Hugh Bonneville, George Osborne and Clare Balding in this week’s Radio Times

Claudia Winkleman, Christopher Eccleston and Masterchef also feature in this week’s edition

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The new issue of Radio Times is here and there’s plenty to get excited about…

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– Hugh Bonneville, the W1A star, talks about taking the mickey out of the BBC – and tells us why there’ll be tears at the end of Downton

–  Christopher Eccleston looks at how he has moved on from Doctor Who and conquered his mid-life crisis

–  Newlywed Clare Balding on life as the happiest, hardest-working woman on television

–  The Masterchef finalists share where their passion for food came from, whilst the judges discuss whether the contestants can handle the heat

–  George Osborne talks about Game of Thrones, the future of the BBC and why satire is healthy.

–  Nick Clegg tells us why he wouldn’t rule out working with David Cameron again

–  Strictly presenters Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly defend their corner – but who do you think should win the Radio Times Audience Award?

–  The Falling director Carol Morley reveals her boozy past and her father’s suicide

–  Tracy-Ann Oberman on playing the original cougar Mrs Robisnon in a new radio production of The Graduate

–   Kirsty Lang talks about her love for Game of Thrones, and why she’s an Indian Summers fan

–   Writer and podcast addict Amanda Sawyer discusses her latest listens

And there’s plenty of bonus content in our iPad and iPhone edition:

A W1A gallery, a Radio Times photo shoot with Tracy-Ann Oberman and exclusive images of EastEnders Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright

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The new issue of Radio Times magazine is on sale from Tuesday 14th April, in shops and from newsstand for iPad or iPhone