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Our top critics bring you everything that’s REALLY worth seeing, doing, or buying in the week ahead. Join Event magazine’s Jim White and guests for 30 minutes of hype-free insider chat on the hits, misses and run-a-milers from the world of entertainment. With star turns from the Daily Mail’s legendary showbiz king Baz Bamigboye and the stars of stage, page and screen. Free every Friday morning with Mail+ Briefings.

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Our top critics bring you everything that’s REALLY worth seeing, doing, or buying in the week ahead. Join Event magazine’s Jim White and guests for 30 minutes of hype-free insider chat on the hits, misses and run-a-milers from the world of entertainment. With star turns from the Daily Mail’s legendary showbiz king Baz Bamigboye and the stars of stage, page and screen. Free every Friday morning with Mail+ Briefings.

    Chris Packham on his love of badgers, military history... and deafeningly loud punk music

    Chris Packham on his love of badgers, military history... and deafeningly loud punk music

    Jim White and guests Brian Viner and Claudia Connell breathe a sigh of relief at the end of awards season, and ask if we really need them at all, while Jim White interviews TV nature presenter Chris Packham on how his love for hard-hitting punk music inspired his own 'can do' attitude. Plus, Jaci Stephen on what happened when she tried to imitate Sharon Osbourne's hairdo.

    • 37 min
    Cupid... or just stupid? The best (and worst) rom coms of all time, plus an interview with romance queen Katie Fforde

    Cupid... or just stupid? The best (and worst) rom coms of all time, plus an interview with romance queen Katie Fforde

    Jim White and guests Brian Viner and Claudia Connell hold their noses as they review the most nauseating rom-coms of all time, while Jim interviews bestselling novelist Katie Fforde on her extraordinary method for writing hit romances. Plus, Brian Viner meets a hedgehog unlike any he's ever seen.

    • 35 min
    Oscars Special: Plus a tribute to Kirk Douglas, last of the golden age Hollywood titans

    Oscars Special: Plus a tribute to Kirk Douglas, last of the golden age Hollywood titans

    Jim White and guests Brian Viner and Claudia Connell offer their tips for Oscar glory next week, while the Daily Mail's Jaci Stephen pays tribute to screen legend Kirk Douglas, whose Hollywood career spanned seven decades. Plus, Dom Joly on 20 years of people shouting, 'HELLO!' at him in public

    • 44 min
    Is Robert Downey Junior's British accent the most awful of all time (even worse than Dick van Dyke's)?

    Is Robert Downey Junior's British accent the most awful of all time (even worse than Dick van Dyke's)?

    Jim White and guests Brian Viner and Claudia Connell listen through a catalogue of the most gratingly awful accents ever recorded on film, Jim talks to broadcasting legend Johnnie Walker about his new Sounds of the Seventies tour, and hears from Jaci Stephen about a period of American mourning unlike anything since Princess Diana

    • 47 min
    Exclusive! Donald Trump guest stars in our culture and showbiz podcast – via Dead Ringers star John Culshaw

    Exclusive! Donald Trump guest stars in our culture and showbiz podcast – via Dead Ringers star John Culshaw

    In another star-studded edition of It’s Friday! Jim White and the Mail’s top critics ask: just why are movies SO loud, is Armando Iannucci’s David Copperfield a hit or a miss, plus we talk to THREE US presidents (and one time-travelling doctor) in an interview with Britain’s best impressionist  

    • 48 min
    Jack Reacher author Lee Child reveals the unlikely secret of his 100-million-selling page-turners

    Jack Reacher author Lee Child reveals the unlikely secret of his 100-million-selling page-turners

    Jim White and guests Brian Viner, Claudia Connell and Adrian Thrills debate this week’s Oscar nominations and why there’s so few women, Jim talks to Jack Reacher creator Lee Child about his new role as a Booker prize judge, and Jaci Stephens discusses how Harry and Meghan are seen across the Pond.

    • 47 min

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