See Benedict Cumberbatch as this week’s Radio Times cover star

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This week we’re celebrating British acting talent ahead of the Olivier Awards, and who better to represent the best of British on our front cover than Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Read Danny Boyle’s thoughts on the Sherlock star here.

We’ve commissioned arch thespian Simon Callow to write us a piece about the work of actors on both stage and screen. Plus we’ve a raft of exclusive interviews with the Olivier nominees including Callow, Celia Imrie, Patrick Stewart, Lindsay Duncan, Mark Gatiss and Eve Myles, and exclusive photos shot by Charlie Gray too.

But if you’re more interested in history than the stage, we’ve got you covered as well: Mary Beard’s on hand to discuss the sites that show how ordinary Romans lived, Titanic survivors tell their stories of the notorious maritime disaster and we reveal the moving story of the last man executed at the Tower of London.

And that’s not all – we’ve also got a guide to the best of Italian cuisine from those two greedy Italians Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo, an interview with mod legend Paul Weller, a bundle of head-scratching maths puzzles from Dara O’Briain, and sex therapist Pamela Stephenson tells us a thing or two about Billy Connolly’s banjo. 

Add the fact that we’re giving away 3000 tickets to see Ewan McGregor’s new film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and you’ve got one heck of an entertainment package, and all for just £1.40.

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Your new Radio Times is available to buy from Tuesday 10 April.