Review of the year 2012

Re-live the Olympics, Diamond Jubilee, presidential election and more in our round-up of the past 12 months in the entertainment world

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Review of the year 2012
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January

Scandal, plaudits and celebrity reality shenanigans as the year began - oh, and a certain BBC1 detective drama came back...

February

Celebs seemed to be letting the winter blues get the better of them, but the nation sought sweet relief in a dearth of returning series, and a well-timed announcement from a certain flamed-haired fox...

March

March began to melt the wintry ice, but not enough to save the Titanic from its inevitable demise, while Tulisa was unprepared for some disasters of her own...

April

Julian Fellowes's Titanic sunk, Doctor Who's Karen Gillan joined the Twittersphere and RadioTimes.com found itself at the centre of a Bahraini debate

May

We stirred up a hornet's nest in the middle east, a dog won Britain's Got Talent - and the the world learned the name of the Doctor's new companion...

June

The nation geared up for a summer of sport, you decided that Weeping Angels are scarier than Daleks, and George W Bush's decapitated head caused controversy for Game of Thrones

July

Technical innovations, Olympic hysteria and Lara Pulver on filming Sherlock naked...

August

London 2012 united the nation, Vertigo was named the best film of all time and we watched the Paralympics kick off with a bang

September

Deaths, anniversaries - and news of Jimmy Savile's dark past emerges...

October

Bond and The Beatles turned 50, the BBC hit crisis-point, Strictly and X Factor kicked off their head-to-head and Felix Baumgartner leapt from space

November

The BBC gets a new DG, Barack Obama returns to the White House - and Rowan Atkinson revives Edmund Blackadder

December

In the final chapter of 2012 the X Factor and I'm A Celebrity ran their courses, a royal baby was announced and a certain cycling Brit-pop throwback won a very big prize...