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English singer and songwriter Elvis Costello began his career in London’s pub rock scene...

The best of Elvis Costello & The Attractions playlist

We’ve made a playlist of some of the best love songs through the years,...

Epic Love Songs Playlist

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to revisit some of your old favourites and...

5 romantic films to revisit this Valentine’s Day

Oprah Winfrey is a cultural powerhouse – though her television show was most popular...

Oprah’s most inspiring moments
The best of Sir Rod Stewart playlist

With a career spanning more than six decades and more than 100 million records...

The best of David Bowie playlist

8 January is legendary singer David Bowie’s birthday – the iconic singer would be...

Silversurfers Book Club Winter 2019

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which...

The best of Christmas classics playlist

Get into the festive spirit with these classic Christmas songs. Whether you’re trimming the...

Classic Christmas films to watch with family

Few things make us feel more festive than curling up on the sofa to...

The Best of Queen Playlist

Queen is one of the most iconic rock bands of all time; the British...

The best of Supertramp

Formed in London in 1969, Supertramp’s progressive sound altered the genre of rock music...

The birth of the detective: Six surprising tools and techniques used for solving crimes in the 19th century

If you thought 19th-century innovations were limited to lightbulbs and steam engines, then think...

Get Ready for Stir-up Sunday

Love it or hate it, it’s unlikely you’ll make it through the festive season...

9 top authors reveal the titles on their Christmas wish lists

As the festive season approaches, there are so many new books to put on...

An unofficial ranking of all the food and drink in this year’s Christmas adverts

Sure, it might only be mid-November, but if you were to look at the...

The best of Lulu playlist

Scottish-born singer, actress and television personality Lulu turns 70 today and has been a...

Halloween-themed films for movie night

Halloween is here –and what better way to make the most of the season than...

A Twist of Fate

I began writing in 1999. I was fifty-four and I’d not written a story...

Happy Halloween Playlist

Ghosts and goblins come out to play this week for Halloween – whether you’re...

The best of Duran Duran

Formed in Birmingham in 1978, Duran Duran represented a new age of popular music...

Honouring the incredible true story of a friend’s flight to freedom during WW2

A chance encounter with a Polish immigrant in the 1980s triggered an unlikely chain...

Blue Peter’s 10 longest-serving presenters

There have been 37 official presenters of Blue Peter during its 60 years on...

James Bond Theme Song Playlist

Since Sean Connery made his debut as Bond in the first-ever 007 movie, Dr....

7 of the best books to boost your mental health this Autumn

From brain-training to brutally honest memoirs, Liz Connor shares her edit of the most...

Book Review: The Golden Spurs by David R. Ewens

It’s been nearly two years since David R. Ewens’ last book in the Frank...

Silversurfers Book Club Autumn 2018

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which...

Autumn Songs Playlist

Autumn is nearly here; with the nights drawing in and the equinox just around the...

The best of Michael Jackson playlist

Singer, songwriter, producer and dancer Michael Jackson is one of the most famous and...

Meet the class of 2018 ready for the Great British Bake Off!

A blood courier, a civil servant and house and techno DJ and a retired...

Join David and Helene in an adventure around the world

David and his wife Helene’s 10 month adventure around the world included 15 countries...

The best of Madonna playlist

Madonna Louise Ciccone – best known simply as Madonna – has been pushing the...

The best of Aretha Franklin playlist

Known as the Queen of Soul, the incomparable Aretha Franklin’s voice is recognised all...

How to make reading a daily ritual

Book-loving Brits have been turning to Bookchoice to get back into the groove. Now...

The best of the Rolling Stones

With more than 40 years of music to choose from, we’re sharing one of...

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