Radio Times magazine: Michael Mosley on how to be happy, Rod Stewart, Sherlock and The Ashes

Rod Stewart on Mick Jagger, Shane Warne and Freddie Flintoff square up ahead of The Ashes, Jesse Eisenberg talks fame and Una Stubbs discusses playing Sherlock's Mrs Hudson

He brought us the 5:2 diet, teaching us how to get slimmer and fitter. Now Michael Mosley is unveiling his six-step plan to finding happiness. “Even though you know what you have to do in order to be cheerful and optimistic, it’s incredibly difficult to do it consistently,” he says in this week’s edition of Radio Times before laying out tips for retraining your brain to look for positivity. 

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Also this week:

Rod Stewart revives his rivalry with Mick Jagger as he talks sex, Scotland, marriage, a Faces reunion, hairstyles and the Queen. 

Ex-cricketers Shane Warne, Freddie Flintoff and commentator Henry Blofeld size up England’s chances against Australia ahead of cricket’s greatest rivalry, The Ashes, we give an eyewitness account of the first cameras allowed in a UK court during the recording of Channel 4’s ground-breaking new documentary, The Murder Trial, and actress Lesley Sharp asks why northerners are still victims of prejudice. 

Michellin-starred chef Richard Corrigan bids to make tasty family meals for just £1 a head, Radio Times columnist Sarah Millican explores the landscape of modern dating and we sit down for a chat with Hollywood star Jesse Eisenberg about fostering cats and his magical new film Now You See Me

Plus, Alison Graham discusses the talent and humility of Bradford-born illusionist, Dynamo, Director of the Proms, Roger Wright, sets the scene for this summer’s 119th season including a celebration of Doctor Who, Jenni Murray is proud to be a veteran of the industry and Una Stubbs talks Mrs Hudson and how Sherlock survives.

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It’s all in this week’s Radio Times, available from Tuesday, priced £1.60.