MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS MAKES
RADIO TIMES' LIST OF ALL-TIME TOP 40 SHOWS
Radio Times' TV editor Alison Graham has named the greatest 40 television programs ever made, from classic sitcoms and dramas to groundbreaking documentaries. The list, revealed on 27 August, is a mixture of American and British television shows, with Monty Python's Flying Circus making the alphabetical list at number 22.
The list can be found in the 30 August - 5 September edition of the Radio Times.
If you were an alien wanting a good grounding in TV, this is it, said Alison Graham, who has been watching TV for about 35 years. It's the connoisseur's guide to discerning TV.
I had an awful lot of weeding out to do, Graham said. It's
quite an emotional thing because TV viewing is quite emotional, whether
you are a soap fan or you like your documentaries. You do get quite
carried away. But it's a bit pointless if it gets beyond 40.
More recent shows include Ricky Gervais' hit comedy The Office and Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, as well as The League of Gentlemen
Also making the list is John Cleese's Fawlty Towers sitcom, at number 13. Here is the complete list, in alphabetical order.