Pick of the Week: by Owen Richards

The new normal has truly arrived, with a smorgasbord of cultural treats coming straight to your home this week. Music sees two major releases, with albums from Bob Dylan and Neil Young – well, technically Young’s is from 1974, but it’s never been heard before.

There are also some big hitters in film. Spike Lee’s new Vietnam film Da 5 Bloods hits Netflix, while Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson’s new comedy King of Staten Island is available to rent from Friday.

Over the weekend, BBC One is remembering a simpler time in 2018 when only Salisbury was unsafe to visit. The Salisbury Poisonings is a three-part drama about the Novichok attack of Sergei Skripal, starring Rafe Spall, Anne-Marie Duff and MyAnna Buring.

Keep an eye out too for Alan Bennett’s The Madness of King George III streaming via National Theatre at Home, and a double serving of Latin American fiction with A Silent Fury, Yuri Herrera's devastating novel on the El Bordo Mine Fire in Mexico, and Holiday Heart by Colombian novelist Margarita Garcia Robayo.

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