Culture In

December 1, 2015

Our picks of the latest books, DVDs, music and television to enjoy at home

Television: Tim Peake

On December 15, Tim Peake will make history as he launches into space on a six-month mission to become Britain’s first ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut and the first Briton to serve a mission on the International Space Station. The BBC will be covering the event with a series of programmes and activities, including a Live Docking Show on BBC Two on December 15.

Throughout December

DVD: Listen to Me Marlon

This acclaimed film collates hundreds of hours of audio from the screen legend, promising to present the definitive Brando, in his own words. The documentary offers viewers an emotional insight into the decline of one of film’s greatest acting talents.

Out November 30

Book: Sycamore Gap

Sycamore Gap, the second novel by North East author Louise Ross, has recently been launched in paperback.
Louise, who writes under the name LJ Ross, is the creator of the DCI Ryan crime thrillers, which are set against the backdrop of the region’s beauty spots. Following her debut novel, with Holy Island as its setting, her latest tome takes readers to Hadrian’s Wall.

Out now

CD: Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles, an American singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author, has released her latest studio album.
The five-time Grammy nominated artist – who has sold over a million records – wrote the score for the stage production of Waitress and has now recorded the tracks for What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress, which is full of upbeat and melodic tunes with witty lyrics.

Out now on iTunes  |