Agenda: Jim Loach; Twenty Twelve; TV On The Radio; Birds Eye View Festival

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Fashion: Chain letters

An ideal new-season buy for the bookworm and the party girl alike: spell out your fashion credentials with these perky Scrabble necklaces, as seen bedecking the necks of the great and the glamorous at last month's Fashion Week shows. Points are irrelevant, as are triple word scores – instead, just enjoy the fact that you're allowed to peek as you pull the tiles out of the bag. These pearls of verbal dexterity are available with a classic cream plastic (£8) or 24-carat gold (£45) tile at

Face to watch: Jim Loach

The son of directing legend Ken has inherited dad's taste for riling consciences, judging by his debut feature Oranges and Sunshine. Released next month, it explores the scandal that saw 130,000 care-home children deported to Australia

Lexpionage: Diorhoea, n.

The act of evacuating a toxic, flamboyant organism whose odious bile threatens the robust health of the host body, its essential values and its relationship with Oscar shoo-ins

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

Janelle Monáe, Mark Ruffalo, Lady Gaga, Danny DeVito

1. Appreciate your "unique" features. Embrace them

2. Mom and Dad, Thanks for telling me I would be okay if I left home and went to LA. Thanks for helping me when you couldn't afford it. Love U.

3. On G.O.A.T a Government Owned Territory in Space... 120 SECONDS

4. Listenin to Bob Dylan always makes me happy. I need Bob. Lucky to have him. Ya'll have a great day...

Answers at the bottom of the page

App watch #8: iTrump

This virtual pocket trumpet is just the thing to rouse the spirits: blow on the microphone to start tootling, tap the touchscreen "valve pads" to set the pitch, and you're away. You can either jam along to your music library, or learn how to play one of its "song-book" tunes using the step-by-step guides. Available from iTunes

On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...

TV: Twenty Twelve

People Like Us writer John Morton ribs the Olympic organisers in a mocku-series starring Jessica Hynes and Hugh Bonneville. Catch the trailer at before it kicks off on 14 March

Music: TV On The Radio

Clear some ear space for the return of these Brooklyn art-rock alchemists – their new single, trip-hop-flavoured soul reverie "Will Do", is among their most plainly gorgeous grooves yet

Film: Birds Eye View Festival

This London-based celebration of female directors is a small but perfectly programmed gem. Highlights include Susanne Bier's Oscar winner In a Better World. Tuesday to 17 March

Match the tweet: 1. Janelle Monae; 2. Mark Ruffalo; 3. Lady Gaga; 4. Danny DeVito