What’s inside the legendary Radio Times Christmas double issue 2015?

From the Downton Abbey finale to a brand new episode of Sherlock and Harrison Ford back in the new Star Wars to the legend Sir David Attenborough… it's that time of year once again


Are you ready to start squabbling over who watches what and when in your house this year?


You should be, because the Radio Times Christmas double issue is here to brighten this impossibly well lit time of year even more than humanly possible. 

So what can you read in our fit to bursting edition this year?

We’ve got you covered for all of your television, radio and film needs over this festive fortnight. 

Buckle yourself into your sleigh – and get your highlighters ready – this is one long nice list!

David Beckham tells us why he prefers watching rugby to football

Sir David Attenborough on breaking records at nearly 90

Kara Tointon talks taking on her idol Julie Andrews’s role as Maria in The Sound of Music

The ballet effect on the nation with Darcey Bussell

Christmas 1960s style with Call the Midwife 

Something for the children with the story behind Stick Man, how to make your own Shaun the Sheep and David Walliams’s Billionaire Boy

Go back in time with Dad’s Army and Dickensian

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch get Victorian in the eagerly awaited Sherlock Christmas Special

Wedding bells all round with EastEnders stars Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer

Explore Christmas in space with astronaut Tim Peake and Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi

Harrison Ford talks the return of Star Wars

An alternative review of 2015 with Eddie Mair

Jack Whitehall on why he stands for The Queen’s Speech

All Kylie Minogue wants for Christmas

Why the Right Rev Nick Baines thinks we should put down our phones at this time of year

And Then There Were None – a look at the star-filled version of Agatha Christie’s mystery 

The women of The Archers channel Calendar Girls and strip off this year for Christmas

Mo Farah on Christmas in America, his hunger for another gold medal and his new son

And finally, the confessions of award-winning TV addict Alison Graham

You could also be in with the chance of winning a Stick Man goody bag!


Have a mince pie on us, you’ve earned it. 

The legendary Radio Times Christmas double issue is on sale nationwide now