Review of the Year: February 2013

"It wasn't all silly news in Feb; Gemma Arterton told the world: 'I punched a tramp in the face because he grabbed my bum', American viewers were given a zombie apocalypse warning on TV, and RadioTimes.com scooped interview of the year with Stateside CBB superstars Speidi"

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Review of the Year: February 2013
Written By
Tim Glanfield

The month began with the shock news.  Firstly, middle-of-the-road eco-rockers Coldplay were crowned BBC 6Music listeners' favourite band (and definitely weren't just the band with the biggest Facebook group), and secondly, diving disaster Splash! was given a second series by ITV.

As Hollywood finally honoured Robert De Niro with handprints, Hollyoaks honoured former EastEnder Gillian Tailforth by giving her a job.

Culinary constant Delia Smith announced her retirement from TV and Channel 5 "retired" their under performing Dallas reboot to the graveyard slot, whilst Theo Paphitis said "I'm Out!" to BBC2's Dragons' Den after nine years.

The BBC gave another thumbs up to digital by announcing 40 hours of programming would premiere on iPlayer while Channel 4 gave the Paralympics in 2014 and 2016 a boost by buying up the broadcast rights.  

Aunty got a kick in the teeth from DW fans who voted recently axed Doctor Who Confidential their favourite BBC3 show in a poll celebrating the channel's 10th birthday while another British institution, James Bond, was honoured at the Bafta film awards, and TV favourite Mary Berry was crowned "pin-up" of the year.

But it wasn't all silly news in Feb; Gemma Arterton told the world: "I punched a tramp in the face because he grabbed my bum" , American viewers were given a zombie apocalypse warning on TV, and RadioTimes.com scooped interview of the year with Stateside CBB superstars Speidi.   

Comedy fans said goodbye to Good Life legend Richard Briers, who died at 79, while cartoon lovers bid a final farewell to Henry's Cat creator Bob Godfrey

There were few surprises when Steven Spielberg's award-bait movie Lincoln did well at the Oscars, but it was Ben Afleck's Argo that took home best film prize

And finally, Ricky Gervais revived David Brent for Comic Relief (before reviving him again on YouTube later in the year)... and the former face of BT Kris Marshall admitted he had stopped paying his bill and switched to Sky

It's good to talk, eh?


 


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