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100 Greatest / 100 Worst

100 Greatest
Country of origin United Kingdom
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original airing 1999

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. The single "Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out!" (by Bentley Rhythm Ace) has featured in the soundtrack of some of the earlier programmes, while others include various tracks from the Daft Punk album Discovery.

Upon becoming Channel 4's chief creative officer in 2011, Jay Hunt declared that the list show format would be discontinued.[1]

Original series

  • 100 Greatest TV Moments (11 September 1999) - presented by Graham Norton
  • 100 Greatest TV Ads (29 April 2000)[2] - presented by Graham Norton
  • 100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell (9 September 2000)[3] - presented by Zoë Ball
  • 100 Greatest No. 1s (6 January 2001) - presented by Graham Norton
  • 100 Greatest TV Characters (5-6 May 2001) - presented by Ardal O'Hanlon
  • 100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows (27 August 2001) - presented by Jamie Theakston (with puppet characters Sooty and Sweep)
  • 100 Greatest Films (24-25 November 2001) - presented by Graham Norton
  • 100 Greatest TV Treats of 2001 (29 December 2001) - presented by Jamie Theakston
  • 100 Greatest Sporting Moments (12 & 19 January 2002)[4] - presented by Vinnie Jones, with additional narration from Dickie Davies
  • 100 Greatest World Cup Moments (18 May 2002) - presented by Bob Mortimer
  • 100 Greatest TV Treats of 2002 (31 December 2002) - narrated by Harry Hill
  • 100 Greatest Movie Stars (4-5 May 2003) - presented by Richard E. Grant
  • The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (25-26 October 2003)[5] - presented by Jimmy Carr
  • 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (29 November 2003) - presented by Anna Chancellor
  • 100 Greatest TV Treats of 2003 (24 December 2003) - narrated by Jimmy Carr
  • 100 Greatest Musicals (26-27 December 2003) - presented by Denise Van Outen
  • The Ultimate Film (27-28 November 2004) - presented by John Cleese
  • 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (24 December 2004)[6] - presented by Jimmy Carr
  • 100 Greatest TV Treats of 2004 (26 December 2004) - presented by Jimmy Carr
  • 100 Greatest Pop Videos (6 February 2005) - presented by Jimmy Carr
  • 100 Greatest Tearjerkers (13 February 2005)[7] - presented by Jimmy Carr[8][9][10][11]
  • 100 Greatest Cartoons (27 February 2005) - presented by Jimmy Carr
  • 100 Greatest Albums (17 April 2005)[12] - narrated by Alexander Armstrong
  • 100 Greatest War Films (14-15 May 2005) - presented by Sean Pertwee
  • 100 Greatest Family Films (22-23 December 2005) - narrated by Bob Hoskins
  • 100 Greatest Funny Moments (26 February 2006) - presented by Rob Brydon
  • 100 Greatest Sex Symbols (24 February 2007) - presented by Anna Chancellor
  • 100 Greatest Stand-Ups (18 March 2007)[13] - narrated by Ann Bryson
  • 100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2010 (10 April 2010) - updated list, narrated by Ann Bryson
  • 100 Greatest World Cup Moments of All Time! (13 June 2010) - updated list, presented by Bob Mortimer
  • 100 Greatest Toys (19 December 2010) - presented by Jonathan Ross[14]
  • 100 Greatest Gadgets[15] (29 August 2011) - presented by Stephen Fry

Spin-off series

  • 100 Worst Britons (10 May 2003) - presented by Jimmy Carr (a tongue-in-cheek response to the popular BBC Two 100 Greatest Britons series, broadcast in 2002. To maintain a light-hearted tone, voters were only permitted to nominate living persons who were not currently in jail, meaning that figures such as Oswald Mosley, Jeffrey Archer, Jonathan King, Harold Shipman and Myra Hindley did not appear)
  • 100 Worst Pop Records (1 January 2004) - presented by Jimmy Carr, with additional narration from Ann Bryson
  • The Comedian's Comedian (1 January 2005) - presented by Jimmy Carr
  • 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (3 April 2005) - presented by Tom Baker
  • 50 Greatest Documentaries (9 October 2005) - presented by Zoë Wanamaker
  • 50 Greatest Comedy Films (1 January 2006) - presented by Stephen Fry
  • 50 Greatest One Hit Wonders (7 May 2006) - presented by Justin Lee Collins
  • 50 Films to See Before You Die (22 July 2006) - narrated by Richard Teideman
  • 50 Greatest TV Dramas (3 February 2007) - presented by Miriam Margoyles
  • The World's Greatest Comedy Characters (14 April 2007) - presented by Simon Pegg
  • Greatest Comedy Catchphrases (4 January 2008) - narrated by Ardal O'Hanlon
  • 50 Greatest Pop Videos (17 July 2010) - presented by Kimberley Walsh
  • 50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers (4 December 2010)
  • 50 Greatest Wedding Shockers (23 April 2011)
  • 50 Funniest Moments of 2012 (28 December 2012) (No. 1: Gangnam Style by PSY).

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