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  • Brain tickling with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens – plus why they support The Big Issue’s literacy campaign

Brain tickling with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens – plus why they support The Big Issue’s literacy campaign

Issue 1247

Brain tickling with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens – plus why they support The Big Issue’s literacy campaign

In this issue… Beauty, the Beast and the magic of books weave a unique spell in Disney’s new live-action fairytale. This week, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens tell The Big Issue about their life-long passion for libraries – and why they’re backing our #WhyBooksMatter literacy campaign.

Also this week: Harry Hill reflects on the golden piece of advice he was given by Bruce Forsyth on surviving in showbiz and why his new ITV hit Alien Fun Capsule makes a good case for saving the human race.

We meet Angus Carnie, who has come up with his own solution to Britain’s housing crisis that is literally rubbish. Yes, he built a one-bedroom cabin in Dundee from waste destined for landfill.

In his Letter To My Younger Self, actor Ralf Little discusses how The Royle Family changed his life, swapping medical school for a TV gamble, and his worry that he might never be a dad.

Columnist Damian Barr outs Disney. Where are all the positive gay characters, he asks?

And lots, lots more.