Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Smith and the stars of the Radio Times Olympics TV listings guide

Along with our team of sporting experts we’ve asked some of Britain’s best-loved screen stars which events they’ll be looking out for during the Games...

Actors and presenters are busy people, but even the biggest stars will be taking time out to watch the Olympics. Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and French and Saunders are among the celebs who told us what they’ll be tuning in for as part of our 72-page day-by-day guide to the Games (inside the Olympic issue of Radio Times magazine).


Find out why Dara O Briain‘s into women’s boxing, and Rob Brydon‘s partial to beach volleyball; why Dawn French and Alan Ticthmarsh love diving and how Jennifer Saunders is a showjumping fan.

Benedict Cumberbatch‘s exepriences on War Horse have made him a keen equestrian too, while Michael Parkinson‘s more of a rowing man and Julie Walters, Matt Smith, Bruce Forsyth and Sue Perkins all focus on athletics.

The Radio Times Olympics special is on sale now, featuring…


*Every day: The experts’ choices – what to watch and when
*Every sport: Listings for all 24 new BBC Olympics channels
*Every moment: All 16 days at a glance