Speaking of Sherlock, this was the month when the stars of Elementary – the American series, erm, inspired by the BBC’s Conan Doyle update – started defending the show’s existence ahead of its first trailer appearing online, and a full five months before the series would debut on TV.
Though we started making records of our own during May when, thanks to our friends in Bahrain and Sri Lanka, our attention-grabbing Bafta poll began to gather steam. It began the month with 330,000 votes, then half a million two days later (which prompted a response from Arabic news channel Al Jazeera), before heading above 1.3 million and ending up over 7 million and making headlines in likes of the Guardian.
Though if Moyles was bothered by his ratings woes he didn’t let it show, unlike Fun Lovin’ DJ Huey Morgan, who had a bit of a melt-down on Twitter after being passed over for a Sony Radio Academy Award.
Britain’s Got Talent rounded out another series with its first non-human winner, Pudsey the dog, and elsewhere on ITV, we learned the identities of the broadcasting duo who would end up permentantly replacing Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley on the Daybreak sofa: Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones.
Channel 4 announced its innovative but ultimately ill-fated celeb-staffed charity/reality hybrid Hotel GB, and the broadcaster also served up one of the year’s most intriguing documentaries in the form of Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys.
The country’s annual bout of Eurovision fever came later in the month, and Engelbert Humperdinck fanned the flames when he waxed enthusiastic about his chances of winning the contest to RT. Pity he’d end up coming almost dead last in the end…