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Luck — You just have to know where to look for it (Hint: in the Land
of Luck, on Apple TV+ from August 5th)...




FROM APPLE ORIGINAL FILMS AND SKYDANCE ANIMATION comes the story of Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world, who when she stumbles into the never-before-seen Land of Luck, sets out on a quest to bring some good luck home for her best friend. But with humans not allowed, her only chance is teaming up with the magical creatures who live there to do it.

Director: Peggy Holmes | Writer: Kiel Murray | Cast: Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger, Adelynn Spoon | Producers: John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, David Eisenmann.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens.

After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut.

To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with over 244 wins and more than 961 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com — £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.


The  Landy and Friends series of books

Landy and Friends — Fun-filled adventure series featuring Landy and Fender that will delight children and Land Rover fanatics alike...

VERONICA LAMOND'S series of eight children's stories centres around two old working Land Rovers — Landy and Fender — and their busy and energetic young owners, Jack and Dan. From the first story where Landy is found abandoned at the bottom of a field, to an invitation to the Land Rover factory in Solihull and finally, Fender's African adventure travelling from Cairo to Cape Town, it's non-stop adventure for these automotive best buddies.

These inspiring picture books delight as they bring the original Land Rover and Defender to life in tales of adventure and derring-do...

With characters based on the original Land Rover (1956 Series 1) and a 1999 Land Rover Defender, this inspired and creative series (the first three books benefit from supporting teachers' resources that have been downloaded over 12,000 times) is also beautifully illustrated by the author. Bursting with the duo's escapades, the series makes for perfect and relatable reading for youngsters, and especially boys who may be reluctant readers but who are car and Land Rover mad.

Commenting on social history, book seven of the series Landy At The Factory recalls the end of the line for the iconic and original Land Rover Defender that ceased production in 2016.

With a legion of young (and adult) fans and the full support of Land Rover behind her, Veronica Lamond's Landy and Friends books are, like their heroes, forever classics that will hold a special place in the heart of their owners.

The Landy and Friends Series:

Landy Tells of Jack finding Landy abandoned at the bottom of a field, and they then start their new life together.

Fender We meet Landy's friend who lives near the beach. The story is based around a beach clean-up and how Fender and Dan rescue a seal pup.

Landy's New Home Tells us how Jack and Landy set up their small holding and make homes for all the animals.

Fender's Day at the Harbour
Here we return again to the coast and hear of Jack and Dan going fishing while Fender spends the day at the harbour.

Landy and the Apple Harvest Landy helps Jack bring the harvest home and there's lots of fun to be had.

Fender and the Cliff Rescue Tells of Dan and Fender helping a friend in danger.

Landy at the Factory An exciting story of Landy's birthday treat: an invitation to visit the real Defender Factory in Solihull.

Fender Goes to Africa Dan and Fender go on their big adventure, travelling from Cairo to Cape Town. They have lots of adventures along the way and even meet Jojo who gives Dan a present! (Jojo is the main character in Veronica's book Jojo's Wire Car)

Independently published, and with all eight books available directly from veronicalamond.com.

Signed copies available or from Amazon in paperback and hard cover (with the exception of the special edition Landy at the Factory which is available only in hard cover). Full details of all books can be found at https://amzn.to/3Nu1gIS.

Veronica Lamond is the author and illustrator of the well-loved and highly successful Landy and Friends books. She was born, and grew up, in Durban, South Africa. Veronica has lived in Cornwall, UK since 1979. There are eight books in the series so far. The seventh book is a special edition about Landy visiting the Defender Factory in Solihull.


First-look trailer for Puss in Boots: The Last Wish...



THIS AUTUMN (in UK cinemas 21 October), everyone's favourite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.

For the first time in more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet.

Academy Award nominee Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of the notorious PiB as he embarks on an epic journey into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives. But with only one life left, Puss will have to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: the captivating Kitty Soft Paws (Oscar nominee Salma Hayek).

In their quest, Puss and Kitty will be aided — against their better judgment — by a ratty, chatty, relentlessly cheerful mutt, Perro (Harvey Guillén; What We Do in the Shadows). Together, our trio of heroes will have to stay one step ahead of Goldilocks (Oscar nominee Florence Pugh; Black Widow) and the Three Bears Crime Family, "Big" Jack Horner (Emmy winner John Mulaney; Big Mouth) and terrifying bounty hunter, The Big Bad Wolf (Wagner Moura; Narcos).

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish features an all-star comedic cast that includes Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone (Black Widow), Samson Kayo (Sliced), Emmy nominee Anthony Mendez (Jane the Virgin) and Tony nominee Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Trolls World Tour).

The long-awaited follow-up to the 2011 Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, The Last Wish is directed by Joel Crawford and produced by Mark Swift, the creative team behind DreamWorks Animation's smash, The Croods: A New Age. The film's executive producer is Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri.

The character of Puss in Boots first appeared in 2004's Oscar-nominated Shrek 2 and instantly became a global, scene-stealing sensation. Puss then co-starred in two other Shrek sequels and his solo film, as well as in multiple DreamWorks Animation videos and TV series. The Shrek and Puss in Boots films have collectively earned more than $3.5 billion worldwide.


Worzel Gummidge Worzel Gummidge — on DVD
and Digital Download...


FOUR GLORIOUSN STORIES from the magical world of Worzel Gummidge, written and starring the multi-BAFTA award winning Mackenzie Crook (The Office, Detectorists, Pirates of the Caribbean), is now available on DVD and Digital Download.

Inspired by the classic books of Barbara Euphan Todd, Worzel Gummidge is the treasured tale of a charming and irreverent scarecrow who mysteriously comes to life on Scatterbrook Farm. This enchanting series is infused with a fun, mischievous spirit and is delivered with a timely environmental message.

Featuring an all-star cast including Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9, The League of Gentlemen), Rosie Cavaliero (This Time with Alan Partridge, Gentleman Jack), Vicki Pepperdine (Getting On, The Windsors), Bill Bailey (In The Long Run, Hot Fuzz), Toby Jones (Detectorists, Don't Forget The Driver), Vanessa Redgrave (Call The Midwife, Mrs. Lowry and Son), and introducing India Brown as Susan and Thierry Wickens as John, Worzel Gummidge includes four fun-filled, family-friendly adventures: Saucy Nancy, Guy Forks, Twitchers, and Calliope Jane.

Saucy Nancy — Susan and John visit a scrapyard where they meet Worzel's old friend Saucy Nancy. She is a carved ship's figurehead, and she wants their help to get back to the seaside.

Guy Forks — It's the build up to Bonfire Night and a new face has arrived on the farm, Worzel's cousin, Guy Forks. Determined to win the argument of which can do the others job better, Worzel agrees to swap places with Guy and take his place on the top of the bonfire. Can Susan and John find a way to rescue Worzel before it's too late.

Twitchers — After a thunderstorm, a flock of rare choughs turn up at Scatterbrook Farm. Keen to seize the opportunity to scare such a rarely-sighted bird, Worzel enlists the help of Susan and John. But their plans are soon scuppered as word of the choughs gets around and a group of avid birdwatchers moves in. With the twitchers refusing to leave, can the children come up with a plan to help scare the choughs and save Worzel from embarrassment.

Calliope Jane — Susan and John are excited when they learn that FR Peregrine's Travelling Fair is coming to Scatterbrook. But as much as he'd love to join his friends, Worzel can't be seen wandering around by humans. He recalls the legend of the fairground with an enchanted organ. It is believed that, with the right music, the organ has the power to send humans to sleep so that scarecrows can enjoy the rides without fear of being seen.

Worzel Gummidge DVD: Release Date: 31st January 2022 | RRP: £19.99 | Rated: U


All-new Kia Sportage

All-new Kia Sportage wins class category in Women’s World Car of the Year Awards...


* All-female jury announce the new-generation Kia Sportage as its favourite 'Family SUV'

* Safety, comfort, design, efficiency, value-for-money and enjoyable driving experience all marked out for particular praise

* Spacious interior layout has resulted in class-leading legroom and headroom for a comfortable travelling experience

* High-tech mild-hybrid (MHEV), hybrid (HEV), and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains available

* 'Best Car of the Year' to be announced on 8 March, International Women's Day

THE ALL-NEW KIA SPORTAGE has won the 'Family SUV' category in the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) awards. A highly-respected team of 56 female motoring journalists from 40 countries spanning five continents reviewed the most prominent family-friendly SUVs to launch during 2021, with the Sportage drawing praise across multiple areas to win the coveted award.


The all-new Sportage joined 64 other contenders to be tested by the WWCOTY jury across six categories: 'Family SUV', 'Urban Model', 'Large Car', 'Luxury SUV', 'Performance Car' and '4X4'. The Sportage impressed judges with its blend of cutting-edge safety innovations, enjoyable driving experience, comfort features, state-of-the-art technology, stylish design, impressive efficiency, low environmental footprint, and strong value-for-money.

For the first time, the all-new Sportage features a stylish European-centred design with proportions that are ideally suited for the needs of European customers. The new Sportage's intelligent interior layout has resulted in class-leading legroom and headroom for family trips, while high-tech driving and convenience features ensure occupants will enjoy a comfortable and connected travelling experience.

This fifth-generation Sportage is available with an extensive electrified model line-up that includes mild-hybrid (MHEV), hybrid (HEV), and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains that offer excellent fuel economy, low emissions, and, in the case of the PHEV variant, an electric driving range of up to 78km.

The WWCOTY jury will now test the all-new Sportage against the five other category winners before revealing the 'Best Car of the Year' on International Women's Day, on 8 March.
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