Radio Times magazine: 21-27 January 2012

New drama with Karen Gillan as 60s supermodel Jean Shrimpton plus Barry Norman's 101 Greatest Films of All Time

It’s her first big role outside Doctor Who and it’s earned Karen Gillan the cover of Radio Times: the actress and ex-model plays starry cover girl Jean Shrimpton in upcoming BBC4 drama We’ll Take Manhattan


Find out what it was like playing photographer David Bailey’s famous subject – and what it was like being photographed by David Bailey while doing it. Exclusive details of Gillan’s new drama and a fantastic set of pics are in the brand-new issue of RT, on sale now.

Also this week:

Don’t miss Barry Norman’s 101 Greatest Films of All Time, free in this issue: our film expert covers the very best thriller, romance, family, drama, comedy and war movies in the first of two special supplements

As the long-awaited TV version of Sebastian Faulks’s bestseller Birdsong comes to BBC1, star Eddie Redmayne reveals how the whole project gave him “the heebie-jeebies”

Miranda Hart talks about Call the Midwife and explains that it was always serious acting she wanted to do, not comedy – whereas co-star Jenny Agutter, who has always done straight acting, tells us why she’s often asked to go to science-fiction conventions but never will…

Magician Dynamo on why world champion boxer David Haye is scared of him – and why Richard Branson bows when they meet

Famed journalist and Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, writing exclusively for Radio Times, describes his debut acting role in Ralph Fiennes’s version of Coriolanus

Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton reports on her 500-mile trek to the South Pole for Sport Relief

There’s new comedy this week from The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding, who reveals who made him starstruck with just a wink and why he cries at Gok Wan


Next week in Radio Times… It’s part two of Barry Norman’s 101 Greatest Films of All Time…plus Miss Piggy on her life with Kermit as The Muppets return to the big screen…and Kirsty Young celebrates the 70th anniversary of Desert Island Discs… On sale Tuesday 24 January.