Radio Times magazine: 25 February-2 March 2012

Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker talk Countryfile - plus don't miss part two of your free TV Walks supplement


Go wild in the country with Radio Times this week as we catch up with Countryfile presenters Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker. Julia talks candidly about becoming a mother for the first time aged 41 and Matt confesses that he only lasted in London for six months – “the urban me just doesn’t exist.”


Plus Julia’s favourite ramble features in part two of our free TV Walks pull-out, which explores locations of shows including Spooks, Sherlock and The Prisoner.

Also this week:

Historian and Labour MP Tristram Hunt quizzes Jeremy Paxman, the great interrogator, about his new series examining the legacy of the British Empire

Horizon presenter Michael Mosley explains how you can get fit in just three minutes a week

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has given up booze and drugs – and has never been busier

Jemima Harrison rocked the dog world in 2008 when she exposed cruelty to pedigree dogs – her new film has added bite

Barry Norman picked his top 100 movies – we asked you to choose the 101st. We take a look at some of your suggestions ahead of Barry’s final decision next week

Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse explains why we all need to learn to love science

Ann Widdecombe says she’s had enough of dumbing down

Film editor Andrew Collins looks forward to the Oscars

Whatever happened to dramas that illuminate the way we live, asks TV editor Alison Graham

Helen Baxendale reveals that Birdsong made her blush – and she’d rather sit in a field than wear sequins on Strictly…  


Next week in RT… Noel Gallagher says: “I’d do The X Factor for £1 million”…Kate Humble explains why she saved a farm from closure…and David Walliams on his epic Thames marathon… On sale Tuesday 28 February.