From the best TV dramas and music around to Princess Charlotte turning one, here are the most anticipated events of 2016 according to w&h
While we can’t predict what theyear has in store for you, we can promise that there will be some great entertainment and exciting events in your diary.
Adaptations will continue to be huge news. 2016 will be the year that we finally get to see the live-action version of Ridyard Kipling story (and classic Disney cartoon) The Jungle Book. On top of this, we’ve got more from Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in astronomically popular BBC programme Sherlock. There will also continue to be the slew of comic book films that have been so popular over the last couple of years. No fewer than eight Marvel and DC comic adaptation films are in the works for cinematic release – Deadpool (X-Men spinoff with Ryan Reynolds), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ben Affleck), Captain America: Civil War (Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson), X-Men: Apocalypse (Jennifer Lawrence), Suicide Squad (Will Smith), Gambit (Channing Tatum), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Sinister Six (cast as yet unconfirmed).
That might sound exhustingly action-heavy, but there will be plenty on offer for people who prefer films with a romantic bent (How To Be Single, starring Dakota Johnson and Alison Brie) – as well as music dealing with love and emotions. Cue Adele’s major tour, where fans will be able to hear her sing of lost love, or love gone by, such as Hello. If you didn’t manage to get tickets when they were released, she has announced more US dates so we’ve got everything crossed for extra UK dates too. There will be more than just romantic history to dwell on in the next 12 months. ITV’s exciting drama, Victoria, will star Jenna Coleman as the Queen, and will hopefully fill the Downton-shaped hole in our TV schedules. Well, we can dream.
Other relics we’ll encounter will be Eddy Monsoon and Patsy Stone, who are dusting off the Bolly for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Click through our gallery to see more of what’s happening in the upcoming year…
On May 2 this gorgeous little bundle will turn one. We're sure she'll be
celebrating in style with her parents and brother George, even if she
isn't 100% sure what's going on around her.
We are so delighted that Sherlock, starring Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch has been back on our screens this month.
The hard-working Royals are off to India this Spring.
It'll be both their fist time's to the nation, and it's thought that
they will travel without their children George and Charlotte. Hopefully
they'll be back in the UK to cut Charlotte's birthday cake in May!
Eddy and Patsy are back, and this time they're on the big screen. The
hotly anticipated film adaptation of TV series Absolutely Fabulous is
out on 1 July, and will star the old gang (Jennifer Saunders, Joanna
Lumley, Julia Sawalha etc) as well as Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.
Elton John has written some of the best-known and best-loved songs in
the world, and he's got a new album out on 5 February. His 33rd album,
Wonderful Crazy Night, will include bluesy track Looking Up.
June sees the singer of the original 'Hello' playing dates in the UK. If
his performance at 2015's Glastonbury is anything to go by, it should
be a real treat. Find dates near you and buy tickets here.
And then there's the woman behind the latest 'Hello' that we can't get
out of our heads. The tickets may have sold out in a matter of minutes,
but it could be worth keeping an eye out in case she decides to add any more dates to her Spring tour.
Aidan Turner will reprise his role as Ross Poldark - a Cornish soldier
with a penchant for topless scything - in the enormously popular BBC
series this year.
This live-action version of The Jungle Book is one to put on your diary
now. The animals are voiced by Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley,
Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken and it's out in
cinemas nationwide on 15 April.
Jenna Coleman's no longer Doctor Who's lovely assistant, but it now ruler of the British Empire in this ITV adaptation of Queen Victoria's life. Downton Abbey may be no more, but there's something historical to fill the void with this eight-part drama.
He took home the Oscar playing physicist Stephen Hawking in 2015 - so
the big question is can Eddie Redmayne do it again playing transgender
artist Einar Wegener? It's directed by The King's Speech's Tom Hooper and is out in cinemas now.
For those of you who have been eagerly following goings on in the Seven
Kingdoms, series six will back in April. Jon Snow - who appeared to die
at the end of series 5 - has been pictured on the promo material for the
unreleased episodes, sparking plenty of speculation.
You'll be reading more than ever in 2016 - and immersed in more literature - thanks to BBC's 2016 Get Reading campaign.
It starts with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in April,
and will see adaptations of classic books by Roald Dahl, as well as
other groundbreaking authors. It's the 100th anniversary of Dahl's birth
and the 200th of Charlotte Bronte's, so there's plenty to celebrate
about all things literary in the year ahead.
It's the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero from 5-21st August. We're in
shock that it's almost been four years since Jessica Ennis brought back
the gold for Team GB.
Slated for release on July 16, Ghostbusters - which will star funny
people Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig - should add some levity to
It's been 14 years since the first one, and the second instalment of
unlikely hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding promises to be every bit as
fun as the first. The story of a cross-cultural romance between a Greek
woman, non-Greek man and her very Greek family, shows their tribulations
with their moody teenage daughter.