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This claustrophobic new thriller comes with a covert message you won't be able to ignore

What happens when the inhabitants of a remote Scottish oil rig are suddenly cut off from outside world? The Rig, Amazon's big-budget, high-intensity new series is about to reveal all – in the most spine-chillingly eerie way possible. Terse relationships are revealed as the Kinloch Bravo crew, including conflicted communications officer Fulmer (Line Of Duty's Martin Compston), crew leader Magnus (Game Of Thrones' Iain Glen), and Rose, a steely oil company representative played by Schitt's Creek's Emily Hampshire, prepare to travel home. But then an unexplainable fog descends and a hauntingly sinister sense of chaos starts to take hold.

"Initially, you'll think you're settling into a Vigil-esque drama exploring the complex dynamics that develop in the rig's claustrophobia," says Stylist's editorial assistant Holly Bullock. "But an hour later, you realise you're in for something infinitely more shocking as the first episode reaches its foreboding climax. Spotlighting an often-untold side of Scottish industry – it's Amazon's first original series filmed exclusively in Scotland – The Rig has genuinely hair-raising moments aplenty (including a particularly odious twist for Fulmer), fascinating character dynamics that leap from jovial to hostile with unsettling ease and, ultimately, a climate crisis-focused message that feels neither preachy nor farfetched. Prepare to binge all six episodes hand over mouth in one breathless evening." Watch on Amazon Prime Video now

From skincare to sunglasses, make the most of the January sales with our favourite deals
Monki / £9
Leopard print long sleeve jersey top
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Set of four Diamond Dots linen napkins
Trying to not go out this month? Make your meals at home that bit more special with the help of these statement linen napkins – which are currently 50% off
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Beauty Pie / £185
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Le Specs / £30
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Whether you're dreaming of spring or are lucky enough to be escaping to some winter sun, a £30 saving on these chic sunnies makes them a no-brainer
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Beauty Pie / £55
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This must-watch docuseries is refreshingly honest on IVF struggles

Every once in a while a TV show hits our screens that has the power to shift something within us – and presenter Alex Jones' affecting new series deserves top billing on your new year watchlist this month. Alex Jones: Making Babies sees The One Show host swap the green sofa for scrubs as she gains a fertility assistant qualification and reports with searing honesty on the highs and lows of going through IVF at one of the busiest fertility centres in the UK. 

Our fertility journeys are both acutely personal and, in small ways, comfortingly universal, yet there is still a silence that surrounds trying for a baby – and this docuseries starts a refreshingly honest conversation about conceiving. As Alex bonds with couples undergoing a life-altering chapter at King's Fertility in London, we see it all: from the counting of embryos and the testing of fertility levels, to collecting eggs, injecting sperm to stimulate pregnancy and delivering news to the inspiring individuals. Alex had her own struggles getting pregnant with her second child and her work on the project ensures an unfiltered account of the reality of going through IVF. Airing weekly on W channel, with episodes available for catch-up on UKTV Play, this is essential viewing on a topic close to all our hearts – a must-watch this January.

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The Friday Five: what to put on your radar, from flared leggings to viral art exhibitions
In the latest of our occasional series, discover five things that have piqued our interest this week  

George Westren: On The Straight And Narrow
The works of the late George Westren – whose intricate, Bridget Riley-inspired geometric designs went viral last summer – are on display all month at Saatchi's Gallery's latest free exhibition. Until 25 January; free; King's Rd, London SW3

Flared leggings
Ankle-hugging leggings are officially taking a backseat in favour of flared styles. Channel Hailey Bieber while heading to the gym (or staying firmly put on the sofa) with designs from Uniqlo (£24.90) and Free People (£88).

Gaucho's Sustainable Supper Cub
Whether or not you're dabbling in Veganuary, Gaucho's plant-based supper club is not to be missed. Dishes include king oyster mushroom 'scallops' and brown sugar vegan meringue – with an optional drinks pairing for those not doing Dry January. Every Wednesday in January; £40; 60A Charlotte St, London W1T

Closet Confessions
Fans of author and journalist Candice Brathwaite and actress Coco Sarel will want to tune into this new podcast which sees the duo reveal their anonymous listeners' deepest darkest confessions. Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Stanley Quencher
Trying to hydrate more in 2023? This cult insulated water bottle holds over a litre of liquid – keeping drinks cold for 11 hours and hot for seven. If it's good enough for over 75 million TikTok users£49.14, amazon.co.uk

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