It’s thrust Miranda Hart into the world of serious drama and provided the BBC with a runaway Sunday-night hit, so this week we meet the women whose stories inspired Call the Midwife and find out how closely the series reflects their lives and experiences.
Plus don’t miss our puzzles special, which includes nine new puzzles to enjoy, a jumbo crossword and the legendary Radio Times picture quiz – you could win you a home cinema system worth £1,000!
Also this week:
In a Bafta Film special, get Barry Norman’s verdicts on the new Brit Pack, featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Fassbender and a whole new wave of home-grown acting talent
Outnumbered’s Hugh Dennis explains why he’s proud to be (slightly) boring
Kevin Bridges tells his life story, from his Clydebank origins to his stand-up comedy success
Now that CBeebies and CBBC are ten years old, we celebrate a decade of the nation’s favourite child minders
Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent profiles three names to watch at the 2012 Games
Is it bye-bye to the babes? Hollyoaks is rethinking the roles it gives women
From first glance to second chance, film editor Andrew Collins takes a Valentine’s tour of movies to melt your heart
And funnyman Micky Flanagan confesses to his crush on Kirsty Wark
Next week in RT… Explore your favourite TV locations with the first of two 24-page TV walks specials, profiling locales from Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, Countryfile, Monarch of the Glen, The Darling Buds of May, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice, Inspector Morse and Last of the Summer Wine…plus we head back to 165 Eaton Place for the return of Upstairs, Downstairs… On sale Tuesday 14 February.