Season’s Greetings

Issue 1031

Season’s Greetings

Let Christmas commence! Hugh Bonneville, star of Downton Abbey and Twenty Twelve, gives us his personal take on Lord Grantham… Jamie Oliver writes an extended Letter to My Younger Self... and we go on set for the Christmas special recording of Mrs Brown’s Boys…

Also in this week’s magazine:

We hear from Ellie Simmonds, The One Show’s Alex Jones and Robert Macfarlane

Plus! Big Issue vendors who have turned their lives around… and we bring you the most iconic covers from streetpapers around the world

In our books round-up of the year, celebrities such as AL Kennedy, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Peter James and Francesca Simon, nominate their selection

As ever, there is the week’s cultural highlights in your area, Street Lights, competitions and much, much more!