Radio Times magazine: 18-24 February 2012

We look forward to the return of blockbuster Upstairs Downstairs - plus don't miss your free TV Walks supplement


Costume drama returns to BBC1 this Sunday night with the new second series of Upstairs Downstairs. We talk to stars Ed Stoppard and Jean Marsh in the latest issue of RT and find out how the show managed to escape the shadow of Downton Abbey.


Plus don’t miss the first of our collectable pull-out-and-keep TV Walks supplements free in this week’s magazine. Packed with pictures, information and maps, this guide gives you the ultimate lowdown on TV locations from Pride and Prejudice and Doctor Who to Inspector Morse and Cranford.

Also this week:

The Sisters of St John the Divine explain their love of Call the Midwife – after all, it’s their story

We chart the whirlwind rise to stardom of Grammy-award-winning and Brit Award nominee Adele, the south-London lass with the golden voice

Melvyn Bragg debates the class system, anger, hairstyles – and man hugs

We meet Damian Lewis, the British star of Barack Obama’s favourite TV show, Homeland, which is being hailed as the new 24

Jenni Murray meets Watson & Oliver, the comedy duo with a difference – they’re women

We speak to a group of venerable actors, including Judi Dench and Bill Nighy, to find out the secret of acting your age

Former nurse and lads’ mag pin-up Abi Titmuss is going straight – and guest-starring in Casualty

Eddie Mair’s celebrating the leap year by drinking special Chinese tea

Alison Graham lays out the plans for her fantasy TV channel

And Robert Webb describes the TV shows that make him ill – and embarrassed for Britain


Next week in RT… Don’t miss part two of our guide to TV locations…and Ronnie Wood on becoming a TV star – aged 64… On sale Tuesday 21 February