This was the month when we welcomed into our lives some long lost Doctor Who episodes - and Danny Dyer became the Queen Vic's new landlord. But don't mention The Fifth Estate's box office figures to Benedict Cumberbatch....
This was the month when the return of (drum roll) The Clangers was announced. But for most of our readers (and for all Doctor Who fans) it will be best remembered as the month when RadoTimes.com revealed that recently recovered Patrick Troughton Doctor Who episodes were to be made available for the first time in nearly five decades.
There was excitement of an altogether more cockernee complexion when it was revealed – Bleedin ‘eck, lawks alive etc. – that Albert Square’s Queen Vic was to get a new guv’nor. Yes, October opened with news that the star of The Football Factory Danny Dyer was being recruited by Easties’ bosses to play Shirley Carter’s younger brother Mick – a patriot, we were informed, with a dog.
Elsewhere in showbiz world, the John McCririck tribunal continued to throw up embarrassing revelations for Channel 4, not least the fact that it wanted to use Gok Wan (yes, Gok Wan) in its racing coverage. McCririck, 73, later lost his action.