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Rebecca Eves’ picks of the latest books, DVDs, music and television to enjoy at home

 

 

TV: Top Gear

After so much hype, conjecture and criticism, not to mention filling some popular (if a little worn) shoes, the new series of Top Gear had better be something special. The first challenge sees Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc race each other in Reliant Rialtos to the Vegas of the North, Blackpool. Seems like a classic Top Gear formula. Will the new presenters be able to reinvigorate it?
Starts this month
www.bbc.co.uk

 

 

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Game: Doom

One of the first ever 3D shooter games, Doom, has been around for more than 20 years in one form or another. Creator John Carmack, the brains behind Doom, Quake and now Oculus Rift, has been awarded the 2016 BAFTA Fellowship award – the British Academy’s highest accolade. The latest incarnation of Doom is out this month, offering single and multi-player modes.
May 13
www.doom.com

 

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DVD: The Wonder Years

It may come with a price tag a penny short of £100, but this 26-disc box set includes every episode of the immensely popular comedy-drama, as well as over 23 hours of bonus features, such as never-before-seen outtakes of Kevin and Winnie’s first kiss, ten new featurettes and a cast reunion. Reminisce about your 80s/90s childhood spent watching the show or the 1960s era it depicts.
Out May 9
www.amazon.co.uk

 

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Book: Perfect Plates

Winner of the 2012 Great British Bake Off John Whaite has taken a break from baking to compile this collection of simple-but-stunning recipes that all involve just five ingredients (plus the essentials – olive oil, butter, salt and pepper). Choose from Posh or Everyday Plates, Hearty Plates of comfort food, Dessert Plates and much more.
Out now
www.johnwhaite.com

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