100 Greatest (TV series)

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100 Greatest
100 Greatest.jpg
Title screen for The 100 Greatest TV Characters
Genre Clip show
Presented by
Narrated by
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 61 (list of episodes)
Production company(s)
Release
Original release 11 September 1999 (1999-09-11)

100 Greatest is a long-running TV strand on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom that has been broadcasting since 1999. The "list show" programmes are generally public polls, and reflect the votes of visitors to the Channel 4 website. However, the results of some of the polls are determined by experts, the programmes are usually broadcast in the weekend schedule, in three- or four-hour blocks, throughout the year. They are also repeated on E4 on Saturday nights or on Sunday nights.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitlePresenter(s)Original air date Viewers
(millions)
1"TV's 100 Greatest Moments"Graham Norton11 September 1999 (1999-09-11)[1]2.71
2"The 100 Greatest TV Ads"Graham Norton29 April 2000 (2000-04-29)[3]4.02
3"100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell"Zoë Ball9 September 2000 (2000-09-09)[5]3.42
4"The 100 Greatest Number One Singles"Graham Norton6 January 2001 (2001-01-06)[7]4.30
5/6"100 Greatest TV Characters"Ardal O'Hanlon5 May 2001 (2001-05-05) (part one)[9]
6 May 2001 (2001-05-06) (part two)[10]
2.47 (part one)
3.46 (part two)
7"The 100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows"Jamie Theakston27 August 2001 (2001-08-27)[12]3.92
8/9"100 Greatest Films"Graham Norton24 November 2001 (2001-11-24) (part one)[14]
25 November 2001 (2001-11-25) (part two)[15]
2.56 (part one)
3.56 (part two)
10"100 Greatest TV Treats of the Year"Jamie Theakston29 December 2001 (2001-12-29)[16]2.33
11/12"100 Greatest Sporting Moments"Vinnie Jones (presenter)
Dickie Davies (narrator)
12 January 2002 (2002-01-12) (part one)[18]
19 January 2002 (2002-01-19) (part two)[19]
1.98 (part two)
Top 10
  1. Steve Redgrave goes for his 5th Gold (Sydney Olympics, 2000)
  2. Germany vs England (World Cup Qualifier, Munich 2001)
  3. England vs West Germany (World Cup Final, Wembley 1966)
  4. Manchester United vs Bayern Munich (Champions League Final, Barcelona 1999)
  5. Ian Botham at Headingley (England vs Australia, The Ashes 1981)
  6. Maradona's Hand of God (England vs Argentina, World Cup 1986)
  7. The Rumble in the Jungle (Ali vs Foreman, Zaire 1974)
  8. Torvill and Dean's Bolero (Sarajevo Winter Olympics, 1984)
  9. Taylor and Davis's Black Ball finish (Embassy World Snooker Final, 1985)
  10. Borg and McEnroe's tie break (Wimbledon Men's Singles Final, 1980)[17]
13"100 Greatest World Cup Moments"Bob Mortimer18 May 2002 (2002-05-18)2.62
14"100 Greatest TV Treats of 2002"Harry Hill31 December 2002 (2002-12-31)[22]2.02
15/16"100 Greatest Movie Stars"Richard E. Grant4 May 2003 (2003-05-04) (part one)[24]
5 May 2003 (2003-05-05) (part two)[25]
2.33 (part one)
2.92 (part two)
17"100 Worst Britons"Jimmy Carr10 May 2003 (2003-05-10)2.77
18/19"The 100 Greatest Scary Moments"Jimmy Carr25 October 2003 (2003-10-25) (part one)[28]
26 October 2003 (2003-10-26) (part two)[29]
2.53 (part one)
2.58 (part two)
20"100 Greatest Sexy Moments"Anna Chancellor29 November 2003 (2003-11-29)3.06
21"The 100 Greatest TV Treats of 2003"Jimmy Carr24 December 2003 (2003-12-24)2.33
22/23"100 Greatest Musicals"Denise Van Outen26 December 2003 (2003-12-26) (part one)
26 December 2003 (2003-12-26) (part two)
2.15 (part one)
3.83 (part two)
24"100 Worst Pop Records"Jimmy Carr (presenter)
Ann Bryson (narrator)
1 January 2004 (2004-01-01)2.99
25/26"The Ultimate Film"John Cleese (presenter)
Fern Britton (narrator)
27 November 2004 (2004-11-27) (part one)
28 November 2004 (2004-11-28) (part two)[35]
2.31 (part one)
3.32 (part two)
Top 10
  1. Gone with the Wind (35m admissions, 1940)
  2. The Sound of Music (30m admissions, 1965)
  3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (28m admissions, 1938)
  4. Star Wars (20.76m admissions, 1978)
  5. Spring in Park Lane (20.5m admissions, 1948)
  6. The Best Years of Our Lives (20.4m admissions, 1947)
  7. The Jungle Book (19.8m admissions, 1968)
  8. Titanic (18.91m admissions, 1998)
  9. The Wicked Lady (18.4m admissions, 1946)
  10. The Seventh Veil (17.9m admissions, 1945)[34]
27"100 Greatest Christmas Moments"Jimmy Carr24 December 2004 (2004-12-24)2.04
28"The 100 Greatest TV Treats of 2004"Jimmy Carr26 December 2004 (2004-12-26)[38]1.80
29"The Comedian's Comedian"Jimmy Carr1 January 2005 (2005-01-01)[39]2.63
30"The 100 Greatest Pop Videos"Jimmy Carr6 February 2005 (2005-02-06)[41]2.25
31"The 100 Greatest Tearjerkers"Jimmy Carr13 February 2005 (2005-02-13)2.08
32"100 Greatest Cartoons"Jimmy Carr27 February 2005 (2005-02-27)3.14
Top 10
  1. The Simpsons (1989–present)
  2. Tom and Jerry (1940–present)
  3. South Park (1997–present)
  4. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (1995 & 1999)
  5. Family Guy (1999–present)
  6. Shrek/Shrek 2 (2000 & 2004)
  7. The Lion King (1994)
  8. Spirited Away (2001)
  9. The Incredibles (2004)
  10. Bugs Bunny (1938–present)
  11. The Flintstones and The Jetsons (1960-1967 & 1962-86)
  12. The Iron Giant (1999)
  13. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  14. Finding Nemo (2003)
  15. Creature Comforts and Wallace and Gromit (1989–present)
  16. Akira (1988)
  17. Aladdin (1992)
  18. Ren and Stimpy (1991-95)
  19. Roger Rabbit (1988)
  20. Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies (1930–present)
  21. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  22. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  23. Popeye the Sailor Man (1933–present)
  24. Danger Mouse (1981–92)
  25. Pinnochio (1940)
  26. Futurama (1999–present)
  27. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–96)
  28. Spongebob Squarepants (1999–present)
  29. Dungeons and Dragons (1983-85)
  30. Daffy Duck (1937–present)
  31. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy (1928–present)
  32. Beavis and Butthead (1993–97)
  33. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  34. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–85)
  35. Little Lulu (1943–present)
  36. The Magic Roundabout (1965-92)
  37. The Transformers (1984-87)
  38. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1960)
  39. A Boy Named Charlie Brown and Peanuts (1965–present)
  40. Rugrats (1991–present)
  41. King of the Hill (1997–present)
  42. Samurai Jack (2001-present)
  43. Ivor the Engine (1958-63, 1975-77)
  44. Spider-Man (1967-70)
  45. Pokemon (1998–present)
  46. Inspector Gadget (1983-86)
  47. Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner (1949–present)
  48. Bod (1975)
  49. Scooby Doo, Where Are You? and Scooby Doo Goes Hollywood (1969-70 and 1979)
  50. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–present)
  51. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  52. Harveytoons starring Casper the Friendly Ghost, Baby Huey and Little Audrey (1950–present)
  53. Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 (1940 and 2000)
  54. Thundercats (1985–89)
  55. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  56. Fritz the Cat (1972)
  57. The Jungle Book (1967)
  58. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
  59. Chicken Run (2000)
  60. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  61. Foghorn Leghorn and Sylvester and Tweetie Pie (1946-present)
  62. Battle of the Planets (1978)
  63. Bambi (1942)
  64. Top Cat (1961)
  65. A Bug's Life (1998)
  66. Captain Pugwash (1957-58, 1974-75)
  67. The Snowman (1982)
  68. Hong Kong Phooey (1974)
  69. The Wind in the Willows (1983-90)
  70. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-74)
  71. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  72. Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
  73. Pepe le Pew (1945–present)
  74. Willo the Wisp (1981)
  75. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  76. Belleville Rendezvous (2003)
  77. The Adventures of Tintin (1990)
  78. Madeline (1993-2001)
  79. Peter Pan (1953)
  80. Yogi Bear (1958–present)
  81. Barbar (1989)
  82. Dr. Seuss Classic Tales with The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966–present)
  83. Dumbo (1941)
  84. Roobarb and Custard Too (1974)
  85. Droopy Dog (1943-present)
  86. Watership Down (1978)
  87. Jamie and the Magic Torch (1977-80)
  88. Woody Woodpecker (1940-present)
  89. Felix the Cat (1919-present)
  90. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977-80)
  91. Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle (1942–present)
  92. Animal Farm (1954)
  93. Mr Magoo (1949–present)
  94. Rupert and the Frog Song (1984)
  95. Charley Says... (1973)
  96. Betty Boop (1930–present)
  97. Huckleberry Hound, Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks and Breezly and Sneezly (1958–present)
  98. Wait till Your Father Gets Home (1972-74)
  99. The Pink Panther (1964–present)
  100. Wacky Races (1968-70)[43]
33"50 Greatest Comedy Sketches"Tom Baker3 April 2005 (2005-04-03)3.30
34"100 Greatest Albums"Alexander Armstrong17 April 2005 (2005-04-17)[46]2.30
35/36"100 Greatest War Films"Sean Pertwee14 May 2005 (2005-05-14) (part one)[48]
15 May 2005 (2005-05-15) (part two)
1.63 (part one)
2.34 (part two)
37"50 Greatest Documentaries"Zoë Wanamaker9 October 2005 (2005-10-09)N/A
38/39"100 Greatest Family Films"Bob Hoskins22 December 2005 (2005-12-22) (part one)[50]
23 December 2005 (2005-12-23) (part two)[51]
2.26 (part one)
2.93 (part two)
40"50 Greatest Comedy Films"Stephen Fry1 January 2006 (2006-01-01)2.21
41"100 Greatest Funny Moments"Rob Brydon26 February 2006 (2006-02-26)N/A
Top 10
  1. Peter Kay – My Mum Wants a Bungalow Tour
  2. Have I Got News For You? or Have I Got Abuse For You?
  3. Trigger Happy TV – Snail crossing the road
  4. Brass Eye – Nonce-Sense
  5. This Is Spinal Tap
  6. Ali G – Bongs of Praise
  7. Curb Your EnthusiasmObituary episode
  8. Dead Ringers – May the Ford be with you
  9. George W. Bush – The President of Gaffes
  10. Mrs Merton – Absolutely Flatulous
42"50 Greatest One Hit Wonders"Justin Lee Collins7 May 2006 (2006-05-07)[53]1.86
43"50 Films to See Before You Die"Richard Teideman22 July 2006 (2006-07-22)[54]N/A
44"50 Greatest Television Dramas"Miriam Margolyes3 February 2007 (2007-02-03)N/A
45"100 Greatest Sex Symbols"Anna Chancellor24 February 2007 (2007-02-24)N/A
46"The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups"Ann Bryson18 March 2007 (2007-03-18)2.88
47"The World's Greatest Comedy Characters"Simon Pegg14 April 2007 (2007-04-14)1.70
48"Greatest Comedy Catchphrases"Ardal O'Hanlon4 January 2008 (2008-01-04)2.00
Top 10
  1. "Nice to see you, to see you ... nice!" (The Generation Game)
  2. "Am I bovvered?" (The Catherine Tate Show)
  3. "I don't believe it!" (One Foot in the Grave)
  4. "Suit you sir!" (The Fast Show)
  5. "And now for something completely different." (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
  6. "Drink, Feck, Arse!" (Father Ted)
  7. "Is it cos I'm black?" (The 11 O'Clock Show)
  8. "Yeah, but, no, but..." (Little Britain)
  9. "Cha'mone Motherfucker!" (Bo' Selecta!)
  10. "This is a local shop" (The League of Gentlemen)
49"100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2010"Ann Bryson10 April 2010 (2010-04-10)[55]N/A
50"50 Greatest Pop Videos"Kimberley Walsh16 May 2010 (2010-05-16)N/A
51"100 Greatest World Cup Moments of All Time!"Bob Mortimer13 June 2010 (2010-06-13)N/A
Top 10
Missing
52"50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers"Tom Allen4 December 2010 (2010-12-04)N/A
Top 10
  1. Hang Mioku
  2. Pete Burns
  3. Michael Jackson
  4. Missing
  5. Missing
  6. Missing
  7. Missing
  8. Missing
  9. Missing
  10. Missing
53"100 Greatest Toys"Jonathan Ross19 December 2010 (2010-12-19)2.63
54"50 Funniest Moments of 2010"Matt Berry21 January 2011 (2011-01-21)N/A
55"50 Greatest Wedding Shockers"Tom Allen23 April 2011 (2011-04-23)N/A
Top 10
Missing
56"100 Greatest Gadgets"Stephen Fry29 August 2011 (2011-08-29)2.22
57"50 Funniest Moments of 2012"Matt Berry28 December 2012 (2012-12-28)1.71
Top 10
Missing
58"50 Funniest Moments of 2013"Matt Berry28 December 2013 (2013-12-28)1.67
59"50 Funniest Moments of 2014"Matt Berry27 December 2014 (2014-12-27)1.20
Top 10
Missing
60/61"Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms"Tamsin Greig3 October 2015 (2015-10-03) (part one)
10 October 2015 (2015-10-10) (part two)[56]
0.95 (part two)

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