The Playlist: Week 11

It’s the final week of term and the perfect time to feel christmassy before exams kick in. The festive spirit is supplied by Mermaids this week; Christmas ball is here and the modernised theatre version of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ hits Venue 1. On the flip side, both the film and book of choice this week explore dystopian futures. William Gibson’s novel ‘The Peripheral’ mixes thriller and time travel with real, compelling characters and jumping story line. The Hunger Games’ newest installment is a must see alongside the new three-part supernatural thriller ‘Remember Me’ on BBC1. The mini-series sees Michael Palin back on-screen for the first time in 20 years; its set to be inexplicable, scary and down right amazing.