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Jonathan Coe, Wildlife, Design Museum, The Watsons - Chichester, Grand Designs House of the Year

Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan in Wildlife, Jonathan Coe's novel Middle England, Laura Wade's The Watsons, Home Futures at the Design Museum, Grand Designs' House of the Year

Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan in Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife; a story of familial unravelling in 1960s America
Middle England is Jonathan Coe's latest novel; the third part of his trilogy which began in 2001 with The Rotters Club. It follows the same characters and their offspring dealing with life from 2010 to today
Jane Austen began - but never finished - a book which became known as The Watsons. In Laura Wade's new play opening at Chichester's Festival Theatre she picks up the story to interrogate what happens to characters when the author abandons them....?
Home Futures is a new exhibition at London's Design Museum comparing 20th century prototypes with the latest domestic innovations, and it asks "Are we living in yesterday's tomorrow?"
Grand Designs is a long established Channel 4 TV show whose format allows viewers to follow the trials tribulations and triumphs of daring innovative home building projects. There's also a 'spinoff' Home of the Year edition
Tom Sutcliffe is joined by Rebecca Stott, Maev Kennedy and Sarah Crompton. The producer is Oliver Jones

Podcast Extra:
Maev is delighted by the Twickenham Cinema Club
Rebecca recommends Emma Rice's production of Wise Children at The Old Vic
Sarah recommends Robert Icke's production of The Wild Duck at The Almeida Theatre

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Home Futures

Home Futures

Home Futures is on at Design Museum in London until 24th March 2019
Image: Bocca by Studio 65, © Gufram
Credit: Felix Speller for the Design Museum

Wildlife

Wildlife

Wildlife is in cinemas now, certificate 12A.

The Watsons

The Watsons
The Watsons is on at the Chichester Festival Theatre until December 1st.
Photo: Manuel Harlan

Middle England

Middle England

Middle England by Jonathan Coe is published by Penguin Viking

Grand Designs: House of the Year

Grand Designs: House of the Year

Grand Designs: House of the Year begins November 7th at 9pm on Channel 4

Podcast recommendations

Sarah Crompton recommends The Wild Duck

Rebecca Stott recommends Wise Children

Maev Kennedy recommends The Third Man

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