Jeremy Irons, Ben Whishaw and Tom Hiddleston grace our cover this week as three of Shakespeare’s best-known kings, and we preview the four-part series of adapations of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II, and Henry V.
Also this week:
• Christopher Eccleston tells us about stepping into his discomfort zone for his latest role as an unlikely hero in the gripping new thriller, Blackout.
• There’s new comedy on Sky1, with Sally Phillips playing a high-flying City banker who has to move back in with her Parents after hitting a financial rough patch.
• Falling Skies returns, and we quiz Noah Wyle on what happened when he went up in that space ship at the end of series one.
• Jamie Oliver is cooking al fresco, showing us how to create truly mouth-watering dishes in the great outdoors.
• Illusionist Dynamo is back with a new series of dazzling tricks, performed at stunning locations all over the world.
All this, plus a preview of this year’s Tour De France, Nigel Havers revisiting his Chariots of Fire role, Philip Glenister revealing an unexpected flair for cookery, Russell Brand talking rhubarb, and Alex Polizzi delving into the world of naturists. And we’ve got our weekly round-up of the best new films, the biggest stories in your favourite US dramas, and the latest from the world of soaps.
Plus, TV&Satellite Week now lists EVEN MORE channels – we’ve added new channel 4Seven and, due to popular demand, CBS Reality, DMAX, Quest and SonyTV. We listen to our readers!