WHEN Adam Kay, bestselling author of This Is Going To Hurt, set out to raise money for NHS charities through a compilation of NHS-focused celebrity anecdotes, he never expected the avalanche of responses he would receive.
AFTER a false start on our Skype chat when connection is lost, 16-year-old naturalist Dara McAnulty's face returns to the screen, peering through large black-rimmed glasses and smiling brightly when he sees me, his shock of wild dark hair framing his friendly young face.
HELLO and welcome back to Noise Annoys, your favourite alternative musics-flavoured column which is still very much operating in lockdown mode despite the general public's apparent widespread abandonment of precautionary social distancing – but sure they're only taking their cues from our 'leaders'.
Dalai Lama – Inner World RELEASED to mark the Dalai Lama's 85th birthday on July 6, this charity collection of mantras and chants goes beyond novelty, as befits someone with a Glastonbury Festival appearance under his belt.
Burnout Paradise Remastered (Switch) By: EA WHY should you pop your Pirellis onto the virtual asphalt of Paradise City again? We've been here before with both the 2008 original and 2018's remaster and those crow's feet are getting hard to ignore on the big screen.
FILM THE PHOTOGRAPH (Cert 12, 106 mins, Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd, Romance/Drama, available from July 6 on Amazon Prime Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services) Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Y'lan Noel, Chante Adams, Rob Morgan, Lil Rel Howery.
EARLY in the first act of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, Schuyler sisters Peggy and Eliza – who will go on to marry American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton – trill, "Look around, look around at how/Lucky we are to be alive right now".