The Collection: sexy drama with sibling rivalries, secrets, and romance

Three new reviews / weekend recommendations for The Collection have been posted online today. The first is an hour's review / recap / podcast from Organised Prime. Listen / download on the website. It is balanced and interesting, especially if you have watched the show, with kind comments about Tom as Claude Sabine to be found near the end of the podcast. Confusingly, the page for The Collection on Organised Prime mostly has info about another show. An error, I imagine.

The other recommendations are linked below. Watch The Collection now on Amazon US and UK. 

“I’ve been asked to restore France’s faded glory. The world thinks Paris is finished and the richest man in France wants me to change that opinion.” So says Paul Sabine (Richard Coyle) in the trailer for Amazon’s newest original series. It’s 1947 and the city and country are still recovering from the Nazi occupation and the war. Sabine runs a fashion house and his brother, Clyde (Tom Riley), designs. The show promises sibling and staff rivalries, plenty of secrets, romance and at least one death. Newsweek

The Collection: well-acted, frequently compelling drama with a keen visual flair

This weekend is a perfect opportinity to stream / binge The Collection on Amazon Prime US and UK. The show has been included in the week's TV picks here, and best shows on Amazon Prime here. There is also a nice, though brief, review for the show on Digital Trends. Don't forget to leave feedback on Amazon and IMDb - persuade Amazon to commission a second season!

Whither Would You Go: Shakespeare in aid of refugees event

According to the Whither Would You Go website, Tom is one of a company of actors who will be performing Shakespeare and refugee stories on stage in Los Angeles, to raise money for United Nations Refugee Agency on 16th March 2017. Tickets are available from here


An exclusive evening of personal refugee stories and Shakespeare in aid of the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

A host of British stars including multi-BAFTA nominee Stephen Fry, BAFTA winner Tom Riley, Charity Wakefield, Jimmy Akingbola, Susannah Fielding, Alex Lanipekun, Iain De Caestecker, Ashley Madekwe, Lucy Davis & our honored guest Jay Abdo and many more will gather to read extracts from Shakespeare’s plays, including Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, As You Like It, The Tempest & The Merchant of Venice - in response to real life refugee accounts. The refugee stories will take the form of video footage from the Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE exhibition & UNHCR.

100% of profits from the evening will go to the United Nations Refugee Agency.

The Collection: character of Claude most intriguing in visually stunning series

Amazon has promoted The Collection a tiny bit more on social media, and even shared the above new photo of Tom as Claude Sabine, with a bit of photoshopping for Valentine's Day this week. They also uploaded some (geo-blocked) video clips to You Tube from the show, and one on Twitter. 

Starfish: create your own cinema screening

OurScreen offers the chance for fans in the UK to create their own cinema screenings for favourite films, and that list includes Starfish. A number of cinemas around the country are participating, and if enough tickets are booked for the cinema screening created, it goes ahead. Check out details on the OurScreen website, and look for screening dates already created for Starfish.