April 5, 2016
TV: The Durrells
Airing on ITV, The Durrells tells the charming story of an English family starting a new life on Corfu in the 1930s. Based on the much-loved memoirs of wildlife conservationist Gerald Durrell, the six-part drama has been adapted by Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye and stars Keeley Hawes and Leslie Caron, a familiar face from classic movies such as Gigi and An American in Paris.
Starting this month
American folksters The Lumineers have entitled their second album Cleopatra, and if the sold-out UK dates of the accompanying world tour are any indication, it’ll be a successful follow-up to 2012’s self-titled debut which featured the massive hit, Ho Hey. Lead single Ophelia hints that the band has found a darker tone, but still features plenty of their signature-style catchy beats.
Out April 8
Book: Lemmy: The Definitive Biography
Notorious for his hard-living ways, Lemmy passed away in December 2015, just two days after a cancer diagnosis. Mick Wall, the author of this frank biography, knew the Motörhead frontman for 35 years. Based on a series of interviews between the two men, the book also includes insights from others who knew Lemmy well – fellow rock stars, management and industry insiders.
Out April 14
DVD: The Force Awakens
I’m sure the notion of owning The Force Awakens on DVD will be exciting enough for Star Wars fans, but to enhance the prospect even further, two limited edition sleeves are available. Choose from the light side or the dark, depending on your preference for good or evil. Bonus features include deleted scenes and a making-of featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew.
Out April 18