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December 21, 2015

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

Television: Lucky Man

The first series of Lucky Man hits our screen this month, starring James Nesbitt. Based on and idea of legendary comic booker writer Stan Lee, it tells the the story of DI Harry Clayton (Nesbitt), a cop from Central London’s notorious Murder Squad, who is given a charm that seems that allows him to control luck.

Sky 1, January TBC

Music: David Bowie Blackstar

Legendary music maker David Bowie will release his highly anticipated 25th studio album on January 8, his 69th birthday. The album follows the release of its title track, Blackstar, in November, which was used on Sky Altantic’s The Last Panthas. His fan base waits with baited breath.

Out January 8

DVD: Macbeth

This latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in scintillating form. The striped back version of the Scottish tale offers stark battle scenes and stunning performances and it competed for the Palme d’Or 2015’s Cannes Film Festival.

Out February 1

Book: So you’ve been publicity shamed

Jon Ronson’s acclaimed best seller, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, is now available in paperback. The author of The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats, spent three years visiting recipients of some of the most vicious public shaming (often on social media) and reports on an escalating war on human flaws.

Out now

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