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(Walk on) Gilded Splinters

Every so often BBC2 make a few business programmes in one-off strands, broadcast in primetime slots; sometimes they are Money Programme Specials, occasionally features up on successful start-ups while others quite often look at past disasters of phenomenons. In the summer of 2011 they had an episode of one such programme, titled ‘Marketing Mess-ups’, presented by the bloke from the ‘Today Programme’ who has a worrying favourable bias towards monetarists and bankers.

Had that programme been commissioned just six months later from the date it was broadcast, the whole one-hour episode could have been devoted to Liverpool Football Club, whose PR strategy since Luiz Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra on the field of play on 15 October 2011, appears to have been hijacked by Alan Partridge.

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Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. (30 Dec 2011)

No Sleep ‘Til Brixton

As has become a bit of a tradition, the last-but-one night of the year saw the Windmill in Brixton taken over by Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. for a bit of party action. In the past, they’ve performed sets as Madonna and Wham!, along with a ‘Hits of the Noughties’ medley that featured covers of everyone from Beyoncé to the Flaming Lips and Rage Against The Machine. This year, with the announcement that they would be performing as The Beastie Boys (with a few “special guest star” appearances) you had a pretty good idea of what was going to be in store.

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