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Issue #A08 • ships from Jun 28 2006
News-stand Price UK £3.50 / US $5.99

In 132 pages…

Top 20 Unmissable TV
• Many think TV’s already had its golden age, but here at The Works, we think otherwise. From The Sopranos to House, from Lost to Life on Mars, we thought it was time we reminded you of the fabulous TV you should be watching.

And if you don’t believe us, maybe the stars themselves can convince you. We meet with Without a Trace’s Anthony La Paglia , CSI’s Jorja Fox, The Sopranos’s James Gandolfini, House’s Lisa Edelstein and Lost’s Jorge Garcia to find out what makes their dramas so compelling…

 Bill PaxtonBig Love
• We meet with the show’s main cast, Bill Paxton and the three ladies in his life, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin, as well as the creators

Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges
• The seasoned actor talks to The Works about his latest film roles in The Moguls and Surf’s Up and about how he loves to attend Big Lebowski cult festivals

• With the release of their Greatest Hits album, we reflect on the duo’s 10-year career, and spoke to one half of the group, Mark Brydon, who reveals why this could be farewell.

Superman Returns
• We travelled to the Sydney film set to meet with the Man of Steel himself, Brandon Routh, along with the rest of the cast and director Bryan Singer to discuss the challenge of resurrecting the fabled superhero

• Brit actor James Purefoy on why he relishes playing Mark Anthony, baring all for the camera and what to expect from HBO’s gory Roman epic

Movie Franchises
X-Men: The Last Stand may have been a disappointment, but the upcoming summer releases of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Superman Returns prove the Hollywood movie franchise is anything but gone

Big Brother Watch
• There’s no escaping it this year in what is Big Brother’s bitchiest year yet. We take a look at who’s making enemies and who’s got the charisma to make it for the long haul

Holiday Reads
• After a really great summer book? Then look no further, as The Works presents its rundown of the best holiday reads


Sarah Smart
• The actress discusses her lead role as a bus driver in the new TV driver Jane Hall

• Alex Pettyfer talks about his role playing a reluctant teenage spy in the new espionage thriller for kids

Barry Eisler
• The thriller writer chats about his latest instalment to the John Rain assassin novel series

The Works Book Group
  • This issue, we dissect Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty
Works in Progress
  • Picture Previews of the intriguing new TV show Eureka, the upcoming film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys plus why you should be listening out for the music from The Modern
Lost in…
  • Our regular columnist discusses the why the football anthems are proving more interesting than the actual game
The Works Quiz
  • So you think you know entertainment…
    10 questions to test your knowledge
Then and Now
  • Through the years… Superman
Inner Workings
  • The making of a scene…
    We jump behind the wheel to discover how Pixar created their latest animation, Cars
The Golden Years
  • What you were watching, reading and listening to in…
Shooting the Breeze
  • Idle banter with the icons of entertainment
The Water Cooler
  • The classic TV moments we all talked about
    Nikki’s Diary Room outburst in Big Brother
Reviews, including…
  • Television
    Deadwood – Season 3
    Lost – Season 2
    The Sopranos – Season 6
    PLUS: All the brand new dramas launching in the US…

  • Movies
    The Break-Up
    Superman Returns

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

  • DVDs
    And more!

  • Computer Games
    Forbidden Siren 2
    Night Watch
    X-Men: The Official Game

    And more!

  • Music
    James Dean Bradfield The Great Western
    Moloko Catalogue
    Natalie Williams Secret Garden
    And more!

  • Books
    Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna
    The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
    Tideland by Mitch Cullin

20 Things To Do This Month
  • Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month
Contact Us
  • If you have any comments to make on the world of Entertainment then contact us at: [email protected]

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