What’s inside the Radio Times Christmas double issue 2017?

14 days of comprehensive listings, the best on-demand television, over 4,500 films rated, plus interviews with the stars, features on the biggest festive shows - and your chance to claim a free Paddington book

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It’s Christmas! And that means it’s time to pick up your indispensable guide to this year’s festive TV – the legendary Radio Times Christmas double issue…


But what’s inside? To help you navigate the seasonal schedules, you’ll find 14 days of comprehensive listings teeming with terrific radio and telly – from Call the Midwife to Doctor Who, the League of Gentlemen to Little Women – plus our guide to the best on-demand television to keep you entertained over the winter break, including Netflix, Amazon and BBC iPlayer.

We’ve also given you star ratings for over 4,500 films on air over Christmas and our experts have picked out the best of the bunch ready for you to circle with your trusty highlighter pens.

And our pages are packed with the biggest stars on TV, including interviews with comics Miranda Hart, David Walliams, Dawn French and Steven Coogan, Call the Midwife and Little Women writer Heidi Thomas, Christmas Strictly stars Judy Murray and Jeremy Vine and sci-fi hero Mark Hamill – plus features on departing Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, the Victoria Christmas special, period drama The Miniaturist, the Brannings’ big EastEnders Christmas and Mrs Brown’s Boys.

Plus, claim your FREE Paddington book!

So, what are you waiting for – 292 pages filled with listings and features to make your Christmas, ready to get stuck into.


The Radio Times Christmas double issue is on sale nationwide now. Christmas has well and truly begun!

Radio Times Christmas Issue