Radio Times magazine: Graham Norton meets…Graham Norton!

Plus, Kevin McCloud's ultimate Grand Designs, meet the Great British Bake Off finalists, the Fresh Meat stars talk about their return to university, and much more...

“Why don’t you do something with your life that matters?”


“Why don’t you have any celebrity friends?”

“What will you do when you’re sacked from TV…?”

Chat show king Graham Norton gives himself a particularly stern grilling in this week’s issue of Radio Times, as we challenge the gregarious Irishman to pose himself five killer questions.

As well as this solipsistic interrogation, we also have a chat with Graham ahead of the return of The Graham Norton Show to find out a bit more about his life, career and aspirations for the future.

Also this week:

We profile The Great British Bake Off’s final four in an attempt to discover just who will rise to the occasion in the final, Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud joins us to pick out his top five builds from 100 editions of the show and we ask the stars of Fresh Meat just how true to life the student sitcom really is.

The chair of The Booker Prize judges Peter Stothard introduces this year’s shortlist and celebrates its intellectual heft, we meet the people who are fighting against cancer with the power of song, and James Cracknell discusses what life for Britain’s Olympians will be like now that the spotlight’s moved on.

Sarah Millican expresses her enthusiasm for new sitcom Hebburn, Alison Graham assesses Emmerdale at 40, War Horse writer Michael Morpurgo talks about the setting for new film Private Peaceful, and Eddie Mair tells the shocking truth about “The Radio 4 Three.”

It’s all in this week’s Radio Times, available now priced £1.40.