Cilla Black, Andrew Scott and Jenna Coleman in this week’s Radio Times magazine

Crimewatch, Kirsty Young, Andrew Graham-Dixon and Smokey Robinson are among those featured in the new issue

Inside this week’s Radio Times…


– Cilla Black on fame, family and why she would have entered the X Factor – and won it

– The RT guide to the referendum – Allan Little, John Curtice, plus what the result means for the BBC

– Jenna Coleman on whether she’s going to leave Doctor Who

– Andrew Scott goes from evil Moriarty in Sherlock to starring in a film dubbed the new Billy Elliot

– As Crimewatch hits 30, Kirsty Young reflects on her attitudes to crime – and interviewing the McCanns

– Antiques expert Hilary Kay recalls an encounter with a very special Roadshow visitor – the Queen

– Don’t Stop the Music star James Rhodes has serious plans for your musical instruments

– Dave Gorman remembers when game shows gave away speedboats as prizes

– Motown legend Smokey Robinson has some advice for Justin Bieber

– Can an English club win the Champions League? asks Sky Sports’ Alan Smith

– Andrew Graham-Dixon on three great war artists – David Bomberg, Walter Sickert and Paul Nash

– Eddie Mair on being in a spin over M&S’s mango madness

And, in Your RT, the exciting new section devoted to books, travel and food, Rick Stein on making fish with a Spanish twist, a guide to the detective trail of Mr Whicher and Sophie Hannah on writing a brand-new Poirot

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

– Doctor Who’s Greatest Companions: 46-page supplement, as voted for by RT readers

– Andrew Scott: exclusive photo gallery of the Sherlock star from RT’s archives

– Would I Lie to You?: gallery from RT’s exclusive shoot

– Cilla: preview gallery

– The Great Fire: behind-the-scenes gallery


The new issue of Radio Times magazine is on sale from Tuesday 9 September in the shops and on Newsstand for iPad or iPhone