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The BBC Turns 100: Doctor Who Voted Second Most Loved BBC Show of All Time

Viewers of popular BBC1 magazine programme, The One Show, have been voting for their most loved BBC shows of all time — and Doctor Who has done exceptionally well.

Yep, Doctor Who is in second place, just behind Only Fools and Horses!

It’s beaten strong competition from the likes of Strictly Come Dancing, Blue Peter, and Planet Earth. Sherlock, created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, is also in the Top 20.

Here’s the list in full:

  1. Only Fools and Horses
  2. Doctor Who
  3. Strictly Come Dancing
  4. Line of Duty
  5. Call the Midwife
  6. Gavin and Stacey
  7. Fawlty Towers
  8. Blackadder
  9. The Morecambe and Wise Show
  10. The Vicar of Dibley
  11. Dad’s Army
  12. Planet Earth I/ II
  13. Killing Eve
  14. Dinnerladiers
  15. Yes Minister/ Yes Prime Minister
  16. Sherlock
  17. The Good Life
  18. Top of the Pops
  19. The Royle Family
  20. Blue Peter

The list ties into the BBC’s centenary celebrations; later on this year, there will be a Doctor Who special (Jodie Whittaker’s swansong, featuring the Thirteenth Doctor’s regeneration) tying into the institution’s 100th anniversary.

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. 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.”

Expect to hear a lot more about the BBC’s centenary all across 2022!

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

The BBC Turns 100: Doctor Who Voted Second Most Loved BBC Show of All Time

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