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100 Greatest TV Characters 

A two-part TV special which counts down Britain's favourite television characters, as voted for by the British public.


Dennis Potter


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Episode credited cast:
Ardal O'Hanlon ... Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Castellaneta ... Himself
Roy Clarke Roy Clarke ... Himself
Paul Daniels Paul Daniels ... Himself
Russell T. Davies ... Himself
Simon Donald Simon Donald ... Himself
Ray Galton ... Himself
Maurice Gran Maurice Gran ... Himself
Wayne Hemingway Wayne Hemingway ... Himself
Armando Iannucci ... Himself
Ian La Frenais Ian La Frenais ... Himself
Verity Lambert ... Herself
Graham Linehan ... Himself
Laurence Marks Laurence Marks ... Himself
Arthur Mathews Arthur Mathews ... Himself


A two-part TV special which counts down Britain's favourite television characters, as voted for by the British public.

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Channel 4 [UK]





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5 May 2001 (UK) See more »

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Entertaining trip through time.
12 May 2001 | by savilleSee all my reviews

Ardal O'Hanlon makes a suitably witty host for this television special, broadcast on Channel 4. It counts down the top 100 television characters to have been featured on British television over the years, as voted by viewers. As well as Ardal's humorous introductions, there are contributions by actors, writers and producers who brought them to our screens, plus comments by journalists, television celebrities and fans. A very long program, but a thoroughly enjoyable and nostalgic remembrance of dramatic, comic and biographical television creations.

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