Meet the stars of Call the Midwife, Peaky Blinders and Endeavour at the Radio Times Festival

Period drama fans are in for a treat at the inaugural Radio Times Festival this September

If you’re partial to a period drama, we have some dates for your diary: from 24th to 27th September a host of famous faces will descend on The Green at Hampton Court Palace for the inaugural Radio Times Festival. The cast and crew of your favourite costume dramas will be in attendance to answer your questions, share on-set secrets and reveal how their shows are put together…


Wolf Hall (Friday 25th September – 5:30pm)

Hilary Mantel’s magisterial books, a multimillion-pound budget and the cream of acting talent produced this masterpiece. Series producer Peter Kosminsky discusses the making of the epic. 

Call the Midwife (Saturday 26th September – 6:30pm)

Few shows grip the nation like this drama. Jenny Agutter lifts the lid on the next series, alongside co-star Emerald Fennell, executive producer Pippa Harris and writer Heidi Thomas.  

Peaky Blinders (Saturday 26th September – 8:30pm)

Audiences were enthralled by this incredible portrayal of the 1920s criminal underworld. Meet the show’s star Cillian Murphy, who appears alongside the creator, writer and director Steven Knight. 

Grantchester (Sunday 27th September – 2:30pm)

James Unchie, the bestselling author of The Granchester Mysteries, is joined by the fantastic team behind the camera as they talk about adapting his books for TV.  

Poldark (Sunday 27th September – 3:30pm)

Unquestionably the smash of the year. Hear the inside story from the series’ executive producers Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer, plus writer Debbie Horsfield. And Andrew Graham (son of Winton Graham, author of the novels) will be talking about his father’s work. Leading cast members to be announced.

Endeavour (Saturday 26th September – 1:00pm)


Join Shaun Evans, star of The Inspector Morse prequel, and Damien Timmer, the show’s producer, as they discuss breathing life back into a national treasure. 

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