The Queen’s home movies, Making a Murderer and Helen Mirren in this week’s Radio Times

Ben Miller, Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and 5 Live's Young Commentator of the Year also feature in in the brand new issue


In this week’s Radio Times, we take a look at the Queen’s home movies in advance of Elizabeth at 90, a collection of Her Majesty’s very own homemade films.


The Queen may have spent her life in front of the camera, but how good is she behind one? Pick up a copy of this week’s Radio Times, in shops and on the Apple Newsstand from Tuesday 12 April.

Also in this week’s Radio Times…

  • Dame Helen Mirren opens up about working with Alan Rickman, using Tinder and why she’s tired of being called sexy
  • Ben Miller left Death in Paradise to save his marriage. Now he wants to save the romcom genre
  • Help design the special Radio Times cover celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday. We tell you how inside.
  • TV adventurer Steve Backshall and Olympic rower Helen Glover get competitive when we ask the power couple which one is tougher
  • The people behind Making a Murderer talk about the making of the true-crime series that became a Netflix hit
  • You know him as the tireless butler Mr Carson: but back before Jim Carter was in Downton Abbey, he was… a mod. We reveal the surprising story
  • With elephants in captivity living only half as long as those in the wild, presenter Liz Bonnin asks if we should just close down zoos
  • Radio 5 Live is looking for the Young Commentator of the Year. Do you have what it takes?