In this week’s issue, we’re celebrating the return of Downton Abbey with a special gatefold cover and cavalcade of exclusive interviews and pictures.
The drama’s creator Julian Fellowes tells us what to expect in the second series, and the Downton stars reveal their favourite TV shows…
Also this week:
After a decade of mayhem and death in Spooks, the spy drama is going out with a bang. We chat to star Peter Firth, who picks out his top ten Spooks moments…
Jane Lynch, aka Glee’s hardline cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester, reveals her softer side
RT’s Tim Dowling finds out from the Antiques Roadshow experts whether his treasured old banjo is worth a fortune
Mark Kermode on the joys of proper cinemas, not multiplex sheds
The creator of “constructed reality” makes her case for the existence of shows like Made in Chelsea on TV
Nigel Slater’s on hand with some cookery advice, insisting that it’s fine to mix and match flavours
We check out Fresh Meat, a new comedy starring Inbetweener Joe Thomas
A teacher delivers his verdict on new fly-on-the-wall documentary Educating Essex
Justin Webb on why politicians should travel by train
And Chris Addison reveals that his comedy heroes are Eric Morecambe and the bloke from Gigglebiz
Next week in RT: don’t miss your free double-sided spinosaurus poster…and Strictly Come Dancing gets serious… On sale Tuesday 20 September.