April began with BBC talent show The Voice reporting an impressive increase in ratings. Little did they know… the number of us tuning in to watch those swivelling chairs would soon start to drop alarmingly. Also met with less than favourable reception was Adam Sandler’s film Jack and Jill – the not-so-funny comedy was named the “worst movie ever” at the Razzies this month.
Doctor Who fans were also beside themselves to learn that Karen Gillian – better known as departed companion Amy Pond – had joined the world of Twitter. The 25-year-old star gained an impressive 45,000 followers in just 12 hours. (Eight months down the line she now has almost 221,000…)
And this was also the month RadioTimes.com became the unlikely battleground for supporters and opponents of the Bahrain government when the country’s foreign minister urged Bahrainis to vote against Al Jazeera documentary Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark on our Bafta poll. As a result the poll received an unprecedented 7.3 million votes and garnered press coverage across the world…
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