Radio Times magazine: Steve Coogan, Katherine Kelly, Griff Rhys Jones and Lucy Worsley

The Alpha Papa star talks Alan Partridge, plus Mel Smith's comedy partner pays a touching tribute and Gardeners' World expert Rachel de Thame wants to swap wellies for dancing shoes

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“Ah-Ha!” “Back of the Net!” “Eat my cheese!” That’s right, we’ve got Steve Coogan aka Alan Partridge speaking exclusively in the new issue of Radio Times. The comedian behind Norwich’s most successful export tells Andrew Collins all about Alpha Papa, the Leveson Inquiry and the similarities between Partridge and Prime Minister David Cameron. 

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Also in this week’s Radio Times: 

We launch our 90th anniversary exhibition, opening on Friday 2 August at the Museum of London. Find out why the very first Doctor Who missed out on a Radio times cover in 1963 and how you can appear on the front of the magazine with a life-size Dalek for company… 

Mel Smith‘s Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones co-star Griff Rhys Jones pays a touching personal tribute to his colleague, friend and comedy soul mate, while TV historian Lucy Worsley reveals how Prince George has it easier than his royal ancestors. 

Ex-Corrie actress Katherine Kelly stars with David Morrissey in new crime drama, The Field of Blood. She tells Radio Times about her character, ruthless newspaper editor Maloney, and why she wants to become the first female Doctor.

Ahead of Channel 4’s new series of Southcliffe, we find out how the people of Hungerford feel about a drama depicting a local lad’s killing spree in his home town, plus presenter Justin Rowlatt goes undercover in Germany to compare their day-to-day living with life back home in Blighty. 

Gardeners’ World expert Rachel de Thame explains why she yearns to swap her wellies for dancing shoes, Sarah Millican sings the praises of Married to the Job, Alison Graham tuts at the inappropriate conduct of retired cops in New Tricks and you have your chance to vote for your favourite kid’s television show in our compilation of the greatest night of TV ever. 

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It’s all in this week’s Radio Times, available from Tuesday, priced £1.60.