Michael Palin, Rebecca Front, Michelle Gomez and Idris Elba in this week’s Radio Times

Nick Hewer, Nigel Slater, Dr Atul Gawande and Dominic Sandbrook also feature in the latest edition

Another Tuesday, another exciting copy of Radio Times magazine. Here’s what’s inside this week…

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– Michael Palin on playing a lead role for the first time in 20 years – and how things are getting spooky

– Idris Elba talks about how his career and personal life were once in tatters, but then he found Luther – and a new killer part

– Rebecca Front and Michelle Gomez on their comedy inspirations

– Ben Elton talks time travel – and Michael Gove

– Nick Hewer reveals what he really thinks about this year’s Apprentice candidates

– Nigel Slater’s favourite cakes of all time – and his “perfect” birthday cake recipe

– Judy Murray on her ballroom blitz

– Tatler: TV cameras are going behind the scenes of Britain’s poshest magazine…

– Dr Atul Gawande is this year’s Reith Lecturer – and this American doctor may just know how to save the NHS…

– The Legacy: Missing The Killing? Meet the new Sofie Grabol…

– Dominic Sandbrook on how Star Wars changed his life

– Austin Mitchell MP on “poverty porn”

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

An exclusive Strictly Come Dancing backstage video of Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev

Photo Galleries of Idris Elba, the cast of Psychobitches and Michael Palin

The Apprentice: Special infographic celebrating 10 years

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The new issue of Radio Times magazine is on sale from Tuesday 18th November in the shops and on Newsstand for iPad or iPhone