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Elizabeth Moss in the Handmaid's Tale

Masekela 66–76
Out now on CD, streaming and download
Hugh Masekela, the South African singer, songwriter and jazz musician who died in January, produced an incredible array of music over many years. The decade covered on this 47-track collection includes the time he spent in exile in the US, where he got involved with the anti-war and black power movements. It features many tracks never released in Britain.


The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2
Channel 4, late May
The success of The Handmaid’s Tale last year was due not just to the fantastic production values and acting, and to the source material, Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, but also to how well its themes fit with how people feel about the world today. This new season moves beyond the novel. Little has been revealed about the plot, but we are likely to see more of Offred’s past, as well as visiting some familiar characters now in the Colonies and Offred’s escaped friends in free Canada.


The Fall
Southwark Playhouse, London, until 19 May
This production by the National Youth Theatre seeks to unpick how much different generations might empathise with each other at a time when both are under attack. It looks specifically at the plight of the elderly in care homes and at the problems faced by the young looking for secure, affordable housing. The Fall is written by James Fritz and forms part of the National Youth Theatre’s 60th anniversary celebrations.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, season 4
Netflix, from 30 May
The joyful experience of watching Kimmy Schmidt overcome the trauma of having been imprisoned in a bunker for 15 years is about to return for a fourth time. At the end of season 3 Kimmy had just landed her first proper job in an office — and the show’s writers say this provides opportunities to approach the #MeToo moment in a new way for Kimmy.


Karl and Eleanor Marx
British Library, London, 1 May to 5 August
As part of the commemorations of the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, this Treasures Gallery display will explore the role the British Museum Reading Room played in the life and work of Marx and his daughter Eleanor. The display will include correspondence by Marx, his family and Friedrich Engels, covering both personal and political affairs, as well as rare copies of first editions of Marx’s writings. There are also related events and talks at the British Library throughout May and June.