Radio Times magazine: 8-14 October 2011

Gary Barlow talks frankly about The X Factor, Take That and the women in his life

Gary Barlow’s boasting about the size of his ego in an exclusive, no-holds-barred interview with RT this week, which sees the X Factor judge holding forth on everything from his mum, obesity, depression to the future of Take That


Also this week:

Joanna Lumley’s your inspiring guide to the people and places that make Greece special

We’ve got a feast of Strictly Come Dancing, including Ann Widdecombe meeting her nemesis, judge Len Goodman, and insider gossip from our columnists Rory Bremner and Alex Jones

Ray Mears reveals what he loves – and hates – about Britain

Don’t miss our tribute to the late Dad’s Army co-writer David Croft

The Comic Strip, Channel 4’s legendary alternative comedy troupe, is back – and they’ve got Tony Blair in their sights

Grayson Perry is just one of our experts picking their favourite ceramic objects in the V&A’s collection

George Alagiah gives us a personal view of mixed-race Britain

And Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay reveals her fascination with Stephen Fry


Next week in RT
Lulu on how she’ll make you want to dance…We relive the comic genius of Monty Python…and Jamie Oliver on the public’s ambivalence to him…On sale Tuesday 11 October.