Strictly Come Dancing, Helen Mirren and Mary Berry in this week’s Radio Times women’s issue

Olivia Colman, Miranda Hart, Julie Walters, Mary Beard and Sue Vertue are among those featured in the RT women's power list inside the latest edition...


Inside this week’s Radio Times Women’s Issue… 


– Claudia and Tess are striking a blow for women – and breathing new life into Strictly Come Dancing

– Helen Mirren on why she owes everything to a bowl of spaghetti

– Allison Pearson heralds a golden age for women in TV. Plus, Alison Steadman, Emilia Fox and more discuss their life on screen

– Mary Berry discovers her baking roots- and reveals why she doesn’t want to live to be 100

– Jeremy Paxman laments the loss of TV satire

– Ben Miller’s Doctor Who diary is filled with secrets, sword fights and leather tassels

– Barry Norman pays tribute to Richard Attenborough

– Lynne Truss explains why she’s been putting words in the mouths of tadpoles. spiders and snails

– In the Club star Tara Fitzgerald on why she loves watching herself in Game of Thrones

– Invictus Games – Prince Harry’s military “mini olympics” 

– Jeremy Vine on how his anxiety dream came true

– Dave Gorman on the real point of daytime antique shows

– Alison Graham on why she loves a tricky TV quiz – and why she hates to lose

– Art historian Alistair Sooke on John Constable’s seaside renaissance

Plus, as part of the Radio Times Women’s Issue, we’ve compiled the RT Powerlist – from Olivia Colman to Mary Beard, don’t miss our pick of the top 30 most powerful women in TV and radio

And, excitingly, this week’s edition of Radio Times brings you the launch of Your RT – an exciting new section devoted to books, travel and food. This week includes Professor Alice Roberts on how her baby inspired her new book, presenter Gino D’Acampo on his secret Italy and chef Lorraine Pascal’s Thai chicken salad

Plus, plenty of exciting bonus content on our Newsstand issue including… 

– an exclusive backstage video and gallery of our photo shoot of Strictly hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman

– an episode preview gallery of Robot of Sherwood plus a 2005 archive interview with Mark Gatiss

– An expanded gallery of Countryfile’s Calendar contestants

– Mary Berry’s baking masterclass photo story


The new issue of Radio Times magazine is on sale from Tuesday 2 September in the shops and on Newsstand for iPad or iPhone