Doctor Who and Only Fools and Horses top Britain's dream schedule
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 September 2013
'Doctor Who' and 'Only Fools and Horses' were among the chosen shows in Britain's dream TV schedule of all time following a poll for Radio Times' 90th anniversary issue
'Doctor Who' and 'Only Fools and Horses' were among the shows chosen in Britain's dream TV schedule of all time.
The iconic TV series were named as favourites along with documentaries such as Michael Palin's 'Around The World In 80 Days' and long-running children's show 'Blue Peter' after 30,000 votes were cast by readers in a poll for Radio Times' 90th anniversary issue.
Ben Preston, Radio Times Editor, said: "Our poll captured the imagination of our readers. Who wouldn't be tempted to stay home for a golden night of British television?"
The editor also expressed his bemusement after children's animation 'Wallace and Gromit' narrowly missed out on the top spot in its category, while 'Fawlty Towers' - which starred John Cleese in the role as rude hotel owner Basil Fawlty - had to settle for runner up in the comedy section.
He added: "Everyone had their say in this poll and the great British public have spoken but am I the only person wondering how 'Wallace and Gromit' and 'Fawlty Towers' didn't win a place in Radio Times Hall of Fame?"
The diverse list acknowledges six decades of British broadcasting but it became apparent the nation favours the classics over new reality show formats such as 'Strictly Come Dancing', which was voted into third place in the entertainment category, while 'The X Factor' was snubbed from the list completely.
Britain's dream TV schedule chosen by Radio Times readers:
'The Morecambe & Wise Show'
'Only Fools and Horses'
'Around The World in 80 Days'
Sir Trevor McDonald