Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 627

47 1 DECEMBER 2022 DON’T MISS THIS WEEK LOVE STORY Erina Takahashi and Aitor Arrieta in the English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker Film Matilda TheMusical There’s heart and humour in this big-screen version of the musical based on the beloved Matilda book. Newcomer Alisha Weir plays Matilda Wormwood, a gifted girl who befriends teacher Miss Honey (an excellent Lashana Lynch) at a school run by bully Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson). Family fun. Anna Smith Music Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 20th anniversary super deluxe edition First released in July 2002, this album graduated alt rockers The Flaming Lips to arena status. While this gorgeous collection ensnared a mainstream audience, it was still strange, sweet and sad, never more so than on the epic, heartbreaking Do You Realise? Stuart Maconie Television SlowHorses It’s a speedy return for one of the year’s TV highlights, adapted from Mick Herron’s blackly comic spy thrillers. In season two, Dead Lions, Gary Oldman’s Jackson Lamb (above) and his team of rejects race to stop a reheated Cold War bringing carnage to the streets of London. Who needs Bond, when you’ve got these lovable losers? Apple TV+ Paul Kirkley Photograph: Laurent Liotardo, Apple TV+, Blake Studdard Atria Creative, Sony Pictures UK LOVE STORY Erina Takahashi and Aitor Arrieta in English Natio al Ballet’s The Nutcracker