Jonathan Creek, Matthew McConaughey and Beckham’s barber in this week’s Radio Times

Plus, Anna Chancellor, Maxine Peake, Ross Kemp and details of Girls, Game of Thrones, True Detective and much, much more...

Watch out, Sherlock. Jonathan Creek pairing Alan Davies and Sarah Alexander are back on our screens, gracing the cover of this week’s Radio Times. We’re certainly excited so to celebrate we caught up with the QI panellist to hear all about returning to play the maverick magician-turned-detective, playing the fool and why he’s returning to stand-up.


And while we’re on the subject of comedy, we’ve also got the rather terrific Anna Chancellor chatting about anything and everything – more specifically, her wild young years, old age sex and the third series of Pramface. 

All the stars were in town for the Bafta Awards last night but one noticeable absence was Dallas Buyers Club’s Matthew McConaughey. Fear not, we’d already snagged him for an interview to discuss his dramatic weight loss and dark new Sky series True Detective. And in keeping with the Hollywood theme, Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush stopped by for a chat about his new flick The Book Thief and why he’ll never ditch Australia for LA. 

Celebrity hairdresser Alain Pichon has styled an A-Z of celebrity coiffures including David Beckham – he tells us why it’s Queen of Pop Madonna who has the best hair of all. Meanwhile, Bill Giles predicts an end to the recent wet weather but warns of a future of stormy winters and hot summers during the decades to come. 

Delve further into this week’s pages and you’ll find journalist Max Hastings and historian Niall Ferguson going head-to-head on whether Britain was right to enter the Great War, Baroness Neuberger – Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue – debating forgiveness and Lyn Miles recalling her experience of raising a baby orangutan as a human child.

We’ve also got chats with Extreme World’s Ross Kemp, Silk’s Maxine Peake and inches from our regular columnists Sarah Millican, Alison Graham and Eddie Mair. 

And as if all that wasn’t enough, we’ve prepared a handy supplement packed full of details of the scores of exciting shows set to premiere on Sky in the coming months – we’re talking Game of Thrones, True Detective, Girls, The Smoke, Mr Sloane and Hannibal. Exciting stuff.

ALL that is available for your perusing pleasure from tomorrow, Tuesday 18 February. Enjoy!