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Top Ten

Season 1 2001

  • 2001-09-08T00:00:00-04:00 on Channel 4
  • 90 mins
  • 13 hours, 30 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary

Top Ten TV was a spin off from the popular Top Ten series and followed the tradition of the early 2000's for clip based retrospectives. The show featured a different subject each week presented by a celebrity connected with subject. In May 2002 is was announced that Top Ten TV and its parent series would be axed in favour of new programming despite the second series gaining over 2 million viewers (approximately 13 per cent of the available audience). This came in the wake of the ITC (Independent Television Commission) criticising the amount of 'list programmes' being broadcast.

10 episodes

1x01 Hard Men

  • Series Premiere

    2001-09-08T00:00:00-04:00 — 90 mins

Top Ten TV gives a run down of TV's toughest characters including BA Baracus, Fitz, Terry McCann, Jeremy Paxman, Bodie and Doyle, Tony Soprano, Edward Woodward, Grant Mitchell and Oz from Auf, Wiedersehen Pet.

1x02 Lovers

  • 2001-09-15T00:00:00-04:00 — 90 mins

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee present a run down of TV's Top Ten lovers including Scott and Charlene in Neighbours, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, the couple in the Gold Blend coffee commercials, Den and Angie from Eastenders and Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis in Just Good Friends.

1x03 Losers

  • 2001-09-22T00:00:00-04:00 — 90 mins

Top Ten TV looks at TV's losers in life including Alan Partridge, Benny from Crossroads, Basil from Fawlty Towers, Yosser Hughes from Boys from the Blackstuff, Arthur Fowler from Eastenders, Curly Watts from Coronation Street, Blackadder's Baldrick, Captain Mainwaring from Dad's Army, Rigsby from Rising Damp and Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em's Frank Spencer.

1x04 Cops

  • 2001-09-29T00:00:00-04:00 — 90 mins

David Soul hosts a run down of TV's top cops from The Bill to Prime Suspect.

1x05 Sci-Fi

  • 2001-10-13T00:00:00-04:00 — 90 mins

Tom Baker presents a run down of the top ten most popular science fiction series from Blake's 7 to Star Trek.

1x06 Bitches

  • 2001-10-20T00:00:00-04:00 — 90 mins

Kate O'Mara presents a collection of TVs top ten 'bitches' including Miss Piggy and Anne Robinson.

1x07 Villains

  • 2001-10-27T00:00:00-04:00 — 90 mins

Leslie Grantham presents a rundown of the top ten of TVs most villainous characters from The Simpsons' Mr Burns to Alan Bradley from Coronation Street.

1x08 Heart Throbs

  • 2001-11-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 90 mins

Nigel Havers presents a run down of the top ten TV hunks from Sean Bean to Don Johnson.

1x09 Sex Bombs

  • 2001-11-17T00:00:00-05:00 — 90 mins

Jerry Hall presents a run down of TVs sexiest women from Kim Cattrall to Diana Rigg.

1x10 Families

  • no air date — 90 mins

Liz Dawn and Bill Tarmey present a run down of TVs top families from The Sopranos to The Simpsons.