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Issue #A13 • ships from Jan 31 2007
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $6.99

132 packed pages…

Hot Fuzz Exclusive!
• Man-of-the-moment Simon Pegg talks to The Works about why he wanted to turn the action genre on its head in the highly-anticipated comedy spoof, and why it’s taken this long for him to get recognised in Hollywood. Plus the actor reflects back on the cult film that started it all: Shaun of the Dead

Have a laughTop 10
British Comedy Stars

• Sacha Baron Cohen is not the only Brit comic with something to laugh about, as we take a look at the current movers and shakers on the comedy scene

More conundrums…Life on Mars Exclusive!
• Star John Simm promises all will be revealed in the second series of the ’70s time-travelling cop show that’s had everybody talking, and also looks back on his impressive career so far

Amazing line-upFor Your Consideration
• Director Christopher Guest and the film’s stars tell us why Hollywood was the ideal target for this unrestrained satire. With Ricky Gervais on his own brand of uncomfortable comedy

Party Animals Exclusive!
• Not many TV shows come along that get us so excited we tell our readers they have to watch it, but the BBC’s racy new drama is one of them. Already touted as the noughties answer to This Life, we decided to get the lowdown from the stars themselves

Golden Globe Awards
• If you missed who wore what and who picked up what, fear not, as we reveal everything you need to know about this year’s glitzy awards ceremony

Brit’s New Pop Wave
• It seems fashion isn’t the only thing that goes in cycles, as The Works looks at why the biggest names in Britpop all seem to be looking back to the ’90s for their musical inspiration

Final Fantasy Exclusive!
The Works speaks to the creative forces behind the latest instalment in what has become one of the biggest gaming franchises

Ugly Betty
• Fashion certainly does have a new face, as star America Ferrera and producer Salma Hayek discuss how a Colombian telenovela became a hit US comedy

New Street Law Exclusive!
• We go on set with John Hannah to find out why the actor would rather be donning a wig and gowns than acting in Hollywood


• Actor Kevin Whately on what it was like returning to Morse without John Thaw, this time as the lead in his own TV spin-off

Salley Vickers Exclusive!!
• The author on her latest novel, The Other Side of You, and why artists are still getting hung up about the same issues that they were centuries ago

Rough Diamond Exclusive!!
• Star Conor Mullen reveals all about the new BBC Sunday night family drama set in the world of Irish horseracing

Calling the Shots
Opinion We look at why so many actors are now trying their hand at directing

The Works Book Group
  • We dissect Kate Grenville’s Booker-nominated The Secret River
Lost in…
  • Our columnist reflects on whether Morrissey has what it takes to represent England at the Eurovision
The Works Quiz
  • So you think you know entertainment…?
    More brain teasers to get you thinking
Then and Now
  • Through the years… Hannibal Lecter
Golden Years
  • What you were watching, reading and listening to…
    In 1992
Reviews, including…
  • TV
    Battlestar Galactica
    Party Animals
    Ugly Betty

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

  • Movies
    Hot Fuzz
    Letters From Iwo Jima

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

  • DVDs
    The History Boys
    The Queen
    And more!

  • Computer Games
    Final Fantasy XII
    Lost Planet
    Superman Returns

    And more!

  • Music
    The Good, The Bad And The Queen
    Just Jack Overtones
    Mika Life In Cartoon Motion
    And more!

  • Books
    The Amnesiac by Ksam Taylor
    The Observations by Jane Harris
    The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers
20 Things To Do This Month
  • Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming weeks

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