Stuart Manning’s Doctor Who Radio Times retro poster collection went on sale after swathes of interest from fans on Twitter while our resident Tolkien experts watched the new Hobbit film and decided there were a whole eight reasons why the Hobbit trilogy is worse than The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Emmerdale’s Belle Dingle plunged from the roof of the village’s cricket pavilion, but on a jollier note, Nick Frost met up with Santa Claus in Finland to try and get some insight into the man ahead of his Doctor Who Christmas special.
Talking of villains, Lord Sugar got mean when The Apprentice candidate Felipe sourced the wrong type of skeleton. “You are taking the p*** aren’t you? You are having a laugh with me now aren’t you? That is not a bleeding skeleton. Someone must think they’re being clever.”
Talking of Cumberbatch (when are we not?), he and Andrew Scott won got glory at the British Independent Film Awards, with Benny C giving a long and heartfelt speech about the independent British film industry.
Nick Hewer announced he was leaving Lord Sugar’s side, while Mark Wright won the business mogul over and was crowned victor of The Apprentice 2014. Talking of winning, Caroline Flack was crowned the queen of dance on Strictly Come Dancing.
And that, folks, was December: the month of winning, villains and the Christmas Radio Times.