WHAT TO WATCH
Netflix UK are releasing season five of everyone’s favourite crime comedy on 8th March, so what better time for a complete series rewatch? Or, if somehow you’ve not already fallen in love with the best bunch of NY detectives around, what are you waiting for?
Streaming on Netflix 8th March
MotherFatheSon sees Richard Gere undertake his first ever major TV role in this explosive blend of psychological drama and political thriller. Gere plays a print and digital media mogul priming his son to take over the business, but his son’s (Billy Howle) self-destructive lifestyle is sending him spiralling into crisis.
6th March, 9pm on BBC2
Kids and adults alike won’t want to miss Disney’s latest live-action film Dumbo, which introduces Holt Farrier, a former circus star who finds his world turned upside down when he returns from war. He’s enlisted to help care for an adorable baby elephant whose over-large ears make him a laughing stock in an already-struggling circus – do expect a few tears.
In cinemas 29th March
WHAT TO READ
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Fans of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, rejoice – Taylor Jenkins Reid is back with another unputdownable read, this time detailing the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Cosy up with this one over a weekend and you’ll be hard put to stop yourself devouring it all in one sitting.
Out 5th March
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
Harriet and Perdita Lee may seem normal at first glance, but if you pay attention to certain signs such as the surprisingly verbal vegetation in their apartment and the mysterious gingerbread they make… Helen Oyeyemi has penned another bewitching and imaginative novel, with endless surprises and twists.
Out 5th March
The Sakura Obsession by Naoko Abe
Subtitle: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms – this is the remarkable true story of one English gardener who saved the iconic Japanese Cherry Blossom from extinction. Even those without a green thumb or finger to speak of will marvel at this incredible story and find the 1,200-year-old history of the flower utterly fascinating.
WHAT TO LISTEN TO
Shine a Light – Bryan Adams
Back with his 14th studio album, Shine a Light is being released ahead of his winter tour – look out for the powerful duet with Jennifer Lopez, ‘That’s How Strong Our Love Is’.
Comedian Greta Titelman’s podcast consists of her hosting ‘intimate conversations’ with her guests, forcing them to be brave as they open up about their most embarrassing moments and terrifying fears, which makes for very entertaining listening.
Still On My Mind – Dido
Who doesn’t still love belting out classics like ‘Thank You’ and ‘White Flag’ on karaoke? Dido’s back this March with her first album in six years, and we’re sure Still On My Mind will be chock-full of brilliant ballads.