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What would you consider to be television's greatest ever moment? Would you pick the historic footage of Man first walking on the Moon, the pomp and splendour of the Royal Weddings or the sporting triumph of England's 1966 World Cup victory? Or perhaps you'd go for something lighter - the infamous Blue Peter elephant or Frank Spencer running riot on rollerskates? The inimitable GRAHAM NORTON invites us to indulge in some of television's most memorable moments as voted for by television viewers nationwide and a panel of industry experts. This 'must-see' extravaganza is the biggest and best selection of television clips gathered together in one programme and charts not only the progress of television but also the vast changes in morality, lifestyle and fashion during fifty years of British history. As we count down from Number 100 to the coveted Number 1 position, enjoy a nostalgia fest of classic clips ranging from The Man on The Moon, to Monty Python's parrot sketch and Del Boy's glorious bar propping scene in Only Fools and Horses. Also featured in the show is a wealth of household names with anecdotes of the stories behind the clips, giving us a unique insight into the world behind the small screen. Those featured include BOBBY CHARLTON on England's 1966 World Cup glory, NOEL EDMUNDS on his dramatic air-lift into Live Aid, and ITN's DERMOT MURNAGHAN on the trauma of having to announce Princess Diana's death to the nation. Political milestones captured on tv are also brought alive by the irreverent IAN HISLOP and Margaret Thatcher's former press secretary, BERNARD INGHAM. Other celebrities present us with their own list of favourites - TERRY WOGAN reminisces on his top five moments from his chat show, Countdown's RICHARD WHITELEY looks back on childhood classics and comedian PETER KAY remembers some of those public information films you'd rather forget! And some of the best-loved characters are revived when ANDREW SACHS takes us back to the hey-day of Fawlty Towers, and LESLIE GRANTHAM recalls the Christmas day divorce of EastEnders' DIRTY DEN and ANGIE WATTS. Finally, we are treated to some remarkable behind-the-scenes revelations. What was happening in the tv gantry as Michael Owen scored his 'wonder goal' against Argentina in last year's World Cup? Was Margaret Thatcher stitched up on live tv? THE TOP 100... 1. Man Lands on the Moon (C) NASA 1969 2. The Release of Nelson Mandela (C) SABC 1990 3. General Election - Michael Portillo loses his seat (C) ITN 1997 4. Death of Princess Diana in Paris (C) ITN 1997 5. The Fall of the Berlin Wall (C) ITN 1989 6. England beat West Germany in World Cup Final (C) ITV Sport 1966 7. Only Fools and Horses - Del Boy (C) BBC 1989 8. Live Aid (C) BBC & Live Aid Trust 1985 9. Blackadder Over The Top (C) BBC 1989 10. President John F Kennedy assassinated in Dallas (C) Zapruder & ITN 1963 11. Fawlty Towers (C) BBC 1975 12. David Attenborough and the gorillas (C) BBC 13. Rod Hull & Emu attack Michael Parkinson (C) BBC 1971 14. Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (C) BBC 1953 15. Angela Rippon on the Morecambe and Wise Show (C) BBC 1977 16. Margaret Thatcher leaves Downing Street for the last time (C) ITN 1990 17. Tony Hancock's The Blood Donor (C) BBC 1956 18. The Elephant on Blue Peter (C) BBC 1969 19. Margaret Thatcher quizzed by Diana Gould re: the sinking of the Belgrano (C) BBC 1983 20. Challenger Space Shuttle Explodes (C) NASA 1986 21. Monty Python - the parrot sketch (C) BBC 1969 22. Michael Howard questioned by Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight (C) BBC 23. Manchester Utd beat Bayern Munich in European Cup Final (C) ITV Sport 1999 24. EastEnders - Den divorces Angie (C) BBC 1986 25. Iranian Embassy Siege (C) ITN 1980 26. Pride and Prejudice (C) BBC 27. Without Walls - Denis Potter's last interview (C) Channel Four 1994 28. Cathy Come Home (C) BBC 1967 29. Dallas - who shot JR? (C) Worldvision Inc. 1980 30. Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer (C) ITN & Movietone 1981 31. World Cup- England v Argentina, Michael Owen goal (C) ITV Sport 1998 32. Cricket - England v Australia at Headingley (C) BBC 1981 33. Sex Pistols on the Bill Grundy Show (C) Pearson 1976 34. Dad's Army (C) BBC 1973 35. Winston Churchill's Funeral (C) BBC 1965 36. The Two Ronnies forkhandles sketch (C) BBC 37. This Life - Millie punches Rachel (C) BBC 1997 38. Panorma - Dimbleby on the phone (C) BBC 39. Coronation Street - Hilda cries when Stan dies (C) Granada 1984 40. Mexico Olympic Games - Black Power Salute (C) Olympic Archive Bureau 1968 41. Michael Buerk report from Ethopia (C) BBC 1984 42. World Cup - England v West Germany, Paul Gascoine (Gazza) cries (C) ITV Sport 1990 43. David Frost interviews Emil Savundra (C) Arch Build 44. Panorma - Martin Bashir interviews Princess Diana (C) BBC 1995 45. Tiananmen Square, China (C) ITN 1989 46. Northern Ireland - Bloody Sunday (C) ITN 1972 47. Boys From The Blackstuff (C) BBC 1982 48. The Best of Tommy Cooper (C) Pearson 49. Dennis Taylor wins snooker final (C) BBC Sport 1985 50. The Evacuation of Saigon (C) ITN 1975 51. The World At War (C) Pearson 1974 and Imperial War Museum 52. Bjorn Borg wins 5th Wimbledon tennis final (C) BBC Sport 1980 53. Grace Jones attacks Russell Harty (C) BBC 1980 54. Donald Campbell crashes in Bluebird (C) Tyne Tees 1967 55. President Bill Clinton denies affair with Monica Lewinsky (C) ITN 1998 56. Gibbs SR - first advert on UK TV (C) Elida Faberge 1955 57. Bronowski Ascent of Man (C) BBC 58. Brass Eye - "cake" drugs report (C) Channel Four 59. Brookside - Beth (Anna Friel) and Margaret's lesbian kiss (C) Channel Four 60. Football - Liverpool v Arsenal (C) ITV Sport 1989 61. Shabba Ranks on The Word (C) Channel Four 62. Bridehead Revisited (C) Granada 63. Steptoe and Son (C) BBC 64. Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" speech (C) King Foundation 1963 65. The Prisoner (C) Carlton 66. John Nott walks out on Robin Day (C) BBC 1982 67. Spitting Image - the vegetable sketch (C) Carlton 1985 68. Some Mother's Do Ave Em (C) BBC 1973 69. 7 Up (C) Granada 1964 70. Naked Civil Servant (C) Pearson 1975 71. President Nixon speeach - "no whitewash in the White House" (C) ITN/Reuters 72. Lesbian protestors invade Sue Lawley on the 6 O'Clock News (C) BBC 1988 73. Queer As Folk (C) Channel Four 74. England Football Manager Graham Taylor swearing on An Impossible Job (C) Chrysalis Sport 1994 75. The Avengers opening titles (C) Canal Plus 76. Football - Celtic v Inter Milan (C) BBC 1967 77. Comic Strip - Strike (C) Channel Four 1988 78. Red Rum wins Grand National for third time (C) BBC 1977 79. Death of John Lennon (C) CBS 80. Release of the Guildford Four (C) ITN 1989 81. Weather blooper - hurricane (C) BBC 1987 82. Panorama - spaghetti trees (C) BBC 83. Abigail's Party (C) BBC 1977 84. Roger Bannister's four minute mile (C) BBC 85. Peter Cook on Clive Anderson Talk's Back (C) Channel Four 1993 86. Death on the Rock (C) Pearson 1988 87. Father Ted (C) Channel Four 1996 88. The Miner's Strike (C) ITN 1984 89. Mick Jagger on World In Action (C) Granada 1967 90. Oliver Reed on Aspel and Co (C) LWT 91. Rugby - All Blacks v Barbarians (C) BBC 1973 92. Gulf War Report - Brent Sadler (C) ITN 1991 93. Rising Damp (C) YTV 1974 94. Dr Who and the Daleks (C) BBC 1964 95. Cracker - the bomb scene (C) Granada 1994 96. Torville and Dean ice skating (C) Olympic Archive Bureau 97. The Green Cross Code public service announcement (C) COI/Film Images 1975 98. Absolutely Fabulous (C) BBC 99. Football - England v Germany, Gareth Southgate misses penalty (C) ITV Sport 1996 100. One Foot in the Grave (C) BBC 1993 The interviewees were: Mel and Sue David Prowse Peter Kay Bernard Wilkie Eric Chappell Ian Hislop Al Murrey Andy Peebles John McCririck Nicholas Whitchell Sir Trevor McDonald David Aaronovitch Jim Rosenthal Claire Rayner Richard Whiteley Dennis Taylor Michael Beurk Jean Alexander Sir Bernard Ingham Glen Matlock Bob Willis Terry Wogan Jeremy Sandford Melvyn Bragg Anthony Carthew Leslie Grantham Sir Bobby Charlton Mike Reynolds Diana Gould Peter Purves Angela Rippon Ian Kerslake Andrew Sachs Lisa I'Anson David Jason Kenneth Wolstenholme Hugh Johns Dermot Mernaghan Mary Benson Patrick Moore