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The Works #A11, November 2006 The Works #A11, November 2006
(Reference #A11)

116 pages

Bond We ponder whether Daniel Craig can cut it as the new 007 and decide what factors create a really great Bond
The Top 10 Games You Should Be Playing Hook up your consoles and have your thumbs at the ready as The Works presents the finest games currently on the market
The State Within Exclusive! We meet with movie star Jason Isaacs to discover why he was compelled to return to the small screen to star in the BBC’s new political thriller
James Morrison Exclusive! One of the hottest new singing sensations around tells us how he came to break the charts…
Planet Earth Exclusive! We talk with two of the producers to find out just why the BBC’s astonishing natural history programme is so groundbreaking
Torchwood We get top secret access to find out from the cast and crew what’s so special about this new show
Robin Hood Young actor Jonas Armstrong reveals why his Robin Hood is unlike any other
Shameless Exclusive! Creator Paul Abbott tells us why he never expected the show to last this long and gives us the low-down on a possible US version and whether we’ll ever see a second State of Play
Joyce Carol Oates Exclusive! The seasoned author discusses her illustrious career

With…
The Works Book Group We debate Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth.
Lost in… This issue, our columnist considers whether film adaptations of books are ever any good
Then and Now Through the years… George Michael
Inner Workings We take a closer look at how the many guises are created in The Catherine Tate Show, from foul-mouthed Nan to indignant Derek

Plus…
Reviews TV, movies, DVDs, computer games, music and books
20 Things To Do This Month Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming weeks

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The Works #A10, October 2006 The Works #A10, October 2006
(Reference #A10)

116 pages

Justin Timberlake The unrivalled Prince of Pop talks dance moves, going solo and his daunting entrance into the acting world
The Top 10 Music You Should Be Listening To The Works presents the definitive list of the greatest music acts currently around
Casino Royale On Set! Join us as we head to the Bahamas where Daniel Craig talks frankly about taking on one of cinema’s most iconic heroes
Spooks Exclusive! We go on set of the new series of the thrilling spy show to discover what’s in store…
The TCA Diary Find out what exciting new shows will be making their mark on the US’s Fall TV line-up
The Innocence Project Exclusive! We're on set of the BBC’s daring new drama
Movie Predictions The Works takes a close look at bleak futures cinema has predicted
The History Boys Exclusive! Actor Jamie Parker on taking Alan Bennett’s award-winning play to the big screen
Belle Exclusive! The gifted new singer reveals how her troubled past helped her to create her sublime début album Surfacing
William Boyd Exclusive! The author on his latest novel, the espionage thriller Restless

With…
The Works Book Group We dissect Karen Joy Fowler’s The Jane Austen Book Club
Lost in… Our regular columnist ponders the state of the British music festival scene this year sans Glastonbury
Then and Now Through the years… Janet Jackson
Inner Workings We take a closer look at the challenging reconstruction of Ground Zero in Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center

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Reviews TV, movies, DVDs, computer games, music and books
20 Things To Do This Month Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month

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The Works #A09, August 2006 The Works #A09, August 2006
(Reference #A09)

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
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!
Grey’s Anatomy Exclusive! We spoke to one half of the group, Mark Brydon, who reveals why this could be farewell.
Captain The British group discuss the upcoming release of their début album This is Hazelville
The Shield We take a look at who’s making enemies and who’s got the charisma to make it for the long haul
Stephen Fry The incomparable Fry discusses his writing, directing, producing, acting, comedic and presenting career
M Night Shyamalan We look back over the suspense maestro’s film career so far and towards 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
TV Life Spans We take a look at the mortality of TV shows past and present
The Puppini Sisters One of the singing trio tells us why ’40s music is still swinging
Marcel Theroux The author on how feeling like a woman inspired him to write his latest novel, A Blow to the Heart
Andy Nyman The world-renowned magician on turning his energies to acting and why he loved appearing in the gory comedy horror Severance

With…
The Works Book Group We debate Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones
Works in Progress Picture previews of 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 regular columnist ponders McFly’s appearance in the US teen romcom Just My Luck
Then and Now Through the years… Miami Vice
Inner Workings 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… 1974
Shooting the Breeze Marcus Bentley, otherwise known as the voice of Big Brother, expounds on the reality show’s enduring merits
The Water Cooler The Doctor’s teary farewell to Rose in the series finale of Doctor Who

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Reviews TV, movies, DVDs, computer games, music and books
20 Things To Do This Month Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month

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The Works #A08, July 2006 The Works #A08, July 2006
(Reference #A08)

132 pages

Top 20 Unmissable TV 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…
Big 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 Bridges The seasoned actor talks to The Works about his latest film roles in The Moguls and Surf’s Up, and how he loves to attend Big Lebowski cult festivals
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
Rome Brit actor James Purefoy on why he relishes playing Mark Anthony
Moloko We spoke to one half of the group, Mark Brydon, who reveals why this could be farewell.
Movie Franchises 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 We take a look at who’s making enemies and who’s got the charisma to make it for the long haul
Holiday Reads The Works presents its rundown of the best holiday reads
Lobo Spanish actor Eduardo Noriega on playing a police informant/undercover terrorist
Sarah Smart The actress discusses her lead role as a bus driver in the new TV driver Jane Hall
Stormbreaker Alex Pettyfer talks about his role playing a reluctant teenage spy
Barry Eisler The thriller writer chats about his latest instalment to the John Rain assassin novel series

With…
The Works Book Group We dissect Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty
Works in Progress Picture previews of the 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
Then and Now Through the years… Superman
Inner Workings 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… 1987
Shooting the Breeze Actress Tracy Ann Oberman on leaving Walford Square for Doctor Who.
The Water Cooler Nikki’s Diary Room outburst in Big Brother

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Reviews TV, movies, DVDs, computer games, music and books
20 Things To Do This Month Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month

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The Works #A07, June 2006 The Works #A07, June 2006
(Reference #A07)

132 pages

Big Brother It's back! we ponder the show’s longevity and enduring appeal plus chat with presenters Davina McCall and Dermot O’Leary to discover their highs and lows on the show.
PLUS… Everything you want to know about the housemates and what goes on behind the scenes in our fabulous free Big Brother supplement!
Reality TV The definitive list of the top 20 reality shows that have had us glued to our screens
Desperate Housewives Star Eva Longoria discusses life on Wisteria Lane
The Feeling We meet lead singer Dan Gillespie Sells
The West Wing We join the producers and cast to pay tribute to seven years of superb TV entertainment
Movie Documentaries We cast our eyes over some of the best docs that have made their mark on cinema
The OC Star Benjamin McKenzie on growing up and not acting your age
Movie Remakes Is this a sign of Hollywood running out of fresh ideas? And can films ever be as good the second time around?
Michael Cunningham The author of award-winning The Hours discusses his fantastic new novel Specimen Days
Lobo Spanish actor Eduardo Noriega on playing a police informant/undercover terrorist
How I Met Your Mother Star Neil Patrick Harris on playing the oddball in the hit TV comedy

With…
Works in Progress Picture previews: Upcoming Aaron Sorkin TV show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the alien invasion remake The Visiting plus what we can expect next from heavy metal group Velvet Revolver
Lost in… This issue, our monthly columnist discusses the delights of hospital comedies
Then and Now Through the years… The Omen
Inner Workings We jump into the abyss in the spectacular adventure remake Poseidon
The Golden Years What you were watching, reading and listening to in… 1969
Shooting the Breeze Actor Dan Stevens on the sexy TV adaptation of The Line of Beauty
The Water Cooler Paul’s gruelling interview in The Apprentice

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Reviews TV, movies, DVDs, computer games, music and books
20 Things To Do This Month Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month

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The Works #A06, May 2006 The Works #A06, May 2006
(Reference #A06)

132 pages

Lost We met with the creators and star Matthew Fox to talk about what to expect from Season Two, Plus The Top 10 reasons to watch Lost
My Name is Earl We meet with creator of the ‘trailer trash’ US comedy, Greg Garcia. Plus Stars Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee and Jaime Pressly have their say
The Da Vinci Code We take a look at what has made the book so popular and why it has sparked such heated controversy
Jimmy McGovern The writer reveals why The Street has become the show he is most proud of
Eurovision 2006 We ponder whether this could finally be the year for UK victory. Entrant Daz Sampson tells us he believes so
Zero 7 The talented British duo discusses their third album The Garden
Colin Firth The British actor on his latest film Where the Truth Lies
You’re Making That Up This is Spinal Tap heralded the way for the improvised ‘mockumentary’ film and with the upcoming film Confetti we reveal why comedy is taking the no-script route once again
Feeder Singer-songwriter Grant Nicholas reflects back on the group’s lengthy career
Vinnie Jones On his latest role as the muscle-bound Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand
Amy Wadge The Bristol-born singer on collaborating with Marti Pellow, covering The Manic Street Preachers and why she has no desire to make it big
Andrew Rosenheim The author discusses his latest novel Keeping Secrets

With…
Works in Progress Picture previews: Upcoming BBC adventure drama Robin Hood, Beyoncé’s new musical Dreamgirls plus what we can expect next from pop sensation Christina Aguilera
By Popular Demand The five film directors we’d most like to see helm the Mission: Impossible franchise
Lost in… Our regular columnist discusses the joys of podcasts
Then and Now Through the years… Pet Shop Boys
Inner Workings We take a closer look at the Cybermen attack in the new series of Doctor Who
The Golden Years What you were watching, reading and listening to in… 1991
Shooting the Breeze Pippa Haywood on sex scenes and corpsing in Green Wing
The Water Cooler The unforgettable cliffhanger finale of the first series of Green Wing

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Reviews TV, movies, DVDs, computer games, music and books
20 Things To Do This Month Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month

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The Works #A05, April 2006 The Works #A05, April 2006
(Reference #A05)

132 pages

Billie Piper Doctor Who is back. We spoke with the actress, aka Rose and about her next acting project, The Ruby in the Smoke adaptation
Superman Returns We delve into Bryan Singer’s superhero vision to discover if Brandon Routh can fill the role
What the Stars Watch 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
Green Wing The cast insist Series Two is going to be even more risqué and outlandish
House Hugh Laurie tells us why his character Dr Gregory House isn’t ‘a complete bastard at all’
Six Feet Under We join creator Alan Ball to mourn the demise of the fantastic show
Too Close to Home We investigate Hollywood’s desire to confront 9/11 head on
Jack Johnson The singer reveals how his songs are written with one main objective in mind
Public Symphony One half of the duo, Dobs Vye, discusses the band’s sparkling début album
Pauline Collins The actress on her return to Doctor Who
Timothy Spall On his latest roles in Jimmy McGovern’s new drama The Street and playing the lead in Pierrepoint
Amy Adams The Oscar-nominated actress discusses why being the outsider has its rewards

With…
Works in Progress Picture previews: 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 five film franchises that should be revived
Lost in… This issue, our regular columnist discusses the onslaught of reality TV
Then and Now Through the years… Morrissey
The Works Quiz So you think you know entertainment… 10 questions to test your knowledge
Inner Workings 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… 1976
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

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Reviews TV, movies, DVDs, computer games, music and books
20 Things To Do This Month Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month

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The Works #A04, March 2006 The Works #A04, March 2006
(Reference #A04)

132 packed pages!

Prison Break Leading man Wentworth Miller discusses the new high-concept breakout hit
24 Main star Kiefer Sutherland, the show’s producers, and newcomer Sean Astin tell us what we can expect from this explosive new series
Shout Out Louds The latest group to hail from Sweden talk about their designs on the British music scene
Will & Grace On Set! We join Will, Grace, Jack and Karen for the fantastic show’s final series
No Angels We talk to Channel 4’s naughtiest nurses as the show prepares for its final series
The Godfather Game Executive producer David DeMartini takes us into the fold to discuss how the classic mobster film has become one of the year’s most highly anticipated games
Desperate Housewives Brenda Strong tells us why she loves playing the show’s omnipresent deceased housewife Mary Alice Young
TransAmerica Golden Globe-winning actress Felicity Huffman talks about her new film role as a transsexual in this critically acclaimed movie
Musicals We take a look at some of the genre’s most iconic examples
Joss Whedon The writer/director discusses Serenity’s imminent DVD release
Beyoncé Knowles The popstress talks of her latest role in and her desire to star in more films
Marti Leimbach The authoress talks candidly about the personal inspiration behind her latest novel, Daniel Isn’t Talking

With…
Works in Progress Picture previews: The new series of Spooks, the upcoming Scorsese thriller The Departed, plus the latest on The Futureheads
By Popular Demand Entertainment, as we see it… The five revivals we’d love to see on our TV screens
Lost in… Our regular columnist discusses the merits of the ubiquitous actor Jake Gyllenhaal
Then and Now Through the years… Prince
The Works Quiz So you think you know entertainment… 10 questions to test your knowledge
Inner Workings The making of a scene… We take a closer look at Corinne Bailey Rae’s new music video Put Your Records On
The Golden Years What you were watching, reading and listening to in… 1968
Shooting the Breeze Idle banter with the icons of entertainment Hustle’s Marc Warren on his penchant for getting starkers in Trafalgar Square…
The Water Cooler The classic TV moments we all talked about The fraught finale of Desperate Housewives Season 1

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Reviews TV, movies, DVDs, computer games, music and books
20 Things To Do This Month Our essential guide to the entertainment you should not miss over the coming month

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The Works #A03, February 2006 The Works #A03, February 2006
(Reference #A03)
Short Supply

132 packed pages!

Features
2006 Preview: The Top 50 We give you the low-down on the Top 50 of what to look out for and not miss...
including interviews with:
Director Bryan Singer on Superman Returns
The new Doctor David Tennant on Doctor Who: Series 2
Orlando Bloom on Pirates of the Caribbean 2
Comedian Simon Pegg on his next film parody, Hot Fuzz
Actor John Simm on his new TV series Life on Mars

ER We met with stars Goran Visnjic and Linda Cardellini to discuss the show’s incredible endurance
Desperate Housewives James Denton, who plays Susan’s love interest Mike, talks about the second year of the tv show
Corinne Bailey Rae Our interview introducing the singer behind the voice…
Jennifer Aniston We met with the actress to discuss her new romantic comedy Rumor Has It
Munich We look back to the 1972 Olympics and the harrowing events that inspired Steven Spielberg’s new film
Nick Frost The actor discusses his first leading TV role in the new BBC Sci-Fi comedy Hyperdrive
Lisa Kudrow The actress on her new sitcom The Comeback
Shameless It’s all about the kids in the third series of this tv drama, as young star Gerard Kearns tells us
Cleaver Author Tim Parks on his provocative new novel

With…
Works in Progress Picture previews: The new TV series Mayo, the upcoming disaster film Poseidon, plus the latest on the musical waves group Travis are once again creating
By Popular Demand Entertainment, as we see it… The five novels we’d like to see adapted for the big screen
Lost in… our regular columnist discusses the current state of the British music scene
Then and Now Through the years on ER
The Works Quiz So you think you know entertainment… 10 questions to test your knowledge
Inner Workings The making of a scene… We take a closer look at the Doctor Who Christmas Special
The Golden Years What you were watching, reading and listening to in… 1988
Shooting the Breeze Idle banter with the icons of entertainment Nighty Night’s Julia Davis on her monstrous character Jill
The Water Cooler The tense episode of The West Wing written in the aftermath of 9/11

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The Works #A02, January 2006 The Works #A02, January 2006
(Reference #A02)

132 packed pages!
Pre-launch issue

Features
Desperate Housewives – New Season We talk to newcomer Alfre Woodard about her role as mysterious housewife Betty Applewhite, trying to pry a few clues from her. And creator Marc Cherry bares all. Well, almost.
Top 10s of 2005 We rate our favourites, along with the most promising faces of 2005
Shameless We met with the show’s creators to discover what we should expect from the New Year’s controversial one-off
Brokeback Mountain Actor Jake Gyllenhaal discusses his role in Ang Lee’s sensitive yet bold modern Western
Nip/Tuck 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,
Music Downloads< 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
Outkast 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
Rome 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


With…
Works in Progress Picture previews: The Sopranos – Season 6, 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
The Works Quiz So you think you know entertainment… 10 questions to test your knowledge
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
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

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