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

Review of the year 2012
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Scandal, plaudits and celebrity reality shenanigans as the year began - oh, and a certain BBC1 detective drama came back...


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 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...


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


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...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...