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Only Fools and Horses crowned best BBC show ever made beating Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing

It’s still a fave all these years later (Picture: BBC)

The One Show viewers have crowned Only Fools and Horses their most-loved BBC TV programme in the BBC 100 vote.

The sitcom beat Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, Line of Duty and Call the Midwife, which all made up the top five.

Only Fools and Horses was named the nation’s most loved BBC television programme of all time, following a public vote as part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations.

Upon hearing the news, Only Fools and Horses star, David Jason told The One Show: ‘I am delighted that Only Fools and Horses seems to be as popular as ever and that The One Show viewers have enjoyed it over the years.

‘It was such a great show to be a part of and I am pleased it has given so many laughs and continues to do so to this day.’

He continued: ‘From the brilliant writing of John Sullivan all the way down to the entire team in front of and behind the camera, let’s just say luvvly jubbly.’

Everyone just loves it! (Picture: BBC Archives)

The win comes just after Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney) was forced to deny rumours he is retiring from acting.

In more sad news, Patrick Murray (Mickey) has shared his diagnosis with cancer.

The One Show asked a panel of experts to help whittle down all the classic BBC TV Shows from across the years to a shortlist of 50 for viewers to vote on.

Doctor Who just missed out on the top spot (Picture: BBC Studios/James Pardon/Matt Burlem)

The final 50 included everything from drama to comedy to entertainment to factual and natural history.

The panel was comprised of Sara Wallis, Mirror TV Columnist, David Butcher, Radio Times’ Choices Editor, Dick Fiddy, BFI Archive TV Programmer and Hanna Flint, Freelance Critic and MTV Movies Host.

One Show presenter Alex Jones said: ‘It’s been a joy to look back and celebrate some classic TV shows from the BBC’s history as part of BBC 100.

Strictly was also in the top three (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

‘There’s been an absolutely huge response from our lovely viewers and though we couldn’t fit everything onto the list, our viewers have shown so much love for these classic shows that have connected with them across generations.’

The results of the vote were announced on tonight’s episode of The One Show, which kicked off the centenary celebrations.

Only Fools and Horses the Musical star Paul Whitehouse, Strictly winner Bill Bailey, and Angela Rippon opened up the BBC archives to host a special reunion between Baroness Floella Benjamin and the original Play School cuddly toys and dolls.

Plus, Only Fools and Horses’ Sue Holderness (Marlene) joined the show to celebrate the big win.

The One Show airs on BBC One every week night at 7pm.



The BBC’s most loved 20 television programmes, as voted for by The One Show viewers

Only Fools and Horses
Doctor Who
Strictly Come Dancing
Line of Duty
Call The Midwife
Gavin and Stacey
Fawlty Towers
Blackadder
Morecambe and Wise Show
The Vicar of Dibley
Dad’s Army
Planet Earth I and II
Killing Eve
Dinnerladies
Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister
Sherlock
The Good Life
Top of the Pops
The Royle Family
Blue Peter

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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