A strange one, this. Without ever quite feeling the sum of its talented parts, this satirical current affairs show has made it to a third series. Last time around, certain problems still bedevilled ‘10 O’ Clock Live’. The tone remained unsure and Lauren Laverne still felt a tad underemployed. And yet it continued to be watchable – David Mitchell proved to be a reasonably penetrating interviewer and Charlie Brooker’s world-weary plaints are always good value. Plus, any show that has James Delingpole up in arms is all right by us.
This time around, it’s probably make or break. ‘10 O’Clock Live’ could establish itself as an irreverent but still sentient alternative to ‘Newsnight’ (we’d suggest at least one lengthier and slightly more serious news piece per show), or it could drift off towards irrelevance and self-indulgence. For what it’s worth, we’d like it to work and there’s no reason why it can’t.
A popular Clapham bar, with regular DJ sets alongside its pan-Asian food menu and its extensive drinks list. It's just down from Clapham Common tube, and has been operating since 2000. Drinks range from premium spirits by the bottle and magnums of vintage Champagnes to a short wine list offering bottles from across the globe. Cocktails include a kiwi caipiroska, a number of martinis, pitchers of Pimm's and a house old fashioned made with Angustura 1919 Rum stirred with bitters, orange zest and creme de cacao. The food menu is influenced by Asia, with dim sum, chicken satay and duck spring rolls alongside Thai curries, wok stir-fries, papaya salads and tord man - a spicy fish cake made with prawn, cod and Asian spices.
Venue says: “SOUK offers the best Sunday nights in south-west London – open until 2.30am with deep house tunes. You won’t find anywhere busier in town!”