Radio Times magazine: 29 October-4 November 2011

The three Downton Abbey sisters face a grilling in this week's issue

We’re playing Abbey families in this week’s issue, talking to the three Crawley sisters from Downton. Well, we’re talking to Laura Carmichael, Jessica Brown Findlay and Michelle Dockery at any rate, finding out about their characters, their relationships with each other behind the scenes and whether or not they’re destined to find love and happiness in wartime England…


Also in the new RT:

Don’t miss our free pull-out guide to 75 years of television

Take the official audition test for Mastermind and find out if you could earn a place in the black chair

Fiona Bruce is on the trail of a newly discovered masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci

Learn about the missing father and teddy bear that inspired cross-dressing potter Grayson Perry

Meet Ashley Walters, a young actor whose CV includes rap, ballet – and a prison sentence

Find out how a radical change of diet helped to cure a seven-year-old of migraine

Minnie Driver’s full of praise for the teacher who inspired her to change her wild child ways

And Russell Howard talks to us about his comedy heroes: Billy Connolly, Eddie Izzard – and his own grandad


Next week in RTJulie Walters returns in The Jury…daddy’s girl Tamara Ecclestone on striking it rich…and Tom Hollander finds divine inspiration in Rev…On sale Tuesday 1 November.