Radio Times magazine: 31 December 2011-6 January 2012

Celebrate the new year with Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Steven Moffat - and free books!

What better to follow up the Doctor Who Christmas special than a new episode of Sherlock, which returns to BBC1 on New Year’s Day? Very little, we reckon. 


So in the new issue of Radio Times we’re ringing in 2012 with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Steven Moffat, who join us to talk about the new series and the show’s literary origins.

And if that wasn’t enough Sherlock for your buck, we’re also giving away three exclusive Radio Times book editions of some of the Baker Street detective’s most famous cases, with the first of three collectable tokens included in the new magazine…

Also this week:

We chat to Ruth Jones about life after Gavin & Stacey, celebrity dilemmas – and her new comedy series, Stella

Fancy learning to cook like a Michelin-starred chef? Heston Blumenthal presents seven simple secrets to change the way you cook for ever

John Thaw’s daughter, Abigail, gives her verdict on the Morse prequel, Endeavour

Adrian Lester explains why he’s leaving the frustration of being a black actor in Britain behind and hustling to make it big in Hollywood

We’re giving you the chance to win a year at the theatre and be part of the judging panel at the Olivier Awards

Star of new BBC1 drama Public Enemies Daniel Mays looks back on his career, which began with a bit part in EastEnders

Seen somewhere exotic on TV you’d like to visit? Our pull-out supplement will tell you how to stay at destinations from your favourite shows

Test your general knowledge with our brain-teaser-packed quiz of the year

It’s the end of an era – EastEnders’s Pat Evans, aka Pam St Clement, is hanging up her earrings for good

Our critics share their thoughts on the 40 best programmes from 2011

And the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, says he’ll go wild at the Olympics


Next week in Radio Times…Andrew Marr interviews David Hockney…and there are four free art postcards for every reader…On sale Tuesday 3 January.