Radio Times Bias and Reliability Overview

Radio Times is a British weekly magazine with radio, TV and streaming listings, film reviews, entertainment interviews, sports and lifestyle articles. Founded in 1923 as a venture of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), it is now owned by the Immediate Media Company. The magazine and website is based in London and also has six regional editions covering England, Wales, Scotland and North Ireland. The magazine has a circulation of approximately 500,000 per issue, and the website records 14.2 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Radio Times in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Radio Times’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 39.73

Bias: 0.00

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Meet the cast of The Princess Switch: Switched Again, Netflix’s Christmas film sequel043
The Princess Switch: Switched Again soundtrack – all the songs from the Netflix sequel043.33
When is Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square on Netflix?044.67
How to watch the Alien and Predator movies in order041.67
EastEnders’ police plot is the perfect soap timebomb for Callum and Ben036.67
Full list of contestants, new arrivals - Radio Times046.67
Jamie Laing earns his highest Strictly score yet with street dance routine034
How to watch UFC 255 – live stream and TV channel for Figueiredo v Perez045
Meet Jamie Laing – Strictly Come Dancing 2020 contestant and Made in Chelsea star039.67
Meet Maisie Smith from EastEnders - Radio Times040.33
Line of Duty’s Martin Compston reveals filming has wrapped on “superb” season 6042
Caroline Quentin raises Strictly judges’ eyebrows as she licks Johannes during dance035.67
Strictly’s Motsi Mabuse makes special appearance as it’s confirmed she’ll return next week037.67
Exclusive – The Crown’s Gillian Anderson reveals nerves about debuting her Margaret Thatcher voice038.67
Great British Bake Off’s latest eliminated contestant “didn’t like the judging process”027