❉ Visionary Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s tour de force is out on Blu-ray 20 February 2017 in a stunningly restored version.
❉ The anarchic genius of Kenny Everett, on what would have been his 72nd birthday.
❉ We’re asking, they’re answering. This week: Laurence R. Harvey – Martin from ‘Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’.
❉ Evergreen! Shagpile rugs! That perm! Sex in a bathtub! Mega outdoor concerts! More F-Bombs than you can count! ‘A Star Is Born’ is camp as Christmas itself.
❉ We look back on the festive tradition of the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas series, which was revived in 2005.
❉ The BBC Christmas tapes make interesting, infuriating, amusing and depressing viewing… But are they any good?
❉ What happened to the mini-episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus scheduled for Christmas Day 1969?
❉ ‘Crackanory’ returns from Monday 30 January on Dave, previewing exclusively on UKTV Play from Monday 23 January.
❉ Sam Michael plays showrunner.
❉ Mark Gatiss on what to expect from the eagerly awaited return of ‘Sherlock’.