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Issue #A02 • ships from Dec 14 2005
News-stand Price UK £3.50 / US $5.99

In (pre-launch) Issue 2…

Desperate Housewives – New Season
The ladies of Wisteria Lane are back for another dramatic season of the hit show, and we reveal why the show has captured so many people’s imagination, plus what you can expect in this fabulous second dose.

We also talk to newcomer Alfre Woodard about her role as mysterious housewife Betty Applewhite, and try to pry a few clues from her.

And creator Marc Cherry bares all. Well, almost all.

Heath Ledger and Jake GyllenhaalBrokeback Mountain
• Actor Jake Gyllenhaal on his role in Ang Lee’s sensitive yet bold modern Western, his initial clash with the director, and his approach to love scenes with co-star Heath Ledger

Getting worseShameless
• If you’re after a different type of New Year’s TV special, this could be the answer. We met with the show’s creators to discover what we should expect from this controversial one-off

CountdownTop 10s of 2005
• Another year has flown by, and along with it a wealth of great television shows, albums, books and films. We rate our favourites, along with the most promising faces of 2005

• Star Julian McMahon on why playing womanising lothario Christian has been one of his most demanding roles yet

Doctor Who
• Actor Noel Clarke discusses the BBC’s chilling Christmas Special, and how he thinks David Tennant is measuring up as the new Doctor

Music Downloads
• A comprehensive guide on how best to download music, full of essential tips and advice for every iPod bearer

The Producers
• Back once again on the big screen, we look back to Mel Brook’s original film and his stupendous stage musical

• Singer Andre Benjamin discusses his new film Idlewild, a musical also starring fellow Outkast band member Antwaan Patton, and how his move into acting has changed him


The 40-Year-Old Virgin
• Funnyman Steve Carell discusses his hilarious new DVD

• Actress Polly Walker on why she relishes playing the manipulative Atia in the tv series.

Out Stealing Horses
• Norwegian author Per Petterson on his latest novel

Works in Progress
  • Picture Previews of The Sopranos – Season 6, the new 007 film Casino Royale, and the upcoming album from Snow Patrol
By Popular Demand
  • Entertainment, as we see it…
  • New TV stars who deserve to make it big in Tinseltown
Then and Now
  • The evolution of King Kong
Inner Workings
  • The making of a scene…
  • We take a closer look at the frozen river scene in The Chronicle of Narnia
The Golden Years
  • What you were watching, reading and listening to in…
  • 1984
The Works Quiz
  • So you think you know entertainment…
  • 10 questions to test your knowledge
Shooting the Breeze
  • Idle banter with the icons of entertainment
  • Eternal pop group Slade’s Noddy Holder gets festive
The Water Cooler
  • The classic TV moments we all talked about
  • The dramatic demise of the much-missed Six Feet Under
Reviews, including…
  • TV
    Desperate Housewives – Season 2
    Arrested Development – Season 3
    Little Britain – Series 3
    PLUS: All the brand new dramas launching in the US…

  • Movies
    The Producers
    Brokeback Mountain
    Memoirs of a Geisha

    PLUS The hottest new Stateside releases reviewed
    A complete guide to the month’s films

  • DVDs
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    The Skelton Key

  • Computer Games
    King Kong: The Game
    True Crime: New York City
    The Matrix: Path of Neo

  • Music
    Eminem – Curtain Call
    The Darkness – One Way Ticket To Hell… And Back
    The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth

  • Books
    Saturday by Ian McEwan
    Racists by Kunal Basu
    Modern Ranch Living by Mark Poirier

20 Things To Do This Month
  • Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month

Showbiz News
  • This year’s victors at the American Music Awards, the latest shows to be cut, and the upcoming shows to watch out for…

Contact Us
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