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Arts & Culture

  • 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.

  • 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 - oh and bag a £5000 stay at Brown's while you're at it!

  • Little Birds

    What’s in: what to watch this week

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

  • 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.

  • The staying in boredom buster

    It's a bit nippy for the sunlounger this week so head for the sofa instead - and get stuck into this week's best new at-home culture picks.

  • 18 must-watch documentaries

    While we're all about TV escapism right now, the truth can be more entertaining than fiction. Reclaim the remote and pick from our edit of the best Netflix documentaries.

  • 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.

  • What’s in – the best bits online this week

    Give me a B. Give me an O. Give me an R. Give me a E... you get the picture. Put an end to boredom with my new Muddy guide to all the fun stuff to do and stream at home.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Read THESE this month

    Hunkering down for the foreseeable? 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.

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    The 5 best books out February

    Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about 'em!

  • 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.

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    This month’s best new reads

    What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck into one of pro bookworm Kerry Potter's enthralling new literary picks.

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    Book now! The 2020 cultural picks you must not miss

    There's a ridiculous amount of amazing art, books, film, TV, music and theatre landing this year. Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter picks out the best of the bunch.

  • Panto Review: ‘Aladdin’ at The Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

    Is this panto, starring Shane Lynch, Ben Ofoedu, Jack Edwards as the panto dame and Lucy Kane worthy of granting all your Christmas wishes? Read on to find out...

  • Supreme Grab

    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!

  • 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!

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    The best children’s books of the year

    From toddlers to teens, we've got the 16 best kids' reads of the year.

  • 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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