Benedict Cumberbatch stars in three art-inspired Radio Times covers

Cumberfans rejoice - the Sherlock star features in three masterpieces available from a newsagent near you this week

We all know Benedict Cumberbatch is a great artist of stage and screen but it turns out he also makes a pretty good work of art in his own right…


The Oscar-nominated actor is the star of not one, not two but three different Radio Times covers this week, each with a stylistic nod to a famous painter – Rembrandt, Andy Warhol and Van Gogh. You can collect all three at a newsagent near you from Tuesday 17th February.

Each magazine comes with four free postcards on which to paint or draw your own masterpiece. For a chance to win £500 in art materials and see your work exhibited at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, enter your postcards in The Little Painting Challenge – a competition for viewers of The Big Painting Challenge, which begins this Sunday on BBC1.

Take a closer look at the covers in all their glory below…


Pick up all three Cumberbatch covers, on sale from Tuesday Each magazine features four free postcards to enter our great art challenge for a chance to see your work in a real exhibition