilty pleasures, here's what we're *really* reading this summer.

  • 6 things you won’t want to miss on TV this week

    Roll up, roll up! It's the cream of the TV crop. From twisty true crime thrillers and blockbuster movies to romantic second seasons, we know exactly what to watch this week.

  • Pop that corn! What’s on TV this week?

    What have the TV gods got for us this week? A big batch of goodies, that's what. From indie dramedys to twisty teen mysteries to a BAFTA-nominated anthology, here's what to watch this week.

  • Top TV: what to watch this week

    Looks like we're back to nonstop rain — but with telly this good, who cares? Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

  • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

    Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

  • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

    The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

  • Virgin River

    What’s on: TV that might just rival the football

    So, yes, this week the nation's screens will be mostly tuned into the football and tennis, but if you need more than sports in your life, read on for seven other brilliant shows.

  • This summer’s best podcasts

    Lockdown made podcasters out of a lot of people who should really have stuck with the day job but among all the chaff, there most definitely is some wheat. Here’s Muddy’s pick of podcasts worth the MBs.

  • TV worth watching: Muddy’s picks for this week

    Wimbledon's on; Love Island is starting. Yes, there's reasons to be outside but there's also quite a lot to stay in for. Make yourself a batch of Pimms and hog the sofa for a few hours.

  • Diana ITV

    Top 10 things to watch this week

    We know it's still light outside but if you've no midsummer parties planned, why don't you come inside, put the kettle on and settle down to some excellent television?

  • Pass the remote: here’s what to watch this week

    Too much time in the sun? Crack out the ice cream and cool down with a killer crop of telly this week. From sewing finales to father's day fodder to the big new Pixar film, here's what to watch.

  • It’s TV time! What to watch this week

    Roll up! Roll up! We've got true crime documentaries, international football tournaments, fab Netflix films and the Norse God of Mischief for you this week. Pop open the popcorn and settle in.

  • TV you need in your life: what’s on this week

    Finally have an evening in the house by yourself after 15 months of waiting? Crack open the vino and Pringles and enjoy lying flat out on the sofa.

  • Legends festival

    Summer Festival Guide: Herts, Beds & beyond

    Are you ready to make some noise?! From 80s throwbacks to thumping chart-toppers and the best of the boutique fests, here are 40 festivals you need to know about this summer.

  • The TV keeping us indoors this week

    The last minute trip to Portugal didn’t come off but let’s focus on the positives: namely that there’s loads of good stuff on TV. Here's what Muddy is watching.

  • Tom Cruise touches down in town

    This is not a drill ladies... the real Mr Cruise has touched down in Beds. Be still our beating hearts. Find out where and why, plus more celeb goss right here.

  • It’s TV time! What to watch this week

    Still waiting for your second jab? Dismayed at the weather and the jungle effect it’s having on the weeds in your garden? Well, don’t worry: there’s loads of good stuff on this week so settle down and tune in.

  • Clear the schedule! TV worth watching this week

    Still not quite warm enough to hang around outside all evening without a sheepskin coat, is it? So, get yourself indoors, sneakily hitch up the heating and watch one of these fab shows instead.

  • Todd in the Hole Festival

    Todd in the Hole festival is back!

    Oh how we've missed cavorting in a field to live music. Well the wait is nearly over. Here's a hot local festival to add to your calendar right now...

  • Unearth the remote: 9 shows to watch this week

    If you haven’t managed to book yourself a table at the local gastropub but are in the market for some entertainment, look no further: here’s Muddy’s pick of the best telly this week

  • Living Crafts banner

    Clear the diary for Living Crafts

    Spring fayres, craft markets and shopping in general - how we've missed them! Great news then that Living Crafts is returning to Hatfield Park in June for its (wait for it…) 47th festival. Scrap books at the ready? Read on for what to expect at this four-day crafty extravaganza.

  • 17 of the best podcasts to listen to now

    Whether you're after an informative deep-dive or a mindless laugh, we've compiled the best podcasts to listen to for downtime, me-time or just pass-the-time.

  • The TV is calling: 7 shows you should watch this week

    Frustrated that every bar and restaurant is now booked-out until Christmas? Well, don't stress: the entertainment is just as good indoors. Pour yourself a gin and grab the remote.

  • Weekly watchlist: the 10 best things on TV this week

    Comfies on! We've compiled ten of the best things on TV this week, ripe and ready for you to binge. From monster-packed rom-coms to Oscar-buzz dramas, it's your pick...

  • TV worth tuning into: what to watch this week

    So... last week it was 24 degrees and now it's baltic, but that does mean you can hunker down in front of the box without feeling too guilty. Get something carby and put those feet up.

  • The TV is calling you: 10 shows to watch this week

    OK, so we get it: that garden needs weeding, but you can’t scrabble about in the dirt forever. Give yourself a break and instead watch the best TV this week has to offer.

  • What to watch on TV this week

    Stacey Dooley reinvents Through The Keyhole, plus rock and roll comebacks, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan on the small screen and more in our round up of the best TV this week

  • This year’s 12 must-see Oscar movies

    Cinemas are shut, popcorn consumption is dangerously low but the Oscar noms are in. We have the skinny on what, where and when you can watch this year's best in show.

  • Get your 80s groove on, it’s Chilfest 2021

    The long-established music festival in Tring has confirmed its dates for this summer. Whoop! It's got posh loos, tribute acts, sushi and nice wine – where do we sign?

  • Top TV: 7 things to watch this week

    Pass us the remote, we've got 7 unmissable things to catch - from hard-hitting documentaries and twisty black comedies to the former First Lady on the box.

  • A trio of culture treats

    Are you craving some grown-up culture? Us too! The theatres may not open until 21 June, but in the meantime, here's a trio of local treats to bring show time to you.

  • The 6 must-watch shows on TV this week

    Between mindless action and royal history in the making, your evening's sorted with these five best things to watch this week. Put the kettle on and grab those biscuits: it's time to veg out.

  • Pass the remote! 5 things to watch this week

    From guilty pleasure TV and true-crime documentaries to cult comedy and feminist flicks - there's something for everyone in our curated pick of new releases this week.

  • Feet up: 7 things to watch this week

    A week's worth of great telly content, picked out across the channels and streaming sites. Put your feet up and settle in with one of these great things to watch.

  • Why Emerald Fennell is our new girl crush

    She juggles horror and humour and always comes out on top; and from Killing Eve to The Crown to Promising Young Woman, she's written or acted in the most talked about film and TV in years

  • Top TV: 6 things to watch this week

    We've unearthed this week's cream of the TV crop to save you the endless scrolling. From Bear Grylls to Patrick Dempsey we've got every genre and, erm, gorgeous gigastar covered...

  • 20 Rom-Com classics blokes will love

    Looking for a date night movie? Suggesting a rom com to a man is like offering garlic bread to a vampire. But we've found 20 will-watch films to cosy up to.

  • Pass the remote! 6 things to watch this week

    Sofa surf your way through the week with these brilliant new releases, from dystopian dramas and bonkers reality TV, to rom-coms perfect for V-Day.

  • Alexa’s got a new, hunky look

    Seen Amazon's new Alexa ad? You're not going to want to miss it. Hello, Michael B. Jordan. We're desperate to know when we'll be able to purchase something like this IRL...

  • 7 things you should be watching this week

    So we made it to February and we’ve got one more month to go until the world starts to look like a greener, friendlier place. Here’s what Muddy is watching to make these winter nights fly by.

  • Actors playing politicians: the 8 best

    Sceptical of Kenneth Branagh being cast as Boris Johnson? Don't worry, magic can happen. Here's our pick of the best times an actor absolutely nailed playing a politician.

  • TV to take us to Feb: what to watch

    One month of winter down, another to go. The snow and ice might make it miserable outside but no matter, we were planning to stay inside for the foreseeable anyway.

  • The all-time sexiest period drama heroes

    Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Regé-Jean Page has got us hot under the collar.... so here are 12 more historical hotties, and a sneak-peak at what's coming in 2021.

  • 6 of the best books to snuggle up with

    It’s cold, it's wet and we’re in lockdown. What better excuse to lose yourself in one of these brilliant books from Chorleywood Bookshop, with a set bundled up for you to WIN!

  • 8 things to watch to keep January Blues at bay

    Mid-January, you say? T minus two months until spring, but in the meantime, help the long winter nights pass by with Muddy's top TV and film picks for the week.

  • TV Saviours! What to watch this week

    Another seven days to roll around the house, eat crisps, pretend to homeschool and daydream about the return of double-figure temperatures. Here's some fun TV to make it *slightly* more interesting.

  • The club that wants your drama kings and queens

    Creation Theatre's online drama club is a brilliant interactive way for your wannabe thespians to explore classic literature while channelling their penchant for dramatics.

  • harry styles

    Is that who I think it is…?! Our favourite music video cameos

    In need of some light-hearted fun? Er, hell yeah! Here, check out Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge dancing around in sparkly suits (plus five more brilliant music video cameos).

  • Hello TV! 11 shows you need to watch this week

    It’s a new year but nothing much is new. No matter: we know how this lockdown lark goes. Grab a cuppa, a nice cosy blanket, load up on the carbs and settle in for the night.

  • The very best of Christmas 2020 TV

    Tier 4, Tier schmore. With this much amazing stuff on the tellybox, who needs to go out anyway? Here are 22 brilliant things to watch over the holidays.

  • Fire up the remote! This week’s best TV and films

    Lord, it’s frosty. Even if we could go out, we wouldn’t want to. So grab your hot water bottle, brew a large cup of tea, wrap yourself in that fleecy throw and settle in for the week

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 12 best podcasts for your winter walks

    Lockdown means that January might be the most anti-social on record. Never mind. Make friends with your podcast app instead.

  • The Prom

    13 new shows and films to watch this week

    Baby, it's cold outside! We'll be staying in the warm and snuggling down on the sofa to watch these brand new drops on the small screen

  • Mariah Carey Christmas

    Sofa day! 13 new TV shows and films to watch this week

    With a new month comes new TV shows and films to sink your teeth into! From documentaries to festive flicks, here's what Muddy is watching this week.

  • Cheese-free Xmas films? It can be done (just)

    'Tis the season to hit the Baileys and get on a Christmas movie marathon. Here's 17 non-cheesy festive films for your viewing pleasure.

  • The Rhythm Section

    Muddy’s TV guide: 9 new watches this week

    Bored? Not any more! Here are our top picks for new TV shows and films hitting the small screen this week. Popcorn at the ready...

  • What’s on the box? 11 new TV shows and films

    Nowhere to go and nothing to see? Au contraire - snuggle down on the sofa and transport yourself with the best new watches of the week.

  • Where’s the remote? 14 must-watch shows

    Already running out of things to do as the darkness draws in? Well, put away the chess board and engage with these 14 new televisual delights instead.

  • Black Monday

    Settle into the sofa: 9 shows to watch

    It looks like November is going to be spent on the sofa, so organise a plentiful snack tray, attach your TV remote to a lanyard around your neck and pop one of the these on the box.

  • Boo! 14 Halloween films for kids

    Halloween films that will scare not scar your kids for life, including brand new release The Witches, starring Anne Hathaway – available to stream right now.

  • The Undoing

    Watch these this week! 8 new TV shows and films

    From psychological thrillers to cosy wildlife docs, there's something for everyone in this week's Muddy TV guide. Nab the best spot on the sofa and settle in.

  • 25 Halloween films to watch on Fright Night

    Halloween parties are off, but don’t let that stop you from embracing fright night with a movie marathon that’ll require popcorn, a stiff drink, and a pillow to hide behind.

  • The Queen's Gambit Netflix

    Sofa surfer! 7 new TV shows and films

    Anyone up for movie night? Here are six new feature-length flicks landing on the box this week, as well as a brand new Netflix mini-series you'll love.

  • And now, something to cheer us all up…

    In need of a little light relief? Lordy, aren't we all? Here are three 'celebrity' Instagram accounts that have been making us laugh this week that we think might tickle your fancy too.

  • Riviera season 3

    10 new films and TV shows landing this week

    Bored? Us too! Drop the box set re-runs and settle down with this week's Muddy-curated guide to the best of the small screen.

  • Adult Material

    9 new TV shows and films for your must-watch list

    From spooky movies to live literature fests, there's something for everyone on our weekly curated guide to the best new TV and film. Get ready to fight for the remote...

  • EMily in Paris

    Watch this! 10 TV shows and films to make your week

    Anyone for a little escapism? Indulge your inner couch potato with 10 brand new releases to watch this week including Honour with the ever-brilliant Keeley Hawes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Read these new releases this month

    After a little escapism? With flights grounded, we're reaching for the next best thing - a good book! Here are seven sizzlers to add to your reading list.

  • 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.

  • Read THESE this month

    Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter tell you a story.

  • 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.

  • The 5 best books out February

    Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about 'em - and then win the lot!

  • 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.

  • Are you watching the best show on TV?

    Because no one else in the Muddy office is, except for Kerry Potter. So she'd like to talk to you about it instead. Ready to become totally obsessed?

  • Need a juicy new read?

    Muddy's bookworm Kerry Potter has glorious celeb gossip, literary big-hitters and a must-read on relationships this month. Read all about her October picks - and then win the lot!

  • 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.

  • Read THESE this month…

    ... and win 'em all! Curl up into a comfy chair, pour a glass of wine, and dive into a new fab book with this month's hottest new reads.

  • 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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