WATCH THIS POLITICAL EXPOSÉ: Totally Under Control
Secretly filmed during lockdown in the US, Totally Under Control is an exposé on Donald Trump’s administration during the coronavirus pandemic. With damning testimonies from public health officials and senior White House staff, award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney scrutinises America’s official response to the pandemic. Rent it online.
FIND YOUR NEW GLASSES HERE: Taylor Morris London
Branching out from sunglasses, Taylor Morris London has launched its first collection of optical and prescription glasses in 18 new designs. Browse the collection and choose a new frame to suit your face shape – the SW2 lenses in tortoiseshell are a great choice for some serious style points.
LAUGH AT THIS: How To Be A Complete and Utter Blunt By James Blunt
Want to lighten the mood? James Blunt’s autobiography has landed. Followers of the singer-songwriter turned social-media sensation will remember him ‘winning the internet’ with a barnstorming series of self-effacing tweets that earned him the title King of Twitter. His new book details when and how it all changed for him as he made a reluctant rise to online stardom.
DIVE DEEP INTO THE MOVIES: The Nolan Variations By Tom Shone
Fans of multi-award-winning director Christopher Nolan will love this deep dive into his life and films. Written in collaboration with the man himself, it’s a must-read for film buffs, with never-before-seen storyboards, sketches and photographs of some of his most famous works, including The Dark Knight, Inception and Tenet.
FIRE UP THE BARBIE: Big Green Egg and Farmison & Co Heritage Steak Tasting Boxes
BBQ specialist Big Green Egg has partnered with Yorkshire butcher Farmison & Co to launch a steak tasting box. Take your pick from quality cuts of heritage-breed beef, including sirloin chops, 32-day aged Angus steak, Irish bone marrow and smoked salt beef. Boxes from £100.
STOCK UP THE CELLAR: The Sorting Table Wine Delivery
Enjoy a range of excellent world wines from new online delivery company The Sorting Table. It specialises in carefully selected bottles from top sommeliers. For regular quarterly deliveries and access to a few exclusives, join its club. Delivery is nationwide.
WATCH A SHAKESPEARE CLASSIC: The Show Must Go On
The Show Must Go On continues its lockdown series of live performances on YouTube with a new Shakespeare season featuring Simon Callow, Fiona Shaw and Patrick Stewart among other big names. Catch Being Shakespeare this weekend, then tune into a new show every Monday (available for seven days) throughout November. Shows are free, with donations encouraged.
GET CRAFT BEER STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR: The Big Smoke Beer Collective
Big Smoke Brewery has launched a monthly subscription service to keep you in craft beer. You’ll get 12 handpicked beers from the Big Smoke collection, a snack and a gift. Boxes cost £30 per month plus delivery, which is nationwide.
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