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Y/2209/0002
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100 GREATEST ... (100 GREATEST TV CHARACTERS (PART 2))
100 GREATEST ... (100 GREATEST TV CHARACTERS (PART 2))
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 1-50 are:
1 Homer Simpson - Voice of Dan Castellaneta
The Simpsons -1990-current
2 Basil Fawlty - John Cleese
Fawlty Towers -1975-79
3 Edmund Blackadder-Rowan Atkinson
Blackadder -1983-89
4 Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter - David Jason
Only Fools and Horses -1981-96
5 Father Dougal McGuire - Ardle O'Hanlon
Father Ted -1995-98
6 The Doctor - Various
Doctor Who - 1963-89
7 Alan Partridge - Steve Coogan
The Day Today, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge I'm Alan Partridge - 1994 - current
8 Ali G - Sacha Baron Cohen
The 11 O'Clock Show, Da Ali G Show - 1998-current
9 Victor Meldrew - Richard Wilson
One Foot in the Grave - 1990-2000
10 Dr Niles Crane - David Hyde Pierce
Frasier - 1994-current
11 Jim Royle - Ricky Tomlinson
The Royle Family - 1998 - current
12 B.A Baracus - Mr T
The A-Team - 1983-88
13 Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli - Henry Winker
Happy Days - 1975-85
14 Rick Mayall
The Young Ones - 1982-84
15 Kevin the Teenager - Harry Enfield
Harry Enfield and Chums - 1994 - current
16 Tubbs - Steve Pemberton
League of Gentlemen - 1999 - current
17 Alan B'stard - Rik Mayall
The New Statesman - 1987-94
18 LT Columbo - Peter Falk
Columbo - 1972-93
19 Ted and Ralph - Paul Whitehouse an Charlie Higson
The Fast Show - 1994-2000
20 Patsy Stone - Joanna Lumley
Absolutely Fabulous 1992 - current
21 Captain Mainwaring - Arthur Lowe
Dad's Army 1968-77
22 Frank Spencer - Michael Crawford
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - 1973-78
23 Mr Spock - Leorad Nimoy
Star Trek - 1969-71
24 Leonard Rossiter
Rising Damp - 1974-78
25 Ally McBeal - Calista Flockhart
Ally McBeal - 1998 - current
26 Norman Stanley Fletcher - Ronnie Barker
Porridge - 1973-77
27 Number Six - Patrick McGoohan
The Prisoner - 1967-68
28 Dennis Pennis - Paul Kaye
The Sunday Show, Pennis Pops Out, Very Important Pennis - 1995-99
29 Miss Piggy - Voice of Frank OZ
The Muppet Show - 1976- current
30 Chief Inspector Morse - John Thaw
Inspector Morse - 1987-2000
31 Sir Humprey Appleby - Sir Nigel Hawthorne
Yes, Minister, Yes, Prime Minister - 1980-88
32 Seargent Earnie Bilko - Phil Silvers
The Phil Silvers Show - 1957-60
33 Emma Peel - Dame Diana Rigg
The Avengers - 1965-67
34 Compo Simmonite - Bill Owen
Last of the Summer Wine - 1973-2000
35 Captain Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye Pierce' - Alan Alda
M*A*S*H - 1973-84
36 Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald - Robbie Coltrane
Cracker - 1993-98
37 Arthur Daley - George Cole
Minder - 1979-94
38 J.R. Ewing - larry Hagman
Dallas - 1978-91
39 Albert Steptoe - Wilfrid Brambell
Steptoe and Son - 1962-74
40 Rab C Nesbit - Gregory Fisher
Rab C. Nesbitt - 1986-99
41 Stuart Jones - Aidan Gillen
Queer as Folk - 1999-2000
42 DI Jack Frost - David Jason
A Touch of Frost - 1992-current
43 Arnold Jackson - Gary Coleman
Diff'rent Strokes - 1980-86
44 Margo Leadbetter - Penelope Keith
The Good Life - 1975-78
45 Huggy Bear - Antonio Fargas
Starsky & Hutch - 1976-81
46 Dot Cotton - June Brown
Eastenders - 1985 - present
47 Beth Jordache - Anna Freil
Brookside - 1992-95
48 Desmond Ambrose - Norman Beaton
Desmond's - 1989-94
49 Alf Garnett - Warren Mitchell
Till Death Us Do Part/In Sickness & Health - 1965-97
50 Anna Forbes - Daniella Nardini
This Life - 1996-97
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
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129
45
FEATURES (YTTP)
PROGRAMME
UK VERSION
Colour
Stereo
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CHANNEL FOUR TELEVISION CORPORATION
YORKSHIRE TELEVISION
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