1Goodnight with Dolly. In this time of anxiety, and with many parents literally running out of ways to amuse the weans, our beloved Dolly Parton is here to help. Once a week she reads a bedtime story and sings a wee song. All the stories and songs have been picked by Dolly herself, as age and content appropriate for the moment. On Thursday the story is I Am A Rainbow. The back cataglogue of Dolly’s stories and songs is on her youtube channel:https://bit.ly/2yZI7wP

2Every Friday during lockdown the magnificent folks at the Gilded Balloon comedy club are providing a sofa set list streamed right to your front room. It’s a free event, although the the club asks you to pay what you want, if you can. One hundred per cent of money raised goes to the performers. Previous acts have included Jo Brand, Lou Sanders and Phil Nichol. It starts at 8pm and the link is right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRWgKJRdLnY

3Tune in to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel to watch Cats, the final musical of the YouTube series. It drops every Friday night and will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend.Lloyd Webber will be doing a live Q&A alongside this film of the stage show of Cats,with Elaine Paige in the lead role. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPt4kmecH0Q

4Tim Burgess’s Twitter listening party has been a godsend during lockdown. The Charlatans frontman (right) tweets in real time while his followers stream or play an album of his choice. Ask questions or share memories using the hashtag: #TimsTwitterListeningParty. 8pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. https://twitter.com/Tim_Burgess join in.

5The National Theatre at home is serving up a real treat on Thursday at 7pm. It’s the Young Vic’s A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillilan Anderson of X-Files fame. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJEpYaD3yTw

6Saturday Night Live at The Stand Comedy Club with your by now regular host Mark Nelson and his guests, who this week include Des Clarke, Greg Proops, a phone call with Kirsty Wark and the one and only Fred MacAulay. Always a brilliant night, it all kicks off on the Stand YouTube channel at 8:30pm. The event can be streamed for free, but if you can afford it bung a couple of pounds to the acts using the link given at the start of the stream. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QxGxL050-c&feature=youtu.be

7Wok from home? Nom, nom, nom …Get your fill of Wagamama’s pan-Asian delights through their new virtual cooking series, which features Wagamama chefs posting weekly videos on cooking dishes requested by the audience, which you can recreate in your own kitchen.Broadcast via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wagamama/