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Kirstie Allsopp crafts her way to Christmas

Kirstie’s Christmas: Quick & Easy Craft

8pm, Channel 4

With an unusual Christmas season fast approaching, Kirstie Allsopp is on hand to try and drum up some festive cheer and restore a sense of normality with her crafting expertise. Her Location, Location, Location partner Phil Spencer is on hand to shake up some party cocktails, while Allsopp’s florist sister Sophie demonstrates some colourful bouquets for family gatherings (if they are still allowed). Meanwhile, Kirstie personalises some Christmas cards with leftover fabric. Ammar Kalia

BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020: Final

7pm, BBC Four

Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival schedule comes this screening of the biennial competition to find Britain’s best young jazz talent. Accompanied by pianist Nikki Yeoh, the five finalists, aged between 18 and 22, each perform a 15-minute set at Cadogan Hall. AK

His Dark Materials

8.10pm, BBC One

Will is beginning to piece together the trauma

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Elvis Costello Crafts a Chilling Saga on New Song ‘Newspaper Pane’

Elvis Costello has shared a gripping new song, “Newspaper Pane,” from his upcoming album, Hey Clockface, out October 30th via Concord Records.

Unlike other songs on Hey Clockface — which were recorded in Helsinki and Paris — “Newspaper Pane” came about after the Covid-19 pandemic set in and Costello found himself separated from his collaborators. The song was written and produced in New York by composer/arranger Michael Leonhart, with the help of guitarist Bill Frisell, while Costello contributed his lyrics and vocals from a “westward hideout,” according to a release.

The song begins with a brooding aura as Costello paints a portrait of a woman holed up in a room where she’s covered the windows with old newspapers, which both keep out the elements and allow her to immerse herself in the details of an unattainable life. Costello proceeds to paint alternately joyful and gutting scenes from this woman’s

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