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  • 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...

  • Review: The Hideaway Retreat

    Uninterrupted views from a luxury shepherds hut in its own private field in Hunningham – but does Hilltop Hideaway’s latest venture pass the Muddy test?

  • Review: The Comedy of Errors, RSC

    The Comedy of Errors is the first play to be performed in the RSC’s new Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre. But does it live up to expectations? Read our brand new review.

  • 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.

  • What’s on in Warwickshire this September?

    We've nailed it - food festivals, outdoor film, ladyboys, and more music than you can shake a tambourine at... what more could you want in Warwickshire this month?

  • 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.

  • Review: Bear Grylls Adventure

    Shark diving, swinging across a 65ft high rope course, archery and interactive skydiving – all on the outskirts of Birmingham. Read our verdict on Bear Grylls Adventure.

  • 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.

  • What’s on in Warwickshire this August

    No summer holiday booked? No problem. We've got exhibits bursting with colour, every kind of show, thumping music nights, and more right here in Warwickshire this month with our updated guide.

  • 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.

  • Best outdoor theatre in Warks and beyond

    It's time to venture outside and access some much-needed culture - hurrah! So, without further ado, we present the best outdoor theatre to book now.

  • 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.

  • It’s June, baby! What’s on in Warks this month

    It's officially summer, and we've got a jam-packed month to celebrate. From comedy festivals to classy exhibitions to world premiere dance shows, it's all happening in Warks this month.

  • 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.

  • 10 outdoor cinemas to book now in Warks & beyond

    So long, tiny TV screen; hello, massive outdoor cinema with classic films, sing-a-long action and Prosecco picnics to boot. Here are the best in Warks and the Midlands.

  • Compton Verney’s new Seasons installation

    Artist Rebecca Louise Law did more than reconnect with nature in lockdown. She collected and preserved thousands of flowers and kept an Insta nature diary - now displayed in a beautiful new installation at Compton Verney.

  • Shazia Mirza is back in town

    She’s a Birmingham-born ex-science teacher - “I hated them, they hated me” - yet former student Dizzee Rascal still calls her Miss. This fierce comedian pulls no punches - we catch up with Shazia Mirza as she heads to Warwickshire this autumn.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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