177: His Dark Materials, Michael Kiwanunka, Doctor Sleep, Apple TV+

Spelling themselves out on the ouija board of pop culture this week… 

DÆMON DAYS: Does the prestige BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials do justice to one of the greatest and most philosophically challenging books in the young adult pantheon? Or what?

MUSWELL HILL COMMUNICATION: We finally got that Michael Kiwanuka album. Does it deliver on the modern epic soul front?

REDRUM HE WROTE: That sequel to The Shining that nobody ordered is here. Does all plot and no mystery make Doctor Sleep a dull sequel?

THE IMPOSSIBLE STREAM: Apple think they can reinvent TV the way they did music, phones and, erm, not watches. Are the streaming shows on Apple TV+ enough to make you quit Netflix?

Joining Siân and Andrew are this week’s special guests, film writer Linda Marric and Spotify’s top dog of original content, Rob Fitzpatrick

Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 

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