Saturday, September 10, 2005

Second Opinion

I love TV awards which are voted for by the British public. It gives the nation a chance to prove just how little taste we have. Take tonight's three and a quarter hour marathon, 'ITV's 50 Greatest Shows', counting down the fifty finest programmes ever broadcast by the channel over the past half a century.

Inevitably 'Coronation Street' emerged victorious, but which classic of broadcasting history came second? Was it 'Brideshead Revisited'? 'Rising Damp'? 'World in Action'?

No, 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'. It's apparently the second greatest television programme ITV have ever made.

I'm just shocked there was no place for 'The Shane Richie Experience'.