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  • Superflashy newsflash

    What's hot on our radar this month? What's top of the got-to-know charts? Check out the sizzling goss from Glos & Worcs right here. From brand new foodie openings and tasting nights to Giffords new show, new bridal shop news and more.

  • The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

    From the winner of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to Stanley Tucci's new series about the legal fallout of sunken gold, we've got a stonking good line-up of shiny TV to watch this week.

  • The 7 best things on TV this week

    We've got highbrow; lowbrow; cutting-edge starts; triumphant returns. All the TV worth watching — from the final series of Ricky Gervais' After Life to a sweeping Shakespeare adaptation — is right here.

  • 9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

    Banish any back-to-work blues with a tip-top week of brand new telly. We're talking the return of The Apprentice, sizzling new dramas, critically acclaimed films to stream, and more!

  • 12 Wonderful pick ‘n’ mix wintery walks

    Need some fresh air to clear your head? Pull on your woollies and wellies and shake off the carb-webs walks, from easy strolls to heart-pumping hikes.

  • Period drama hotties coming in 2022

    Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Here's a sneak peak at the upcoming period drama men getting us hot under the collar in 2022, plus 11 more historical hotties to drool over.

  • Are We Having Fun Yet? Highs & lows of the nativity

    In an extract from her hilarious new book, Lucy Mangan tells the all-too-familiar tale of a Christmas nativity, from the sublime to the ridiculous

  • TV talk! 7 new things to watch on the box

    Cold nights call for good telly! From the BBC's thrilling new psychological drama to the hotly awaited second series of The Witcher, here's what's worth tuning into this week.

  • Seven sizzling things on the box this week

    Sex and the City is back, I'm a Celeb is ending — it's all happening on the box this week. Settle in for dramas, mysteries, sci-fi and more, with our perfect Muddy picks.

  • The best things on TV this Christmas

    'Tis the season to ignore your loved ones and whack on the telly. From David Tennant circumnavigating the world to the new series of Emily in Paris, here's what's worth watching.

  • 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.

  • woman and santa

    25 Festive films to get you in the Xmas mood

    'Tis the season to hit the Baileys and get on a Christmas movie marathon. Here are 25 festive films for your viewing pleasure – full fat cheesy and dairy free.

  • Pass that remote! Six things to watch this week

    It's freezing! Definitely the only excuse you need to catch up on some sofa time. On our watchlist this week: Benedict Cumberbatch's cowboy "career-best", on-demand opera, award-winning BBC comedy, and more.

  • vintage ride

    10 Best Christmas Markets in Glos & Worcs

    Is it even Christmas if you haven't eaten scalding chestnuts from a chalet hut? Do your festive shopping right this year with these 10 merry markets worth a visit within an hour of Glos & Worcs.

  • reindeer

    What’s On December

    Blast into December with our monthly guide that's bursting its baubles with F.U.N. From gin masterclasses and festive fairs to ice rinks, pantos and light trails. Ho, ho, go! ...

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • 8 things to watch this week on the big and small screen

    What to watch this week, you cry? From Lady Gaga serving looks in her murderously glam new movie to tension in the tent with the Bake Off 2021 final, here are your eight must-watches.

  • light trail

    15 Twinkly light trails to visit

    You glow, girl! At least, you will at one of these fabulously festive light trails to visit across Glos, Worcs and beyond. Scarf on, hot choc at the ready, time to head out on a magical wintery walk.

  • tree on car

    12 Best places to get your Christmas tree

    Brace your baubles and release the fairy lights! It's time to find a Christmas tree. No idea where to go? Let Muddy help you find 'the one' with our fabulous round-up of where to get a tree this year, from 7ft stunners to carbon-neutral rentals.

  • santa

    Naughty or nice? 15 Places to meet Santa

    Want to see the big fella this Christmas? Up the magic factor and book in to see Santa at one of these places in Glos & Worcs. From Santa Trains and making gingerbread with his elves to Santa on skies! Pick your experience here.

  • 7 new releases to watch on TV this week

    Sweeping fantasy, bouncy musicals, the second series of Tiger King...it's all happening on the box this week. Get into something comfy, pop open the Pringles and settle in for a watch.

  • 6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

    This Autumn’s hottest new film release comes courtesy of Sky Cinema and it's a corker! A period drama with real punch and passion, here's why you need to make time in your diary or on your sofa to watch it.

  • Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

    The hottest new UK actress and the queen of indie film star in the new Sky Original biopic The Colour Room. They talk kissing protocol, brave film choices and 1920s girl power.

  • 6 new releases to watch this weekend

    Did someone say telly binge? Get that kettle on! There's a boatload of great content to watch this weekend, including Sky Original's brand new film The Colour Room, on Sky Cinema, starring Phoebe Dynevor.

  • John Lewis and M&S Christmas ads are here – which is your favourite?

    It's that time of year again folks! Our two high street favourites are back with their festive telly offerings for 2021 - but which gets your vote?

  • How to nail the perfect script, by The Colour Room’s Claire Peate

    Autumn’s hottest film is nearly here starring Phoebe Dynevor as 1930s ceramicist Clarice Cliff. We talk pottery, writing tips and channeling Clarice with writer Claire Peate

  • Get the look: Clarice Cliff-inspired interiors

    The brilliant Phoebe Dynevor stars as pioneering 1920s ceramicist Clarice Cliff in 'The Colour Room', a new Sky Original film on Sky Cinema, from 12 Nov. But if you can’t wait until then (nope, us neither), channel her bold, playful designs with our pick of this season’s best Cliff-inspired interiors.

  • Pass the remote! 7 things to watch on telly this week

    The clocks going back mean it's officially telly-binging time. On the menu this week: Idris Elba in a cowboy hat, suburban vampire comedy, soap operas making history, and much more!

  • 26 Halloween films to watch on Fright Night

    Brave face on? Muddy's rounded up the best horror flicks to get you jumping, screaming, and laughing this Halloween, including Anya Taylor-Joy's new Last Night in Soho.

  • Boo! 15 Halloween films for kids

    Spooky movies that'll thrill your kids — rather than scarring them for life. From Netflix's flashy new release Nightbooks to some nostalgia-heavy hits, this is your family-friendly watchlist.

  • Feet up! Six things to watch this week

    Pop that corn! We've got Christopher Walken in a dinky British comedy, the best performance of Carey Mulligan's career, a genre-defining horror classic, and more on this week.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • May’s top releases for Children’s Book Week

    It's Children's Book Week! Need some new reading material for your little bookbugs? These seven new releases should have them captivated (and quiet).

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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