Radio Times Christmas cover 2013 revealed

Readers can claim a free* Sherlock book, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, when they buy this year's bumper Christmas magazine

You know Christmas has arrived when the Radio Times Christmas issue goes on sale… 


And with just one day to go until it starts appearing in shops, we can reveal that this year’s cover features Father Christmas and one of the nation’s favourite snowy friends.

But there’s an extra treat in store this year. When our bumper edition goes on sale on Saturday 7 December (it will be available across the country by 11 December), not only will it be crammed full of the most essential Christmas TV, film and radio – it will also give you the chance to claim a free* book…

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is essential reading for any Sherlock fan this Christmas. Why? Because among its 13 stories is The Adventure of the Empty House – the tale that inspired Sherlock’s New Year’s Day return story, The Empty Hearse. 

For more on that – including co-creator Steven Moffat’s interview with the star of the show, Benedict Cumberbatch – plus 280 pages of the very best festive films, TV and radio, look out for your copy of the Radio Times Christmas issue…

The Radio Times Christmas double issue goes on sale from Saturday 7 December 2013 in London and the south and will become available nationwide by Wednesday 11 December

*£1.99 postage