Radio Times magazine: New Tricks, Bill Turnbull, Max Irons and your greatest night of TV ever

Plus, Gabby Logan on sexism in television, Louis Theroux remembers Alan Whicker, Jeremy Bowen recalls his close shave in Cairo and Mary Beard investigates a fearsome Roman emperor

The Radio Times is 90 (yes, 90!) this September and we want you to help us celebrate by creating the best night of TV ever. After weeks of lively debate in the office, our team of writers and critics have compiled a shortlist of what we deem to be the best children’s, comedy, factual, drama and entertainment programmes, as well as the nation’s favourite newscaster and the greatest TV moment. Check it out in the latest edition of Radio Times and head to our online poll to have your say on the ultimate television schedule to be announced in a September issue of the magazine celebrating your choices and the absolute best in British broadcasting. 


Also in this week’s Radio Times:

The nation’s favourite cop show is back and we’ve got the cast of New Tricks, old and new, joining us for a chat. Hear what Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson and Nicholas Lyndhurst have to say about beating off competition from endless reality and talent shows and how it feels to be aped by Hollywood. 

Gabby Logan was one of the faces of last year’s Olympics. She talks to Radio Times about criticism she received for being too glamorous and why there have never been any breakthrough women at Sky Sports, plus we test your memory skills with our London 2012 quiz.

Louis Theroux pays tribute to Alan Whicker, the best documentary-maker of them all, meanwhile BBC breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull sets out to discover what it is that’s killing our nation’s bees. 

He’s currently gracing our screens as King Edward V in BBC’s period drama The White Queen – Max Irons reveals all about the films that make him blub and how he got used to walking around in a thong during his nerve-wracking sex scenes. 

Plus, Mary Beard investigates the Roman emperor with the fearsome reputation in Caligula, BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen recalls his close shave in Cairo, historian David Seker looks at the Industrial Revolution that provides a backdrop to The Mill and last year’s Celebrity MasterChef winner, Emma Kennedy, reveals her secrets. 


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