The Week covers the Best of the British and Foreign Media. With its non partisan reporting, The Week gives the reader an insight into all the the news, people, arts, drama, property, books and how the international media has reported it. This concise guide allows the reader to be up to date and have a wealth of knowledge to allow them to discuss all these key topics with their friends and peers.
It wasn’t all bad
A new alliance
The gas crisis
Clearing the dead wood
Spirit of the age
Europe at a glance
The world at a glance
Castaway of the week • This week’s edition of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs featured former judge Baroness Hale of Richmond
Viewpoint: Next weekend
The new Yacht Britannia • Boris Johnson wants a new “national flagship” for Britain. Is it a good idea?
Britannia: the original national flagship
The UK at a glance
Best articles: Britain
IT MUST BE TRUE… • I read it in the tabloids
Best of the American columnists
Trump, China and the general: an act of treachery?
Best articles: International
The Korean arms race: the limits of missile diplomacy
What the scientists are saying…
Camel carvings older than Stonehenge
NHS blood test trial begins
AUKUS: the rift with France
Facebook: is it “monetising misery”?
Dorries: a minister for the culture wars?
TalkTV: Murdoch’s challenge to GB News
Wit & Wisdom
Statistics of the week
Football: the greatest striker ever seen in the English game
Rugby union: Saracens’ triumphant return
Pick of the week’s correspondence
A royal embarrassment?
Review of reviews: Books
Musical: Back to the Future • Adelphi Theatre, London WC2 (backtothefuturemusical.com). Until 13 February Running time: 2hrs 40mins
Podcasts… food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11
Films to stream • This year saw the release of a Las Vegas-set zombie blockbuster, Army of the Dead. Here are five other compelling zombie films.
Help: poignant and angry drama, set in a care home
Exhibition of the week Lucian Freud: Real Lives • Tate Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool (0151-702 7400, tate.org.uk). Until 16 January 2022
News from the art world
Best books… Simon Thurley • The architectural historian and former head of English Heritage chooses his five favourite books. His latest, Palaces of Revolution: Life, Death and Art at the Stuart Court (William Collins £25), is out now
The Week’s guide to what’s worth seeing
The Archers: what happened last week
New to subscription TV
What the experts recommend
Saffron panna cotta pots and poached pears • Saffron is one of my favourite spices and panna cotta is one of my all-time favourite desserts, says Bettina Campolucci Bordi. So why not marry those two together? The poached pear cuts through the creaminess and adds an additional layer of colour.
New cars: what the critics say
The best… SAD lamps • Scientific evidence is mixed, but some people find that exposure to artificial sunlight boosts their mood and energy levels in the winter months
Tips of the week… post-Covid dinner parties
And for those who have everything…
Where to find… kayaking trips with a pub pit stop
Computer pioneer who was ridiculed for his electric tricycle • Sir Clive Sinclair 1940-2021
Artist and empathetic matriarch of the Johnson clan • Charlotte Johnson Wahl 1942-2021
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