Q&A/PREVIEW: It’s A Sin featuring Russell T. Davies, Olly Alexander, Keeley Hawes & Omari Douglas

WHERE?: BFI at Home on YouTube

RUNTIME: 46 minutes

WHEN?: available to watch from 18/1/21

Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander remembers watching Russell T. Davies’ groundbreaking Channel 4 series Queer As Folk in secret when he was just 14 years old.

  • Read on for reasons including how Alexander wants to play a ‘sexy gay witch’

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ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Strangers/Lovers by Dagny (January 2021)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

OUT: now

TRACKLIST: Come Over; Somebody; Paris; Let Me Cry; Coulda Woulda Shoulda; Tension; Moment; Please Look At Me; Bad At Love (Interlude); It’s Only A Heartbreak; Bye Bye Baby; Coast To Coast;

Norwegian Dagny came to our attention in 2020 when Katy Perry interpolated her song Love You Like That into her own comeback single Never Really Over.

  • Read on for reasons including how Strangers/Lovers reminds of Prince, Robyn and Sigrid
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PREVIEW: Melodifestivalen 2021 Heat 1 starring Danny Saucedo, Jessica Andersson, Paul Rey & Arvingarna

WHEN?: Saturday 6 February 2021

WHERE?: Annexet, Stockholm

It’s business as usual for Melodifestivalen in 2021 as Heat 1 opens with the pre-contest favourite, this year Danny Saucedo (pictured above), as it did last year when Felix Sandman could only make Andra Chansen.

  • Read on for reasons including details of other Heat 1 returning acts including Jessica Andersson, Paul Rey and Arvingarna
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FILM REVIEW: Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine & Kristen Wiig

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

OUT: In UK from 13/1/21 via Premium Video-on-Demand (PVOD) rental

RUNTIME: 151 minutes

We’re here because we loved the 2017 film and 80s TV show – and not because this is the latest in the hugely successful Marvel or DC series which is one of the reasons currently why for us TV is more of an inviting prospect than cinema.

  • Read on for reasons including how to see this film in the UK now cinemas are closed
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FILM REVIEW: The Prom starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Keegan Michael-Key & Nicole Kidman

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: Netflix

‘Listen you bigoted monsters, just who do you think you are? Your prejudice and your repression won’t get past this Broadway star,’ sings Meryl Streep (pictured centre above) as two-time Tony Award winner Dee Dee Allen on a high school visit to champion a lesbian student unable to take her girlfriend to the prom.

  • Read on for reasons including how there are some 5* moments here to savour
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