ISSUE 1306

Jump right in with Benedict Cumberbatch

It’s bath time with Benedict Cumberbatch as he talks money, debauchery and drugs.

His new drama might be an enticing prospect but he tells The Big Issue it cuts to the heart of a rotten class system.

Also this week…

  • LA’s homeless population might see the streets as their lowest point but one remarkable judge has used a trailblazing running programme to turn the pavements into a pathway for recovery
  • In 2008 Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge intending to take his own life when a stranger saved him by stopping to talk. Now an award-winning campaigner he says Coronation Street’s suicide storyline
  • The football Homeless World Cup got the ball rolling by using sport to offer a hand up across the globe. Now, Homeless Rugby wants to pick up the idea and run with it