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Issue 1504

1504

Bridgerton

We could all do with a little of the diversion that the Netflix series provides, so its return could hardly be better timed. We look at how the twist on period drama became a global phenomenon, and speak to Golda Rosheuvel about her central role in the show playing Queen Charlotte.

A day in the life of a foodbank

We spend a day in one of the busiest foodbanks in the country to find out how the cost of living crisis is impacting those who were already on the brink. It’s becoming clear that foodbanks are no longer just about providing food, but also support for those left with nowhere else to turn.

Also inside

  • The chaotic UK visa system, how a Hungarian street paper is supporting Ukrainian refugees and more in The Dispatch
  • Prolific crime writer Val McDermid writes that if homelessness were treated like an illness we’d be demanding a cure
  • John Bird shares an extract from his upcoming autobiography, outlining his ambitions to be a modern Byron
  • Lloyd Cole writes a reflective Letter To My Younger Self about how he studied to be a pop star as a child
  • We speak to the filmmakers bringing the issue of homelessness to the Oscars’ red carpet
  • Tim Key talks about making hysterical comedy The Witchfinder, set in an age of hysteria
  • And Cardiff vendor James shares his Six Nations predictions!

Plus even more!