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Issue #A05 • ships from Mar 29 2006
News-stand Price UK £3.50 / US $5.99

In 132 pages…

Doctor Who
• It snared almost 11 million viewers in its first run, lost a doctor, then gained another one. And now it’s back for a second series. We spoke with actress Billie Piper, aka Rose, on playing opposite newcomer David Tennant, her attitude to fame, and her next acting project, The Ruby in the Smoke adaptation

The question…Superman Returns
• We delve into Bryan Singer’s superhero vision to discover if Brandon Routh can fill the role and if this latest addition will return Superman as the most beloved comic book hero

Jack JohnsonJack Johnson
• The singer reveals to us how his songs are written with one main objective in mind: to hide the fact that he can’t sing in key!

Hugh LaurieHouse
• Hugh Laurie tells us why his character Dr Gregory House isn’t ‘a complete bastard at all’, and even goes so far as to brand him his hero. We’re just a little concerned…

Green Wing
• The hilarious hospital comedy is finally back for another dose. We may have been waiting 18 months, but the cast insist Series 2 is going to be even more risqué and outlandish than its predecessor. You’ve been warned…

What the Stars Watch
• We’re watching them, but who are they watching? Eva Longoria, Steve Carell, Ricky Gervais, Patricia Arquette, Hugh Laurie, Simon Cowell and Luke Perry are just some of the stars who reveal what they never like to miss on TV

Six Feet Under
• We join creator Alan Ball to mourn the demise of the fantastic show about life and death, and also to celebrate the five years of superb drama it delivered.

Too Close to Home
• We investigate Hollywood’s desire to confront 9/11 head on. But is it too much, too soon?

Public Symphony
• One half of the duo, Dobs Vye, discusses the band’s sparkling début album

Pauline Collins
• The actress on her welcome return to Doctor Who


Timothy Spall
• On his latest roles in Jimmy McGovern’s new drama The Street and playing the lead in Pierrepoint, a biopic of the last hangman

Amy Adams
• The Oscar-nominated actress discusses why being the outsider has its rewards

Kenneth J Harvey
• The Canadian author on his novel Inside, a compelling portrait of a man hurled back into the outside world after being incarcerated for 14 years

Works in Progress
  • Picture Previews
    of upcoming serial killer drama Dexter, the second series of Life on Mars and M Night Shyamalan’s latest Supernatural offering Lady in the Water
By Popular Demand
  • Entertainment, as we see it…
    The 5 film franchises that should be revived
Lost in…
  • This issue, our regular columnist discusses the onslaught of reality TV
The Works Quiz
  • So you think you know entertainment…
    10 questions to test your knowledge
Then and Now
  • Through the years… Morrissey
Inner Workings
  • The Making of a Scene…
    We take a closer look at The West Wing’s funeral scene of Leo McGarry (John Spencer)
The Golden Years
  • What you were watching, reading and listening to in…
Shooting the Breeze
  • Idle banter with the icons of entertainment
    Ricky Gervais on his animated incarnation in The Simpsons
The Water Cooler
  • The classic TV moments we all talked about
    The dinner scene from Season One of The Sopranos
Reviews, including…
  • TV
    Big Love
    Green Wing
    – Series 2
    The Street
    PLUS: All the brand new dramas launching in the US…

  • Movies
    Paradise Now
    The Squid and the Whale

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

  • DVDs
    Brokeback Mountain
    King Kong
    The Producers

    And more!

  • Computer Games
    Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King

    And more!

  • Music
    Pink – I’m Not Dead
    Public Symphony – Public Symphony
    The Zutons – Tired of Hangin’ Around
    And more!

  • Books
    A Long Way Down – Nick Hornby
    The Perfect Man – Naeem Murr
    The Sea – John Banville
    And more!

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

  • The latest on Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball’s new vampire series
  • The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin’s new drama starring Matthew Perry
  • Plus pictures from Elton’s Oscars party

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All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2006. Not for reproduction

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