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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January

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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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

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July

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

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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

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September

Deaths, anniversaries – and news of Jimmy Savile’s dark past emerges…

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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

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November

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

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December

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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…

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