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Y/2209/0001
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100 GREATEST ... (100 GREATEST TV CHARACTERS (PART 1))
100 GREATEST ... (100 GREATEST TV CHARACTERS (PART 1))
Another programme following the 100 Greatest... theme. This time the theme is 100 greatest characters and once again the public will get to choose who they believe is the all time favourite character.

Thousands of fictitious characters appear on television each week. Presented by Ardal O'Hanlon, this two-part special reveals the definitive roll call of TV talent as voted by the British public.

From 100 to 1, the two programmes count down the greatest characters ever to appear on British television, reveal the stories behind the favourites, and feature interviews with the actors and writers including Ricky Tomlinson, Helen Mirren, Daniella Nardini, Peter Falk, George Cole, Alan Bleasdale and Russell T. Davies.

The Top 50--100 are:

50 Anna Forbes - Daniella Nardini
This Life - 1996-97
51 Anthony Aloysius Hancock - Tony Hancock
Hancock's Half Hour 1956-61
52 Hyacinth Bouquet - Patrica Routledge
Keeping Up Appearances - 1990-95
53 Mrs Overall - Julie Walters
Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV - 1985-87
54 Mrs Merton - Caroline Aherne
Mrs Merton Show - 1995-99
55 Oz - Jimmy Nail
Auf Wiedersehn Pet - 1983-86
56 LT Theo Kojak - Telly Savlas
Kojak - 1974-78
57 Yosser Hughes - Bernard Hill
The Boys From the Black Stuff - 1982
58 Terry Collier - James Bolam
The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads? - 1964-75
59 Dame Edna Everage - Barry Humphries
The Dame Edna Experience, The Dame Edna Show 1962 - current
60 Walter 'Wolfie' Smith - Robert Lindsay
Citizen Smith - 1977-80
61 Charlene Robinson - Kylie Minogue
Neighbours - 1986-88
62 Claudius - Sir Derek Jacobi
I,Claudius - 1976
63 Mr Humphries - John Inman
Are You Being Served? - 1972-93
64 Max Headroon - Matt Frewer
Max Headroom - 1985-89
65 Francis Urquhart - Ian Richardson
House of Cards - 1990-95
66 Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
Coronation Street - 1964-87
67 Dorien Green - Lesley Joseph
Birds of a Feather - 1989-98
68 Pete - Peter Cook
Not Only...But Also - 1965-73
69 DI Jack Regan - John Thaw
The Sweeney - 1974-78
70 Jimmy Corkhill - Dean Sullivan
Brookside - 1986-Current
71 Napoleon Solo - Robert Vaughn
The Man from UNCLE - 1965-68
72 Loadsamoney - Harry Enfield
Friday Night Live - 1985-88
73 Lurcio - Frankie Howerd
Up Pompeii - 1969-70 & 1991
74 Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
Coronation Street 1979 - current
75 Den and Angie Watts - Leslie Grantham and Anita Dobson
Eastenders - 1985-89
76 Beverly - Alison Steadman
Abigail's Party - 1977
77 Simon Templar - Roger Moore
The Saint - 1962-69
78 DCI Jane Tennison - Helen Mirren
Prime Suspect - 1991-95
79 Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
Coronation Street - 1970 - 95
80 Sid Abbott - Sid James
Bless This House 1971-76
81 Kim Tate - Claire King
Emmerdale - 1989 - 99
82 Quentin Crisp - John Hurt
The Naked Civil Servant - 1975
83 Lucy Ricardo - Lucille Ball
I Love Lucy - 1955-62
84 Darius Jedburgh - Joe Don Baker
Edge of Darkness - 1985
85 Mildred Roper - Yootha Joyce
Man About The House, George & Mildred - 1973-79
86 Jason King - Peter Wyngarde
Department S, Jason King - 1969-73
87 Jill Munroe - Farrah Fawcett
Charlie's Angels - 1977-78
88 Delbert Wilkins - Lenny Henry
The Lenny Henry Show - 1987-88
89 Philip Marlow - Sir Michael Gambon
The Singing Detective - 1986
90 Michael Murray - Robert Lindsay
GBH -1991
91 Hudson - Gordon Jackson
Upstairs Downstairs - 1971-75
92 Benny Hawkins - Paul Henry
Crossroads - 1975 - 88
93 Keith Pratt - Roger Sloman
Nuts in May - 1976
94 Charlie Barlow - Stratford Johns
Softly Softly, Z Cars - 1962-1976
95 Hari Kumar - Art Malik
Jewel in the Crown -1985
96 Reginald Iolanthe Perrin - Leonard Rossiter
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin - 1976-79
97 Peter Manson - Frank Finlay
Bouquet of Barbed Wire - 1976-1977
98 Buffy Summers - Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - 1998 - current
99 Brian Potter - Peter Kay
Phoenix Nights - 2001
100 Budgie Bird - Adam Faith
Budgie - 1971-1972
100 GREATEST TV CHARACTERS
Y/2209-01
Directors - JOHN PIPER, CHRIS WILSON
Producer - JOHN PIPER
Writers - STUART MACONIE, MARK ROBINSON
Presenter - ARDAL O'HANLAN
YORKSHIRE TELEVISION
ENT
106
13
FEATURES (YTTP)
PROGRAMME
UK VERSION
Colour
Stereo
120
CHANNEL FOUR TELEVISION CORPORATION
YORKSHIRE TELEVISION
0000-0002-CD66-0006-U-0000-0000-L
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