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Issue #A09 • ships from Jul 26 2006
News-stand Price UK £3.50 / US $5.99

In 132 pages…

A Scanner Darkly
• We talk to star Keanu Reeves and director Richard Linklater about their innovative adaptation of the Philip K Dick novel.
The pair also discuss the unique style of the film with its use of rotoscoping and why they believe their interpretation is the truest to Dick’s vision.

New Season Preview
The Works presents the best dramas in TV’s Autumn Season, from
• Family adventure in Robin Hood
• Period drama in The Ruby in the Smoke and Jane Eyre
• Sci-Fi with the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood
• WWII domestic drama in Victoria Wood’s Housewife, 49
• A political drama from a new slant in Sally Wainwright’s The Amazing Mrs Pritchard
• And much, much more!

The castGrey’s Anatomy Exclusive!
• We join the cast of the US’s hottest new medical show for an exclusive chat about playing doctors and nurses, and much more…

• The British group discusses the upcoming release of their début album This is Hazelville, including why they aim to make people uncomfortable with their music rather than impress them

Stephen FryStephen Fry
• The incomparable Fry discusses his writing, directing, producing, acting, comedic and presenting career, and gets political about his latest film V for Vendetta

The Shield
• Actor Michael Chiklis meets with The Works to talk about why he loves to play the anti-hero in TV’s grittiest cop show, acting with his real-life daughter on the show and the perks of getting off speeding tickets thanks to The Shield

M Night Shyamalan
• We look back over the suspense maestro’s film career so far and consider whether he still has what it takes to make a splash with his latest film Lady in the Water

Sally Wainwright
• The prolific TV writer talks frankly about why it has taken two years for her latest drama Jane Hall to make it to the small screen and what she really thinks about the state of British TV

TV Life Spans
• We take a look at the mortality of TV shows past and present as we consider what makes an ideal life span


The Puppini Sisters
• One of the singing trio tells us why ’40s music is still swinging and reveals the truth behind the origins of their cover of Wuthering Heights

Marcel Theroux
• The author on how feeling like a woman inspired him to write his latest novel, A Blow to the Heart and how he no longer feels overshadowed by his well-known family members

Andy Nyman
• The world-renowned magician on turning his energies to acting and why he loved appearing in the gory comedy horror Severance

The Works Book Group
  • This issue, we debate Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones
Works in Progress
  • Picture Previews of the new US family drama Brothers & Sisters, the upcoming creepy thriller Whisper plus the latest on The Bluetones’s forthcoming album
Lost in…
  • Our monthly columnist ponders McFly’s appearance in the US teen romcom Just My Luck
The Works Quiz
  • So you think you know entertainment…
    Ten trivia teasers to test your grey matter
Then and Now
  • Through the years… Miami Vice
Inner Workings
  • The making of a scene… We take a closer look at Zach Braff’s expensive two-second gag scene in Scrubs
The Golden Years
  • What you were watching, reading and listening to in…
Shooting the Breeze
  • Idle banter with the icons of entertainment Marcus Bentley, otherwise known as the voice of Big Brother, expounds on the reality show’s enduring merits
The Water Cooler
  • The classic TV moments we all talked about
    The Doctor’s teary farewell to Rose in the series finale of Doctor Who
Reviews, including…
  • TV
    Monk – Season 5

    PLUS: All the brand new dramas launching in the US…

  • Movies
    Alpha Male
    A Scanner Darkly
    Monster House

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

  • DVDs
    Inside Man
    The Squid and the Whale
    V for Vendetta

    And more!

  • Computer Games
    Dead Rising
    Miami Vice

    And more!

  • Music
    Captain This is Hazelville
    The Dears Gang of Losers
    James Morrison Undiscovered
    And more!

  • Books
    A Blow to the Heart by Marcel Theroux
    One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
    Terrorist by John Updike

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