Special Request #2

September 2017 Surprise Unwrapped!

An attempt to understand culture, Special Request is a London based contemporary arts and culture journal.


Four years after its first issue “Food”, the much awaited second issue focuses on the theme 'television'. The latest volume includes thoughts from when you are On Air, and a photo story on the misconstrued ideas of love due to sensationalism and romanticism in movies. Photography by Bruno Drummond and Mark Sethi, it features brilliant pieces by acclaimed writers including the likes of novelist Haruki Murakami, and short story writer Ben Loory.


Founder| Paul Sethi

Editors | Josh Jones & Paul Sethi

Publisher |Marc Sethi


The magazine’s unique identity is forged by its impeccable visuals thanks to the art expertise of brothers Marc and Paul Sethi. PRAJAKTA KAPOOR humorously highlights the plight of Indian television in ‘An Explosion in Porbandar’, while ‘The TV’ by BEN LOORY dwells into our inability to live the ideal life we long for.
ANTOINE DE CAUNES talks about the incubation and the eventual success of his show in ‘Eurotrash’ as LIDA HUJIC navigates the rise and the fall of MTV Europe.
Also in the issue; an investigation of the first ever Pirate TV Channel, rediscovery of the incredible first issue of the Baywatch Comic Book and recreation of some of TVs best loved drinks with the world’s best barman Ryan Chetiyawardana.

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