What to Read, Watch and Listen to in October | Living North

What to Read, Watch and Listen to in October


The best of October's entertainment picked out for you


Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television by Louis Theroux

Journalist, documentarian and national treasure Louis Theroux has released an autobiography cleverly named Gotta Get Theroux This, My Life and Strange Times in Television, sneaking a pun in the title before we could make one in its description… and if the name of the book doesn’t give it away, it’s about Theroux’s life, and his strange times in television.

Out Now

The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman

It’s no secret that author Phillip Pullman knows how to write a good book. Fans of his The Book of Dust trilogy will be pleased to know that the second volume is hitting the shelves on October 3rd. Set 20 years after the first volume, La Belle Sauvage, The Secret Commonwealth follows heroine Lyra Leacqua as an undergraduate at Jordan College, Oxford.

Out 3rd October

Outgrowing God by Richard Dawkins

Expert biologist and science writer Richard Dawkins addresses some of the most profound questions concerning the battle between science and religion in this challenging and thrilling read, asking questions like 'Do we need God in order to be good?' and 'Should we believe in God?' Should you read this book? We’re no expert biologists but we think you should.

Out Now


El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

If you’re still heartbroken over the ending of Breaking Bad in 2013, then you’ll be over the moon to know that supporting character Jesse Pinkman is making a return to our screens in a continuation of one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of all time – and if you’ve never watched Breaking Bad before, then you have around 10 days to catch up before El Camino hits your screens – get bingewatching.

Streaming on Netflix 11th October


Already racking up a respectable collection of accolades including the Golden Lion award at this years Venice Film Festival, director Todd Phillips’ psychological thriller based on Batman’s archenemy is looking to be the film of the year.

Out 4th October

Terminator: Dark Fate

Arnie said he’d be back, and he is, for another blockbuster in the Terminator franchise. Also returning for the first time in 28 years are the original Sarah and John Connor; Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong, and the franchise creator and world-renowned film maker James Cameron – this has all the makings of a quality sci-fi flick.

Out 23rd October


Hypersonic Missiles, Sam Fender

The BRIT award-winning Geordie has just released his long-awaited debut album, shooting straight to number one and becoming the highest selling vinyl record of 2019. Featuring hit singles ‘Will We Talk’ and ‘Play God’, this heavenly singer has the voice of an angel (of the North).

Out Now

The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast

Featuring guest appearances and interviews from world-renowned comedians, in this podcast Stuart Goldsmith explores the intricacies of standup from internal struggles to methods of writing, and his interview style often prompts raw responses from his guests. A podcast that is ideal for anyone who is interested in comedy, or just fancies a bit of a giggle.

Out Now

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, Foals

This is Foals’ sixth studio album and is considered the second half of a two part project, the first being their fifth record, critically-acclaimed Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1. Nearing 15 years together as a band and showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, you’d be a foal not to listen.

Out 18th October


Published in: September 2019

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