Radio Times magazine: Nick Park on Wallace & Gromit’s first night at the Proms

Plus knit your own Usain Bolt, top chefs reveal their favourite TV dinners, Sarah Millican on what she's learned from TV and much, much more

“Gromit likes certain composers – Poochini and Bark…”


So says Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, who’s on hand this week and talking to us about what led to his claymation creations’ upcoming debut at the BBC Proms. He also explains how the diminutive duo will actually appear in front of the Albert Hall’s packed audience on the night, despite being only six inches tall…

Also this week:

The top chef judges of this year’s Roux Scholarship cookery competition tell us what they eat on their days off and we profile world-class Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, as well as giving you the lowdown on how to knit your own doll of the fleet-footed runner.

Lauren Samuels, Aoife Mulholland and Samantha Barks reveal how missing out on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s prize TV roles didn’t hamper their careers, Bettany Hughes and Michael Buerk prove that you could unearth treasure in your own back garden and Gaby Hinsliff asks if Britain is ready for a new trend in American childcare: bringing the kids to work.


Footballer David Preece wonders why there are so few black managers involved in the beautiful game, Perry Fenwick AKA EastEnder Billy Mitchell discusses his fears about carrying the Olympic torch, Sarah Millican enthuses about the lessons she’s learnt from TV over the years and Sue Perkins discusses her soft spot for Jeremy Clarkson. It’s in all the new issue of Radio Times, available now priced £1.40.