To flick through the covers of Radio Times over the past 90 years is to watch a popular history of Britain unfold. Royal weddings and funerals that mark out our age. Momentous events. The outbreak of war and peace, Moon landings and even a victorious World Cup. Household names being created, stars being born. The hopeful new show that turns out to be the one that defines a decade.
All grace the cover of Radio Times. Radio Times is Britain’s bestselling quality magazine – and it has been since the first issue appeared in 1923 – at its peak selling more than 11 million copies each week. Through the radio age, the birth of colour TV and the 21st-century explosion of digital channels, Radio Times has innovated and prospered. Along the way it has showcased the finest illustrators and photographers. The likes of Eric Fraser, Edward Ardizzone, Nick Park, Bailey, Patrick Lichfield and Snowdon have all created remarkable images for Radio Times – helping to create unforgettable magazine covers that resonate today.