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Hi there! Welcome to the first issue* of The Edit, my weekly pop culture digest. You don't have time
 
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The Edit
Hi there!
Welcome to the first issue* of The Edit, my weekly pop culture digest.
You don’t have time for it all.
In no particular order, here are the things I have enjoyed watching, reading, hearing and eating over the last week or so…

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Photo by Alastair Muir)
1. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A new kid on the block in London’s West End, this musical based on a BBC Three doc about a boy who wants to attend his school prom in drag is a must see. I’m not a huge musical theatre fan by any means but I loved this show. It is genuinely LOL funny, has some greats songs and the second act will have any mother/son/human in floods.
2. Mum: The final episode of the second series of this BBC Two comedy airs on Tuesday. The last few have delivered laughs and tears in equal measure. More than a sitcom, Mum is a touching window on bereavement, family life and the complications of finding love in older age.
3. Primetime Problems: Sam Wolfson delivered one of the best takes on the Ant & Dec story for The Guardian this week. Ant has subsequently been charged with drink driving and after last night’s episode was cancelled, Dec will present Saturday Night Takeaway solo next weekend.

Mario (2018), showing at the BFI Flare
4. BFI Flare: London’s annual LGBTQ+ film festival is underway and running until Easter Sunday. There’s a chance to catch an early screening of Love, Simon tomorrow, Mario, the story of gay professional footballers, gets its UK premiere on Tuesday and next weekend, Second Chance Sunday is an opportunity to see some of the biggest and best films of the last 12 months on the big screen. Postcards From London starring Harris Dickinson will close the festival.
5. The Last Romeo: I read Justin Myers debut novel while on holiday a few weeks back and it was perfect for just that. A Bridget Jones’s Diary for 30-something men, providing a perfectly melded study of the perils and pitfalls of online dating with some razor sharp observations on the state of certain areas of the modern media. The e-book is out now, paperback due on 31 May.
6. Tom Aspaul’s Life Changing Playlist: You might as well delete all of your other Spotify playlists right now…
6. Sia & David Guetta - Flames: More subtle and sophisticated than Titanium.
7. Kacey Musgraves - High Horse: Country star heading for her Taylor Swift style crossover moment.
8. Radio Edit: Coming soon… follow this Twitter account for more.
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Thanks for reading. See you next week.
Rob x
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