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.
The MPs’ revolt: can Johnson recover?
It wasn’t all bad
The “partygate” probe
A winter war?
Spirit of the age
Good week for:
Bad week for:
Bird flu outbreak
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 screenwriter Jack Thorne
Viewpoint: The need to socialise
The road to the £3 chicken • A chicken today costs a fraction of its price 50 years ago. Have we gone too far in our search for cheap meat?
The Chicken of Tomorrow
IT MUST BE TRUE… I read it in the tabloids
Best articles: Britain
School shootings: should parents be held responsible?
The Olympic boycott: a small gesture of condemnation
What the scientists are saying…
Life is thriving on the Garbage Patch
Covid pill trial under way
Pick of the week’s Gossip
Sex and the City: did we need a reboot?
Declining births: will civilisation crumble?
Afghanistan: the Foreign Office’s “failure”
Rod Liddle: culture war in Durham
Wit & Wisdom
Statistic of the week
Formula 1: Verstappen snatches Hamilton’s crown
Cricket: a bumpy start for England down under
Pick of the week’s correspondence
Attacking a right-wing party
Books of the year • The critics’ top eight choices based on Christmas selections in national newspapers, the London Evening Standard, The Spectator and the New Statesman
Theatre: The Play What I Wrote • Birmingham Rep (0121-236 4455). Until 1 January, then touring Running time: 1hr 50mins
Albums of the week: three new releases
Landscapers: a true-life murder served up as audacious entertainment
Give THE WEEK this Christmas
Exhibition of the week Life Between Islands • Tate Britain, London SW1 (020-7887 8888, tate.org.uk). Until 3 April
News from the art world
Best books… Rory Kinnear • The Olivier Award-winning actor chooses his favourite books. He stars in BBC2’s Christmas ghost story The Mezzotint, on 24 December, and is currently in a new stage adaptation of Force Majeure (see below)
The Week’s guide to what’s worth seeing
The Archers: what happened last week
Best properties on the market
Food & Drink • Nine of the best food books from 2021
Consumer • Stocking-fillers for kids
Tips of the week… how to reduce car running costs
And for those who have everything…
Websites… with pre-Christmas delivery
Three interesting places to ski this winter
Cambodia’s temples and beaches
Hotel of the week • Callow Hall, Derbyshire
Italian arthouse director who became a sensation in the US
The serious songwriter who found fame with The Monkees
Companies in the news …and how they were assessed
NatWest: a failure to apply the smell test
Seven days in the Square Mile
Issue of the week: winter blues • How much damage is Omicron likely to do to the UK economy?
Making money: what the experts...