It’s 1987, the streets of New York City are pitch-black and still, but inside the packed venue of Paris Dupree’s annual ball, the world couldn’t be more different. Multicoloured lights illuminate a room crammed with dancing figures as synth-heavy 80s music pulsates. The dancers are clad in feathers, sequins, and outrageous make-up. Here, gender is subverted and rewritten.
Captions; lower-thirds; banners; whatever you want to call them, news captions are as vital to broadcast journalism as an actual interview. But what about when things go wrong or, rather, hilariously right? We’ve hunted down some of the best jokes, blunders, and cheeky digs that caption writers have managed to sneak onto our screens in the last 12 months.