Culture Vulture: Our Guide to the week’s entertainment

Saturday, 30 October 2021

Spitting Image Halloween Special 9:30 pm ITV
Some familiar faces here amongst the ghosts and ghouls.

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Discovering Film horror special, 11 pm Sky Arts
If you’re entering into the Halloween spirit why not view film critics, including Bonnie Greer, come together to dissect their favourite horror films from The Omen and The Exorcist to Frankenstein?

Chrissie Hynde sings Dylan 4 am Sky Arts
Set the recorder as Chrissie Hynde, of The Pretenders, sings songs from Bob Dylan.

Monday, 1 November 2021

The Barber of Seville, 9pm Sky Arts

As part of my attempts to improve my poor knowledge of classical music, I will be watching this comedy opera by Gioachino Rossini.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

50 years of the Booker prize, 11:30 pm BBC Four looks at the history and controversies surrounding the literary prize.

Thursday, 4 November 2021

The Fear of God 12 am BBC Four continues the Halloween theme with an examination of 25 years of The Exorcist. Mark Kermode explores the extraordinary history of The Exorcist film with the stars and its creators. If you can’t wait and have access to BBC Iplayer it is on the great list of Haloween suggestions here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p096h09x

Now out at cinemas Quant (12A), Directed by Sadie Frost looks at the extraordinary life and legacy of iconic British fashion designer Mary Quant. Though forever famous for inventing the mini skirt she was so much more besides.

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