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  • Q & A with The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson

    Incredibly Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling picture book The Gruffalo was first published, 20 years ago! Muddy talks books, performing and buying a post-office with the best-selling writer.

  • 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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    West Side Story, The Musical

    We're super chuffed that West Side Story is on at Curve - it's hands down one of the greatest musicals ever! Here are a few reasons to watch it right now and how you can bag yourself a pair of tickets.

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    Are you watching the best show on TV?

    Have you fallen truly, madly, deeply for US TV drama, Succession? No, well you're missing out and here's why.

  • Need a juicy new read?

    Glorious celeb gossip, literary big-hitters and a must-read on relationships this month. Read all about our October picks.

  • Everybody’s talking about…

    ...Strictly Come Dancing. The stalwart BBC celeb dance contest is back, baby, and I'm all about the rubbish dancers. That's you, James Cracknell!

    • Fight Club

      Love a good food fight? Well there's a huge one in the RSC's new autumn production King John. Just don't go in your best garb if you've booked a front row seat! Actor Richard Pryal fills us in.

    • Read THESE this month…

      Get reading with this month's best new books.

      • GBBO contestant, Priya O’Shea

        We're chuffed that she's repping Leicester on this year's series of The Great British Bake Off. Here's everything you need to know about the amateur baker.

      • 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.

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