Published on October 2nd, 2013 | by Alex Skerratt
Doctor Who in Nation’s Dream Schedule
In a survey of 30,000 people, (carried out as part of the Radio Times’ anniversary celebrations), the good Doctor was rubbing shoulders with the likes of Only Fools and Horses, The Morecambe and Wise Show, and Blue Peter.
As Ben Preston, the Radio Times editor, explains:
Our poll captured the imagination of our readers. Who wouldn’t be tempted to stay home for a golden night of British television? 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?
Our advice to Ben Preston would be to include airings of The Ice Warriors and City of Death in his golden night of television, as both feature the stars of Wallace and Gromit and Fawlty Towers respectively! But in all seriousness, this recent poll highlights the obvious love and affection the British people have for their show, demonstrating that it is in no way a cult programme for die-hard fanatics. And, given the noticeable absence of Saturday night staples Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor on this list, could we one day see a schedule which favours the Hath over the Hopefuls…?
Here is Britain’s dream TV schedule, as chosen by readers of the Radio Times:
The Morecambe & Wise Show
Only Fools and Horses
Around The World in 80 Days
Sir Trevor McDonald
(Via BBC News)